Resilience Dialogue: The Future of Resilience – Banking on Cities

Cities want to build resilience.
Markets are looking for investment opportunities.
How can we bring them together?

Resilience Dialogue

Friday, April 20 | 5:00 - 6:30pm

World Bank Headquarters  |  Washington, DC  |  JB1-080

Reception to follow

Stream online at World Bank Live

Kristalina Georgieva
CEO, World Bank Group

Patricia Espinosa
Executive Secretary, UNFCCC


Femi Oke
British Television Presenter and Journalist

Investor Panel:
Elizabeth Yee
VP of City Solutions, 100 Resilient Cities

Jessica Shannon
Partner, PwC

Jennifer Musisi
Executive Director, Kampala Capital City Authority

Vazil Hudák
Vice President, European Investment Bank


The Resilience Dialogue series was launched in 2011 when major development and humanitarian partners meeting at the World Bank agreed to institutionalize a series of events on the margins of the WBG-IMF Annual and Spring Meetings to monitor progress on the resilience agenda. With 11 successful events and dozens of high-level participants from country governments and major development agencies, the Resilience Dialogue series brings awareness and focused policy advocacy to issues within the field of disaster risk management, including financing, partnerships, innovation, technology, preparedness, institutional capacity and more. These highly visible flagship events helped ensure climate and disaster resilience remains at the forefront of these important conversations.