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Giving Compass' Take:
• Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, president of The Rockefeller Foundation, writes how his organization is tackling our global and social problems through investments and a focus on resilience and partnerships.
• How does resilience fit into your giving strategy?
• Here's an article on encouraging investments in climate solutions.
Signing up to help a billion people is an audacious goal. But that is exactly what the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center announced its intention to do today when we unveiled this new effort that builds on work The Rockefeller Foundation has been doing for more than a decade.
Since 2005, we’ve invested more than half a billion dollars in the field of resilience to help equip the world’s cities to address 21st century challenges like climate change, mass migration, and rapidly shifting economies. These investments have touched cities around the world: from post-Katrina New Orleans to post-Sandy New York City; from the coastal megacities of Southwest Asia to landlocked agricultural hubs in sub-Saharan Africa; from Accra in Ghana and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Wellington, New Zealand, and Washington D.C.
My predecessor, Dr. Judith Rodin, established the Foundation’s focus on resilience. Since then, the Foundation has been committed to helping governments, the private sector and communities think strategically about how they plan, build and run their cities so that they work for all their residents.
Read the full article about building a more resilient planet by Dr. Rajiv J. Shah at The Rockefeller Foundation.