The second Resilience Planning Workshop organised by the World Bank City Resilience Program (CRP) and the EC funded RECIDE program was taking place from 8th to 12th July 2019 in Madrid, Spain. The workshop was being implemented in partnership between the World Bank and Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID-Spanish Agency for Intenrational Development) to assist city governments to build greater resilience to climate and disaster risks. The overall objectives of the Workshop were to:
- Support client cities with their capital investment planning process by shifting from a sectorial to a spatial approach and identifying possible avenues to unlock private capital as a source of project financing;
- Provide a platform and systematic approach to knowledge sharing and learning on issues related to urban planning, resilience, project development and capital mobilization in cities; and
- Convene task teams and client cities to focus on new project identification and preparation and/or provide technical support drawn from across the WB to existing operations, to achieve more transformative impacts.
City delegates form the City Authorities and Urban Planning Institutes from 25 cities worldwide attended the workshop to work on their cities capital investments plan.
The WB CRP Team invited the EO4SD-Urban Prime GAF AG to present the geospatial product portfolio to the Cities and support them with technical expertise on their requirements for using such products in their development plans. During the Workshop it was noted via a questionnaire/poll survey that that majority of Cities find geospatial data as a very important tool for their future urban planning.
The workshop offered an opportunity for shared information exchange between the Cities, the Bank Experts and the EO4SD Urban team on the use of the products and potential further collaboration. Furthermore, the Workshop supported user federation for the EO4SD Urban project.