Chief Resilience Officers From Around the World Announce the Evolution of the 100 Resilient Cities Program

Conference Hall B
Global Resilient Cities Network, pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation


Cities face a growing range of shocks and stresses, including climate change, growing migrant populations, inadequate infrastructure, pandemics and cyber-attacks. 82% of cities globally are located in areas that face a high risk of mortality from a natural disaster. Nearly 90% of cities globally are highly vulnerable to economic losses associated with potential natural disaster. Building resilience in cities and communities of all sizes is therefore more critical than ever before.

With a common lens for holistic city resilience and thousands of projects in implementation, Global Resilient Cities Network is comprised of the member cities and Chief Resilience Officers from the 100 Resilient Cities program.

This briefing session will introduce the evolution of the movement initiated by 100 Resilient Cities. The Global Resilient Cities Network will drive urban resilience action with an expanded partner base and welcome up to 10 new members in 2020 to protect vulnerable communities from climate change and other urban challenges. With support from The Rockefeller Foundation and other funding partners, the Network aims to support cities and their Chief Resilience Officers in future-proofing their communities and critical infrastructure.


Twitter: @GlobalResCities
Instagram: @globalresiliencenow
LinkedIn: Global Resilient Cities Network (GRCN) 

  • 11.00 – 11.05    Welcome and introductions
  • 11.05 – 11.10    Briefing from GRCN Acting Executive Director Ms. Lauren Sorkin
  • 11.10 – 11.20    Words from Chief Resilience Officers and Mr. Jorge Rodriguez (Mercociudades).
  • 11.20 – 11.30    Q&A
  • 11:30                Photo Opportunity: Chief Resilience Officers, GRCN & Mercociudades

Session Speakers