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C2 - Learnings from a national-philanthropic collaboration to build local resilience

Session description

Facilitator: Katherine Michonski, Principal, HR&A Advisors, New York, USA


  • Angie Fyfe, Executive Director, ICLEI USA, Oakland, USA
  • Braulio Morera, Director of Resilience Strategy Delivery, 100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, London, UK
  • Harriet Tregoning, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Community Planning and Development U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Washington DC, USA (video intervention)
  • Diane Archer, Senior Researcher, Human Settlements Group, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London, UK

Organized by: HR&A Advisors

This session will showcase global applications of a resilience-centered capacity-building and project development facility called Resilience Academy. Resilience Academy is an accelerated project design workshop created in 2015 to support 67 states, cities, and counties across the United States rebuild after recent disasters as part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) innovative federal competition and capacity-building initiative—the National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC). Building on the success of the competition, in 2016-17, Resilience Academy has been deployed around the world with nine partner organizations including the Asian Development Bank, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, The World Bank, the Western Cape Department of Health, 100 Resilient Cities, and the American Red Cross. Speakers from The Rockefeller Foundation, the US federal and local government, and the private sector will share perspectives on the unique partnership model and key contributions made from each sector during the NDRC, as well as share insights for scaling Resilience Academy globally.