Resilience for the Urban Poor Forum 2021

Series: 2021 Resilience Learning Month

Resilience for the Urban Poor Forum 2021

16 November 2021 to 18 November 2021

Building the resilience of the urban poor is a critical issue for rapidly urbanizing countries in Asia and the Pacific. Cities and other urban areas are major drivers of national economies and home to an increasing urban poor population who are significantly contributing to productivity, both in the formal and informal sectors, to achieve national development goals. However, natural hazards and climate change threaten these goals and may erode the gains that have already been achieved. The impacts of climate change are expected to worsen in the coming years and decades, and the effects that these have on urban residents—particularly the poor—will be shaped by decisions and investments made now. The Resilience for the Urban Poor Forum (RUP2021 Forum) aimed to increase awareness of ADB’s developing member countries on disaster and climate risk-related issues and challenges faced by the urban poor, and identify opportunities for scaling up pro-poor policies and investments to strengthen the resilience of the urban poor. It highlighted both current and emerging issues, potential innovative solutions and financing, and multisectoral, multi-scalar, and transformational approaches to building resilience. The RUP2021 Forum included learning sessions on the use of disaster and climate risk information in designing pro-poor investments for building resilience. The RUP2021 Forum was organized by Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Division and Social Development Thematic Group, in collaboration with Urban Sector Group, under Advancing Inclusive and Resilient Urban Development Targeted at the Urban Poor, with funding support from Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
16 Nov 2021 Opening Opening Session Recording
Rapid urbanization in Asia and the Pacific calls for increased actions in climate-resilient urban development given the inordinate demands that it places...
16 Nov 2021 Opening Opening Presentation
Wendy Walker
16 Nov 2021 Opening Welcome Remarks Manoj Sharma
16 Nov 2021 Opening Brief Remarks Jaya Singh Verma
16 Nov 2021 Opening Keynote Address Sheela Patel
16 Nov 2021 Main Session 1 Climate and Disaster Resilience at the Household Level Recording
Resilient households form the basis for ensuring resilient communities and cities. Without resilience at the household level, the urban poor cannot be...
16 Nov 2021 Main Session 1 Climate and Disaster Resilience at the Household Level
Girlie Grace Casimiro-Igtiben
16 Nov 2021 Main Session 1 Development of Adaptive Social Protection in Indonesia
Maliki
16 Nov 2021 Main Session 1 Housing Micro-Finance for Building Climate Change and Disaster Resilience
Anshukant Taneja
16 Nov 2021 Hot Spot 1 Heat Stress Recording
Heatwaves are projected to become more likely, severe, and persistent with global warming. Urban populations, especially the poor and vulnerable population...
16 Nov 2021 Hot Spot 1 Multiscalar Drivers and Responses to Heat Exposure in Asian Cities
Robert Wilby
16 Nov 2021 Hot Spot 1 Athens, Heat, and Resilience Eleni Myrivili
16 Nov 2021 Hot Spot 1 Mahila Housing Trust
Bijal Brahmbhatt
16 Nov 2021 Hot Spot 2 Compound Hazards Recording
Compound hazards — when multiple hazards occur simultaneously, or one after another — have come to prominence as countries manage climate and disaster...
16 Nov 2021 Hot Spot 2 Impact of Compound Hazards on the Urban Poor
Sanjay Srivastava
16 Nov 2021 Hot Spot 2 Panel Discussion Vicente Anzellini, Enamul Mazid Khan Siddique, Maria Moita
16 Nov 2021 Hard Talk 1 Financing for Resilience of the Urban Poor Recording
Cities in Asia and the Pacific need to plan for a warmer world. This will require scaling up investments in climate and disaster resilience that benefits...
16 Nov 2021 Hard Talk 1 Panel Discussion Shoubhik Ganguly, Aage Jorgensen, Sophie De Coninck, Md. Golam Rabbani, Debora Utami
16 Nov 2021 Hard Talk 2 Transformation Recording
Solutions to making the urban poor more resilient need to go beyond ‘business as usual and need to consider the underlying drivers which create risk for...
16 Nov 2021 Hard Talk 2 Panel Discussion Kirsten McDonald, Smita Rawoot, Virinder Sharma
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
17 Nov 2021 Learning Session 1 Using Climate and Disaster Information for Designing Pro-Poor Investments in Housing Recording
The urban poor often lives where they can afford to such as in informal settlements, which are often non-compliant with planning and building regulations...
17 Nov 2021 Learning Session 1 Introduction Samantha Kay Lisay
17 Nov 2021 Learning Session 1 Presentation: Using Climate and Disaster Information for Designing Pro-Poor Investments in Housing
Lizzie Collins
17 Nov 2021 Main Session 2 Climate and Disaster Resilience at the Community Level Recording
To strengthen climate and disaster resilience of urban poor communities, a range of programmatic responses need to come together at the community level...
17 Nov 2021 Main Session 2 Community-led Resilience Projects
Marino Deocariza
