9:30 - 11:00 Financing Urban Resilience Plenary

Panelists will discuss the state of resilience financing with an aim towards understanding barriers and the importance of building partnerships to address these challenges. The need for local governments to think creatively about financing their resilience efforts using existing assets, local revenue streams, and fiscal mechanisms to leverage other funds will also be brought to the forefront.  

Facilitator: Christina Rumbaitis del Rio, Rockefeller Foundation

  • Sasank Vemuri, Cities Development Initiative for Asia
  • Peter King, ADAPT Asia-Pacific
  • Amanda Femal, USAID Development Credit Authority (tbc)
  • Alexandra Vogl, Urban Development Specialist, Regional and Sustainable Development Department, ADB (tbc)
  • Jillian Dyszinski, Director of Adaptation and Mitigation, Green Climate Fund (tbc)
  • Renato Redentor Constantino, CEO, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (tbc)
  • David Dodman, IIED (tbc)
  • Lauren Sorkin, 100 Resilient Cities
  • Shailaja Annamraju, DFID (tbc)

Organised in cooperation with:  The Rockefeller Foundation

11:30 - 13:00 Closing and Outlook Plenary

The final plenary of the Congress summarises the highlights and discussion points of the Congress and reviews progress made. 

Outlook 2015

Discussion of key milestones and events for the urban resilience agenda in 2015 with speakers from GIZ, UNDP, UNISDR, UN-Habitat, and ICLEI.

  • UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Sendai, Japan, March 2015
    Supachai Tantikom, Advisor to the Governor of Bangkok

  • ICLEI World Congress, Seoul, Republic of Korea, April 2015

  • Local Government Roadmap from Lima to COP21 in Paris, France, December 2015
    Niclas Svenningsen, Manager DSI, Sustainable Development Mechanisms Programme, UNFCCC (tbc)

  • Linking to an Urban SDG
    Mariko Sato, UN HABITAT

  • Habitat III, Quito, Ecuador, October 2016
    Donovan Storey, UN ESCAP 

Congress Summary

Summary of the congress highlights, progress made, and gaps identified.  

  • Congress Summary
    Mariko Sato, Chief, UN-Habitat Bangkok Office

  • Emani Kumar, Executive Director, ICLEI South Asia & Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI
  • Supachai Tantikom, Advisor to the Governor of Bangkok

Announcement of Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific 2016

  • Datuk Seri Ir. Hj. Idris bin Hj. Haron, Chief Minister of Melaka, Malaysia (tbc)

14:00 Site Visits

Site Visits in Bangkok organised by Bangkok Metropolitan Administration