Resilience and private sector in Latin America and Caribbean
“Impact Challenges” is an initiative of Resilient Cities Network, Avina Foundation, and IDB-Lab that promotes new business models to contribute to strengthening urban resilience in Latin America through technological and social innovation to overcome social, environmental, and economic challenges. (Read more)
Emerging themes addressed by the initiative
The productive activities’ impacts are one of the main causes of Climate Change. Moving from a linear economy (based on manufacturing, consumption, and waste) towards a circular economy of sustainable production with efficient use of the resources, as well as more responsible consumption, contributes to reducing the economic and social impacts from the global environmental crisis.
Learn about that initiatives contributes to the resilience of the cities from innovative production processes:
To achieve equitable societies requires promoting the autonomy of women improving access to opportunities, safe environments, and their active participation in decision-making processes and public policies. It contributes to improving the quality of life of women, as well as reducing social tensions associated with inequalities. Therefore, it is essential to take advantage of the potential and talent of women to adapt cities to new challenges and to find joint solutions to the problems they face.
Learn about the initiatives that promote resilience of cities from gender equality and empowerment of women:
Convocatoria para Ciudad de México, Quito y Salvador de Bahía para becas de USD 1,500 para periodistas que investiguen sobre resiliencia urbana
The Initiative is implemented by Resilient Cities Network, Avina Foundation, and IDB-Lab with support of Citi Foundation.