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Announcing the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge

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We want to make sure NCDD members are aware of an exciting new endeavor being launched by the Rockefeller Foundation.  With the increasing frequency and scale of natural and man-made disasters challenging cities around the world, it is increasingly important to find and develop ways to increase our cities’ capacity to absorb shocks and bounce back quickly.  That is why the Rockefeller Foundation is inviting cities from around the world to enter the 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge.

Starting this August, cities can formally apply to be part of three rounds of selections over the next three years.  Winners of the Challenge will be granted membership in the 100 Resilient Cities Network, which will share knowledge and best resilience practices, and they receive support to hire a Chief Resilience Officer who will be supported in their development and implementation of a new resilience plan.  This project and competition are an important step forward in ensuring that cities, soon to be home to 75% of the world’s human population, are prepared to cope with disasters of all kinds and to protect their poorest and most vulnerable populations.

Selected cities will work to create and execute resilience strategies on a city-wide scale, in a way that addresses the need of the poor or vulnerable people.

Please be sure to watch the Rockefeller Foundation’s informative video on the 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge below, and visit their website for more details on how you can help enter your city into the challenge. Good luck!

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An inclusiveness trainer and group process facilitator, Roshan Bliss serves as NCDD's Youth Engagement Coordinator and Blog Curator. Combining his belief that decisions are better when everyone is involved with his passion for empowering young people, his work focuses on increasing the involvement of youth and students in public conversations.

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