17 Nov 2021 Main Session 2 Climate and Disaster Resilience at Community Level
Anna Marie Karaos
17 Nov 2021 Main Session 2 Slums and the City: Enabling Community Level Interventions in Cirebon City, Indonesia
Tiffany M. Tran
17 Nov 2021 Resilience Innovation 1 The Role of Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture in Urban Resilience Recording
Urban households predominantly depend on foods grown from rural and peri-urban areas. Urban agriculture is small-scale and informal, resulting in unstable...
17 Nov 2021 Resilience Innovation 1 The potential of urban and peri-urban agriculture in Asia
Gordon Prain
17 Nov 2021 Resilience Innovation 1 Urban Farming: Climate- & Nutrition-Smart Agriculture Approach
Michiko Katagami
17 Nov 2021 Resilience Innovation 1 The prospects of urban agriculture to address nutrition insecurity in Dhaka, Bangladesh
John Taylor
17 Nov 2021 Resilience Innovation 1 The role of Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture in Urban Resilience
Deepa Joshi
17 Nov 2021 Resilience Innovation 2 Building Resilience through the Graduation Approach Recording
A large number of studies and reports exist on the impacts of climate change and disasters and on the efficacy of different response mechanisms of the...
17 Nov 2021 Resilience Innovation 2 Roles of the Graduation Approach in Resilience Building
Rozina Haque
17 Nov 2021 Resilience Innovation 2 Climate change impacts on the urban poor - Climate Adaptive Urban UPG programme
Nahin Ferdous
17 Nov 2021 Resilience Innovation 2 Resilience Building through the Sustainable Livelihood in the Philippines
Rhea B. Penaflor
17 Nov 2021 Resilience Innovation 2 Introducing the Graduation Approach for Shock-Responsive Social Protection and Resilience Building in Mongolia
Karin Schelzig
17 Nov 2021 Clinic 1 Asia Pacific Climate Finance Fund (ACliFF) and Disaster Risk Financing for Microfinance Recording
The Asia Pacific Climate Finance Fund (ACliFF) administered by ADB, aims to support the development and implementation of financial risk management products...
17 Nov 2021 Clinic 1 ACliFF Introduction video
Cities in Asia and the Pacific need to plan for a warmer world. This will require scaling up investments in climate and disaster resilience that benefits...
Josh Ling
17 Nov 2021 Clinic 1 Disaster Risk Financing for Microfinance
Jerry Skees
17 Nov 2021 Clinic 1 Designing gender-sensitive disaster microfinance solutions
Katherine Miles
17 Nov 2021 Clinic 2 Operationalizing the ‘Gender Window’ of the Community Resilience Partnership Program Recording
ADB has recently approved its Community Resilience Partnership Program (CRPP) to support countries and communities to scale up investments in climate ...
17 Nov 2021 Clinic 2 Introduction Video
17 Nov 2021 Clinic 2 Community Resilience Partnership Program (Gender Window)
Alexander Fowler, Sugar Gonzales
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
18 Nov 2021 Learning Session 2 Using Climate and Disaster Risk Information for Designing Pro-Poor Investments in Community Infrastructure Recording
The urban poor often lives where they can afford to such as in informal settlements, which are often non-compliant with planning and building regulations...
18 Nov 2021 Learning Session 2 Presentation: Using Climate and Disaster Risk Information for Designing Pro-poor Community Infrastructure
Tony Wong
18 Nov 2021 Main Session 3 Climate and Disaster Resilience at the City Level Recording
City-level resilience towards climate and disaster-related risks requires a suite of interventions embedded within wider processes of sustainable urban...
18 Nov 2021 Main Session 3 Importance of Risk-informed Infrastructure Planning Interventions for Building Urban Poor Resilience
S. M. Nazrul Islam
18 Nov 2021 Main Session 3 Private sector collaboration with Philippine cities on resilience strategy formulation
Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga
18 Nov 2021 Main Session 3 Climate and Disaster Resilience at the City Level: Kolkata Early Warning System
Gopalakrishna Bhat
18 Nov 2021 Main Session 3 Proposed Second Coastal Towns Environmental Infrastructure Improvement Project – Scaling up of city-level interventions for building resilience of the urban poor in Bangladesh
Laxmi Sharma
18 Nov 2021 Main Session 4 Enabling Resilience-Building for the Urban Poor Recording
Success in building resilience for the urban poor will be determined by a set of enabling factors: capable, accountable, and responsive governance; climate...
18 Nov 2021 Main Session 4 Creating an enabling environment to build resilience for the urban poor: a multi-scalar approach
David Dodman
18 Nov 2021 Main Session 4 Enabling Resilience-Building for the Urban Poor
Christopher Rollo
18 Nov 2021 Main Session 4 Climate Resilience Development Policy for Urban Communities
Medrilzam
18 Nov 2021 Main Session 4 DHSUD’s Initiatives: Best Practices, Lessons Learned, and Ways Forward
Julia Angela Mae Collado
18 Nov 2021 Closing Closing Session Recording
This session brought together all the learnings, insights, and key takeaways from the three-day virtual event. Participants will have the opportunity ...

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