Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Webinar: Aligning Stakeholder Priorities in Urban Resilience Thursday, 20 January 2022 - 09.00 AM EST

Webinar: Aligning Stakeholder Priorities in Urban Resilience  
Thursday, 20 January 2022 - 09.00 AM EST / 03:00pm CET / 10.00 PM SIN/KUL 



Funding, including the need to mobilize various sources of investment capital, plays an important role in supporting cities to address their resilient development challenges. The link between donors and beneficiaries, however, can be indirect, or limited to progress reports and formal governance structures.

The first Cities on the Frontline session of 2022, jointly organized by Resilient Cities Network and the City Resilience Program, will focus on “Aligning Stakeholder Priorities in Urban Resilience”. Join us to hear directly from two of the world’s leading donor-funded disaster and resilience platforms (GFDRR & UNDRR), one of the principal donor countries in this space, and a number of city officials about the role of donor support for delivering resilient urban development, what value it adds, and how it could become even more effective.

Featured Speakers

This session will be co-moderated by Lauren Sorkin, R-Cities Executive Director, and Sameh Wahba, Global Director for the Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice at the World Bank and will feature Mami Mizutori, Special Representative to the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNDRR and Dagmar Vogel, Head of Infrastructure Financing Division, Head of Infrastructure Financing Division, Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). 

Their interventions will be complemented by three city officials: Anthea Stephens, Climate & Sustainability Component Lead, Cities Support Programme, National Treasury of South Africa; Joni Baboci, former General Director of Planning and Urban Development of the City of Tirana; and Silva Magaia, Superintendent of Territorial Planning, Urbanization & Environment at the Municipal Council of Maputo. 



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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