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Capacity Building for Social-Ecological Resilience


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Alice Balbo, ICLEI, Bonn, Germany

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Capacity Building for Social-Ecological Resilience

  1. 1. • Capacity Building for Social-Ecological Resilience at IDRC 2012 ICLEI’s mission: Building capacity at the local level and on the local level Alice Balbo Resilient Cities Project Manager ICLEI World Secretariat© ICLEI 2012
  2. 2. • The work of ICLEI ICLEI is : - a global membership association of local governments - working with over 1200 cities on eight agendas: • Sustainable city • Resilient city • Low-carbon city • Biodiverse city • Resource-efficient city • Green urban infrastructure • Green urban economy • Healthy & happy community© ICLEI 2012
  3. 3. • ICLEI‘s approach to capacity building Broad Targeted capacity knowledge building in selected sharing projects Through Through • Publications (case • On demand trainings studies, global reports, and training etc.) modules on different • Open tools thematic areas • Online knowledge • Regional and global platforms (Local thematic events Renewables, Resilient • Webinars (Resilient Resource Point) Cities webinar series) For For ICLEI’s network ICLEI members, and beyond project partners event participants© ICLEI 2012
  4. 4. • Building resilience and ICLEI‘s offers (1) Forums Local Guidance© ICLEI 2012
  5. 5. • Building resilience and ICLEI‘s offers (2)• LG specific Guides, Toolkits, Resources for Resilient Cities or Climate Change Adaptation in all regions• Developing appropriate multi-level governance frameworks for local climate adaptation• Promoting 2nd phase of ‘Making cities resilient: My city is getting ready’ the UN’s World Disaster Reduction Campaign• Annually organize the Resilient Cities Global Forum on Urban Resilience & Adaptation and a related series of webinars connected to the theme• Building the Mayors’ Adaptation Forum as a mechanism for local decision makers to learn, exchange, formulate actions• Promote the Durban Adaptation Charter to firm up cities and LGs commitments to climate adaptation © ICLEI 2012
  6. 6. • Some of ICLEI‘s regional initiatives- Changing Climate, ChangingCommunities: For Municipal Climate Adaptation - Adapting Urban Water Systems to Climate Change - SWITCH – Managing Water - Guide & Toolkit for Asian - Guide & Workbook for the City of the Future Cities - Adaptation Initiative - AsianCitiesAdapt (ACCCRN) - AsianCitiesAdapt - AdaptCap- Climate ResilientCommunities Program- Preparing for Climate - Sub Regional Node ofChange APAN Guidebook - AsianCitiesAdapt- ADAPT online - ACCCRN (upcoming)management tool- Participatory Vulnerability Assessment Survey Tool - Local Government Sub-Saharan African Climate The Municipal Climate Cities: 5 City Network for Action Plan (PACMUN) Adaptation Toolkit Adaptation Solutions - PAKLIM Program Program - Guide & Toolkit for Asian Cities (ACCCRN) © ICLEI 2012
  7. 7. • Thank you for your attention For additional information on ICLEI’s work contact: or check:© ICLEI 2012