Kigali’s Resilience Initiative
The City of Kigali, last week, embarked on a programme of developing a comprehensive resilience plan that will enable the capital to better survive, adapt, and grow despite any chronic stresses and acute shocks.
The programme’s commencement was marked by a daylong forum dubbed; “Resilience Agenda Workshop”, which brought together stakeholders, including government, private sector, non-profit and civil society organisations.
The programme will be implemented through a joint cooperation of the City of Kigali and the 100 Resilient Cities initiative that was pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation. Kigali is among the 67 cities globally (one of the six in Africa) selected by the 100 Resilient Cities initiative. The New Times’Collins Mwai caught up with Michael Berkowitz, the president of 100 Resilient Cities initiative to learn more about the initiative and its purpose.