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Four Africa Cities Named Most Resiliant, Receive Support

Niyi Aderibigbe | Ventures Africa   in  ·
December 16, 2014

VENTURES AFRICA – Four African countries have been selected to join 100 Resilient Cities – cities who have demonstrated a commitment to building their own capacities to navigate the shocks and stresses of an increasingly complex 21st Century.

Accra (Ghana), Enugu (Nigeria), Kigali (Rwanda) and Arusha (Tanzania) were selected with 31 others globally to benefit from the support of 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) – Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, as they work towards becoming more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges faced by cities globally.

“During our first 18 months, we’ve seen our first cohort of cities mature, appoint chief resilience officers, and embark on their own resilience strategy processes,” 100RC said in a statement. “No doubt this momentum contributed to the immense response we saw to the second round of the 100 Resilient Cities Challenge has been enormous, with 331 exceptional applications from cities around the world, submitted in seven languages.


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