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Mayor of Mandalay Selected for 100 Resilient Cities City Leader Advisory Committee

100 Resilient Cities (pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation) unveiled the City Leader Advisory Committee – a group of city chief executives who will contribute their expertise to the global resilience movement at the 100 Resilient Cities Urban Resilience Summit taking place in New York. Ye Lwin, Mayor of Mandalay was selected as one of founding member of City Leader Advisory Committee, along with other nine city leaders including Mayor of Nashville, United States of America, Chief Executive of Sydney, Australia and Mayor of Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

City Leader Advisory Committee aimed at to advise and advocate for the global resilience movement as 100RC and its network cities move forward with implementing resilience solutions. The advisory committee members will advise on policy and advocacy, act as global champions, and help 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) identify and priorities key issues that are essential to building urban resilience as 100RC pivots to implementing resilience building projects in cities.

Michael Berkowitz, President, 100 Resilient Cities said ‘Four years ago, the Rockefeller Foundation created 100 Resilient Cities in response to massive urbanization and the twin threats of climate change and globalization. Since then, the importance of cities, and therefore our work, has only grown. Now, our practice is at a turning point. We’re pivoting from the early stages of planning to the implementation of concrete projects aimed at improving the lives of people in our member cities. The City Leaders Advisory Committee formalizes the role that these city executives have played as the global leaders of the urban resilience movement and will help shape the movement in years to come’. 100RC’s urban resilience work builds on a century of work by the Rockefeller Foundation helping the poor and vulnerable and more than 50 years of urban planning and policy expertise. Since 2013, 100RC has worked with its network cities to place 80 chief resilience officers, while 32 resilience strategies have been released to date.