Winners of the ‘Voices of the Community’ Video Contest

Source(s): Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean

MCR2030’s short video contest 'Voices of the Community - Getting Ready for a Resilient Future in the Americas and the Caribbean', gives local voices a platform to tell a story, share ideas, practices, and experiences of their communities related to disaster risk reduction and resilience. The contest emphasizes the ability of local communities to reduce their disaster risks, their efforts to build resilient cities and highlights potential pathways for effective partnerships.

We gladly announce the winners of the contest  and invite you to watch their videos:

‘Community Practices’ Winner
'Youth' Winner
'People's Choice'
PREDES – Centro de Estudios y
Prevención de Desastres
Grupo de Educação Ambiental Crítica
da Escola de Artes, EACH USP
Peru Brazil Brazil


‘Community Practices’ 2nd Place
'Youth' 2nd Place
Codel Altos de Los Pinos
FONDECYT Resiliencia
Comunitaria Climática 
Honduras Chile  


All the videos submitted to the contest are available at the contest playlist on UNDRR’s YouTube channel:



We want to acknowledge the role of those who took part in the contest and contributed to its success! Individuals, youth and student groups, the private sector, NGOs, and the public sector submitted videos from eight different countries, both from urban and rural environments. These videos revealed inspiring local stories and shared various ways to enhance community resilience. They also highlighted cooperation efforts among different actors, stressing the cross-cutting character of the work and further addressing issues such as education, women's empowerment, heritage, and nature-based solutions.

The winner videos in the 'Youth' and 'Community Practices' categories will feature at UNDRR's VII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction for the Americas and the Caribbean in the "Making cities resilient: the urban challenge" session on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, from 9:00 - 10:00. You can register for this session here.


The contest’s jury panel consists of five experts in the fields of resilience, climate adaptation, resilience, and disaster risk reduction:


Ivis G Z
Ana Luisa Núñez
Karla Giovanna G. de S. Braga
Ivis Garcia Zambrana
Ana Luisa Núñez 
Karla Giovanna G. de S. Braga
Assistant Professor in City & Metropolitan
Planning, University of Utah 
Disaster Risk Reduction in Urban Contexts Unit Coordinator, GOAL Honduras
Coordinator of Hub Pará,
Youth Climate Leaders (YCL)
Johanna Granados Alcalá Helena Monteiro
Johanna Granados Alcalá
Helena Monteiro
Urban Resilience Lead, UNDRR Regional Office
for the Americas and the Caribbean
MCR2030 Project Specialist, UNDRR Regional Office
for Europe and Central Asia



Additional information about the contest is in the annexed flyers.





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