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 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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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 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 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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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:

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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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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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

The experience of the cities in the Regional Initiative of Resilient Cities

The experience of the cities in the Regional Initiative of Resilient Cities

As part of the activities for the Community of Practice and Learning for the Regional Initiative of Resilient Cities, a webinar was held on August 3rd showcasing the experience of some cities and their participation in the initiative and the implementation of their challenges. View More
La experiencia de las ciudades participantes en la Iniciativa Regional de Ciudades Resilientes

La experiencia de las ciudades participantes en la Iniciativa Regional de Ciudades Resilientes

Como parte de las actividades de la Comunidad de Aprendizaje de la Iniciativa Regional de Ciudades Resilientes, el 3 de agosto se realizó un seminario web sobre la experiencia de las ciudades en su participación en la Iniciativa y en la implementación de los Desafíos de Impacto. View More
Convocatoria para Asunción, Buenos Aires, Córdoba o Montevideo para becas de USD 1,500 para periodistas que investiguen sobre resiliencia urbana

Convocatoria para Asunción, Buenos Aires, Córdoba o Montevideo 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 Asunción, Buenos Aires, Córdoba o Montevideo. La convocatoria es un proyecto en el marco de la Iniciativa Regional de View More
Introducing the Community of Practice in the Latin American, Regional Resilient Cities Initiative

Introducing the Community of Practice in the Latin American, Regional Resilient Cities Initiative

On July 7, we presented the Community of Practice from the Regional Resilient Cities Initiative through a webinar featuring four key presenters from the participating institutions: Eugene Zapata Garesché, Regional Director for Latin America in the Resilient Cities Network; Gabriel Baracatt, Executive Director from the Avina Foundation; Paula Aurebach, Senior View More
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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