PR 1.5 Unlocking opportunities from leadership for Resilient Cities: how to make changes happen

 Thursday 12 May, 08.45 – 10.30, Goudriaan Room II

Successful adaptation involves champion leaders to initiate change. The roles of leadership and support from trusted advisors are essential to navigate the changes through political acceptance and on to the delivery of outcomes and impact. The session aims to demonstrate effective leadership practices to initiate and catalyse changes for resilient cities in developed and developing countries. The exchange of leadership practices from ten participating cities will focus on sharing effective ways to 1) drive change for adaption in cities, 2) foster City-to-City learning (multiply and scale out resilience programmes to other cities), and 3) support leadership development for sustainability and resilience in cities. The session will be prepared in a two-day workshop with ten cities immediately before the Conference.

Organised by Chris Zevenbergen, UNESCO-IHE, the Netherlands
Partners City of Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Rockefeller Foundation, USA
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Chair Chris Zevenbergen, UNESCO-IHE, the Netherlands
Rapporteur Berry Gersonius, UNESCO-IHE, the Netherlands

Sustainability & resilience leaders (CRO’s) from a selection of cities from Asia and Europe, which have participated in the Workshop on Leadership for Resilient Cities, on 9 May ahead of the Conference.

 A panel comprising CRO’s of the remainder cities and global city networks and organizations will reflect on the presentations.

Tatiana Gallego-Lizon, Urban Development and Water Division SEUW
Eri Honda, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Riyanti Djalante, Kendari, Indonesia
Pabdu Zanuar, Malang, Indonesia
Thushari Andra Hennadige, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Ellen Kelder, Dordrecht, the Netherlands