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GRCN Coronavirus Speaker Series: Sharing Knowledge to Respond with Resilience

GRCN Coronavirus Speaker Series: Sharing Knowledge to Respond with Resilience is a weekly session organized by the Global Resilient Cities Network (GRCN), a grantee supported by The Rockefeller Foundation, and the World Bank as a knowledge sharing session for cities in response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Bookmark this page to check back on the latest videos as they become available.


GRCN Coronavirus Speaker Series | Session 6

Date: April 16, 2020

For this 6º session, we covered the topic of “Inclusive approaches for tackling #COVID19 in informal settlements ”. Our speakers Mohammed Zanna, Nigerian Slum / Informal Settlement Federation, Julian Baskin, Principal Urban Advisor, Cities Alliance Secretariat, and Farouk Braimah, Executive Director-People’s Dialogue on Human Settlements, Ghana Deputy Chair of Slum Dwellers International’s Board.


GRCN Coronavirus Speaker Series | Session 5

Date: April 9, 2020

For this fifth session, we covered the topic of “Holistic Resilience in Action”. Our speakers Alexandria McBride, Assistant to the City Administrator/Chief Resilience Officer, Oakland, and Amy Knowles, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Miami Beach/Resilient 305.


GRCN Coronavirus Speaker Series | Session 4

Date: April 2, 2020

For this fourth session, we covered the topic of “Rapid Response and Adaptation in Times of Crisis”. Our speakers are Fernando Straface, Secretary-General and Foreign Affairs of Buenos Aires and Michael Berkowitz, Founding Principal of Resilient Cities Catalyst.


GRCN Coronavirus Speaker Series | Session 3

Date: March 26, 2020

For this third session, we covered the topic of “Leveraging Technology to Respond to the Coronavirus & Build Urban Resilience”. Our speakers are Professor Ying Long from Tsinghua University and Liora Shechter, Chief Information Officer & Smart City Director in Tel Aviv.


GRCN Coronavirus Speaker Series | Session 2

Date: March 19, 2020

For this second session, we covered the topic of “Government Responses and Continuity”. Our speakers are Piero Pelizzaro Chief Resilience Officer of the Municipality of Milan and Alice Reeves, Deputy Chief Resilience Officer of Greater London.

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