Urban Thinkers Campus Resilient Cities: Bridging the Humanitarian/ Development Divide

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Date(s) - 11/02/2016
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


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The City We Need can survive, adapt, and grow no matter what type of crises, be they chronic stresses or acute shocks, it experiences. The City We Need is resilient.

World Vision International and the International Rescue Committee, representing different sides of the humanitarian-development divide, are co-organizing an Urban Thinkers Campus focused on urban resilience, hosted by ALNAP. The Campus will explore the role of resiliency in bridging the humanitarian/development divide in order to achieve durable, sustainable, and multi-dimensional outcomes appropriate to the local context following urban crises.

Held virtually, the Campus aims to:

  • Explore the role of both humanitarian and developmental actors in enhancing the overall resilience of cities, in partnership with local governments and key city stakeholders
  • Introduce the Global Alliance for Urban Crises and its recommendations pertaining to Resilient Cities
  • Share promising practices of resilience-building innovations in urban contexts from diverse regions;
  • Discuss innovative ideas for cooperation and partnership that contribute to resilient cities, including multi-sectoral approaches and community empowerment strategies – especially for the most marginalized groups
  • Promote consensus amongst participants about the importance and role of urban resilience in achieving a better urban future, drawing on WVI’s developmental and IRC’s humanitarian experience and expertise;
  • Agree on key recommendations for resilient cities that will feed into The City We Need

For registration and more information, click here. 

*Please Note: This is a virtual event taking place from 9am – 11am EST.


  • Aline Rahbany, World Vision International
  • Samer Saliba, International Rescue Committee


  • Filiepe Decort, Global Alliance for Urban Crises
  • Gurgen Boshyan, Humanitarian Emergencies Affairs Expert, WV South Caucasus based in Armenia
  • Abdiaziz B. Yusuf, Livelihoods and ERD Coordinator, IRC Somalia 


Jacqueline Trieu

Knowledge Management & Project Coordinator, WVI, based in Melbourne WUC logo high-res



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