Cities on the Frontline. From Theory to Practice: Partnerships to fund Resilience Implementation


Apr 21, 2022


09:00 AM



With more than half of the world’s population living in urban areas, a number that is expected to reach 70 percent by 2050, urgent action is required to ensure our cities can withstand the effects of multiple shocks and stresses. Business-as-usual models of siloed and reactive planning do not provide cities with the means to thrive in the face of the acute shocks and chronic stresses of the 21st century.
“From Theory to Practice: Partnerships to Fund Resilience Implementation” will share insights on the Resilient Community Impact Fund or RCIFund, a catalytic funding tool recently announcing a “call for co funding” to bring together public and private partners at the global and local level. The RCIFund is designed to support innovative, scalable projects in member cities, while supporting project preparation to advance the pipeline of projects with a robust Resilience Value. The RCIFund and its donor partners will help secure a resilient future in the cities we live in, building holistic, equitable resilience and reducing vulnerability. Join us to learn more about the RCIFund, its planned impact and how to get involved.
Featured Speakers
This session will feature speakers Stewart Sarkozy-Banoczy, Global Director, Policy and Investments at the Resilient Cities Network and project director for the RCIFund, Andrea Davis, AVP, Regional Engagement Manager – North America and Bermuda at Z Zurich Foundation and Jane Gilbert, Chief Heat Officer at Miami-Dade County, Former Chief Resilience Officer and Member of RCIFund Advisory Board.
Cities on the Frontline is a virtual thought leadership speaker series. The series, which began in 2020 co-organized by the Resilient Cities Network and the World Bank Group’s City Resilience Program, provides city practitioners and the industries and residents that they support, an understanding and means for responding to the pandemic and associated stresses, as well as solutions for planning towards a more resilient recovery.
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