European Commission: Initiated in 2015, the Making Cities Sustainable and Resilient Action is supported by the EC. The Action aims to further develop the City Resilience Profiling Tool and implement in pilot cities.
City Council of Barcelona: UN-Habitat has maintained a longstanding collaboration with Barcelona City Council that includes expertise, in-kind staff time and financial support. This fruitful collaboration has helped the developed of the City Resilience Profiling Tool as well as its implementation in pilot cities, most notable Maputo (Mozambique).
Government of Norway: Supportive of UN-Habitat’s resilience work, the Government of Norway continues to support all aspects of UN-Habitat’s work in this area, including knowledge development, implementation and advocacy.
UNISDR: As the United Nations office for Disaster Risk Reduction, the partnership between UN-Habitat and UNISDR is mutually beneficial. The main vessel through which this collaboration is channeled is the Making Cities Sustainable and Resilient Action, supported by the European Commission and implemented by both UN agencies.
Local and regional governments and their networks: Local and regional governments are key stakeholders in urban resilience and in achieving sustainable urban development. UN-Habitat continues to connect with new local government partners through established and efficient networks of LRA.
Through partnerships such as the Medellin Collaboration for Urban Resilience, the Global Alliance on Urban Crises as well as direct cooperation with cities, UN-Habitat is connected with the following networks:
- United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)
- Cities Alliance
Benefiting from the location of the urban resilience office in Barcelona, UN-Habitat enjoys close working relations with various levels of government in the region.
- Generalitat de Catalunya
- Diputacio de Catalunya
Academia: By connecting research to practice, UN-Habitat is supporting the creation and adoption of innovative approaches to understanding, tackling and training on resilience. A promising network of universities (Urban Resilience Institute) working on issues related to urban resilience is blossoming and UN-Habitat continues to spearhead this initiative.
Private Sector: Support transformation in urban areas requires all stakeholders to be engaged. UN-Habitat signed an agreement with AXA group to develop a set of guideline to promote compliance to safer construction strategies for decision-makers. These efforts are furthermore a contribution to the World Urban Campaign.
Smart City Expo World Congress: the annual Smart City Expo World Congress brings together key actors from the urban sphere. Through this collaboration, UN-Habitat has ensured a presence at this international event.
UNV: the online platform for volunteers is an essential resource for UN-Habitat’s urban resilience work, providing expertise and support to communication and knowledge work through translation, research and design.
Sant Pau Knowledge Centre: the Sant Pau Art Nouveau site hosts a range of international organizations and UN-Habitat is fortunate enough to benefit from this network through the coordination of the SPKC.