Resilience planning requires collaboration across disciplines, political boundaries and sectors to address gaps and respond to emerging and current risks from climate change. Co-hosted by the Collaborative for Urban Resilience and Effectiveness (CURE) and World Resources Institute (WRI), "Preparing the next generation of youth leaders to accelerate Climate Adaptation in cities" will highlight the value of knowledge sharing and inclusive climate adaptation among various stakeholders, including civil society actors, policy think tanks, universities, city governments and donors.

Partnerships between universities, community organizations, city governments and the private sector can drive inclusive and resilient urban development. Between a panel discussion and small group breakout sessions, attendees will collaborate on ways to advance climate adaptation practice and research through long-term university-city-civil society partnerships.



  • Dr. Murali Chandrashekaran, Vice Provost, International, University of British Columbia; Fred H. Siller Professor of Marketing and Behavioural Science, Sauder School of Business, UBC; Senior Research Fellow, Global Network for Advanced Management

Introductory Speaker

  • Patricia Fuller, Ambassador for Climate Change, Canada


  • Sheela Patel, Chair, Shack/Slum Dwellers International
  • Lauren Sorkin, Executive Director, Global Resilience Cities Network
  • Rogier van den Berg, Urban Development Director, WRI Ross Center For Sustainable Cities
  • Dr. Rosalind West, Climate Resilience Theme Lead, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, United Kingdom