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Helping cities, organizations, and communities better prepare for, respond to, and transform from disruption.

We live in a world of increasing dynamism and volatility, where technology and greater interconnectedness have accelerated change and altered the way people live. Resilience is the capacity of individuals, communities and systems to survive, adapt, and grow in the face of stress and shocks, and even transform when conditions require it. Building resilience is about making people, communities and systems better prepared to withstand catastrophic events—both natural and manmade—and able to bounce back more quickly and emerge stronger from these shocks and stresses.

  • Crisis is the new normal

    "The Resilience Dividend" uses a range of stories from around the world to show how people, organizations, businesses, communities, and cities have developed resilience in the face of otherwise catastrophic challenges. http://resiliencedividend.org/

  • Finding the Best and Brightest Ideas to Build Resilience

    Teams in the Global Resilience Challenge are researching some of the biggest barriers to resilience in the Sahel, the Horn of Africa, and South and Southeast Asia. http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/blog/finding-best-brightest-ideas-build/

  • Building a resilience network in Asia

    The Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network now reaches over 40 cities in Asia. The program builds capacity, connects practitioners, and provides a platform for sharing knowledge and advancing common agendas around climate change resilience. http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/blog/building-network/


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