Resilience and private sector in Latin America and Caribbean

Resilience and private sector in Latin America and Caribbean

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“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)

Participating cities

Resilient Cordoba Challenge
In August 2020, Avina Foundation, IDB Lab, Resilient Cities Network, Corlab (Direction of the Municipality of Cordoba) and Citi Foundation launched the Resilient Cordoba Challenge.
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Resilient Quito Challenge
In 2019, the Quito Economic Promotion Agency -CONQUITO-, Resilient Cities Network, Avina Foundation, IDB-LAB and Citi Group launched the Quito Resilient Challenge – Ponciano Alto.
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Resilient Mexico City Challenge
In 2019, the Mexico City Government, Fundación Avina, IDB-Lab and 100 Resilient Cities, with the collaboration of the Green Basin Program promoted by the Government…
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Resilient Salvador Challenge
In 2019 the City of Salvador, Resilient Cities Network, Avina Foundation and IDB-LAB, in alliance with WTT – World-Transforming Technologies, and Social Park – Entrepreneurship…
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Emerging themes addressed by the initiative

Circular economy

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:

Hilanda: triple impact textiles
Hilanda recovers discards from textile manufacturers, which are transformed into textile products, such as quilts and cushions, by trained women as part of the program.…
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Turny: sustainable cleaning
Turny is an entrepreneurship that innovates in the development of environmentally friendly household cleaning products that reduce the waste of single-use plastics. The project is…
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Gender equality

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:

Impact stories

Economía circular: una oportunidad para el liderazgo de las mujeres

Economía circular: una oportunidad para el liderazgo de las mujeres

En la actualidad, la economía circular se ha consolidado como un modelo integral que ha cobrado fuerza y relevancia por sus contribuciones a la sustentabilidad y la equidad social. La participación de las mujeres en este modelo se ha incrementado y hoy se plantea como un espacio de oportunidad para View More
Metro De La 80

Metro De La 80

Metro de la 80 (80 Metro) is a strategic project for the City of Medellín whose main objective is to benefit approximately 30% of the inhabitants of the city (around 1 million citizens), through the expansion of transportation opportunities and, as a result, comply with the city's resilience objectives for View More
Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Resilience: Key Points from Local Governments

Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Resilience: Key Points from Local Governments

Cities are complex ecosystems, and advancing resilience implicates local and regional governments as well as other stakeholders interacting in the urban space. Those in the private sector – responsible for a large part of the investments in cities – and, of course, the communities representing citizen interactions in the urban View More
Convocatoria para Ciudad de México, Quito y Salvador de Bahía para becas de USD 1,500 para periodistas que investiguen sobre resiliencia urbana

Convocatoria para Ciudad de México, Quito y Salvador de Bahía para becas de USD 1,500 para periodistas que investiguen sobre resiliencia urbana

Las propuestas de investigación deben abordar aportes del sector privado en las estrategias y/o programas de resiliencia urbana o soluciones a los desafíos para la generación de la resiliencia urbana en Ciudad de México, Quito y Salvador de Bahía. La convocatoria es un proyecto en el marco de la Iniciativa View More
Approaching Urban Waste Management Through a Resilience Lens

Approaching Urban Waste Management Through a Resilience Lens

Cities are home to over half of the global population and account for nearly three quarters of global greenhouse gas emissions, which means no climate target can be met without a deep transformation of urban centers across the globe towards a more inclusive, sustainable and, ultimately, resilient path. View More
Emprendimiento e innovación para la resiliencia: claves desde los gobiernos locales

Emprendimiento e innovación para la resiliencia: claves desde los gobiernos locales

Las ciudades son ecosistemas complejos y el desafío de construir resiliencia implica tanto a los gobiernos locales o regionales como al resto de los actores que operan e interactúan en el espacio urbano. Entre estos, el sector privado -responsable de una buena parte de las inversiones que tienen lugar en View More

Partners

The Initiative is implemented by Resilient Cities Network, Avina Foundation, and IDB-Lab with support of Citi Foundation.

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Resilience and private sector in Latin America and Caribbean