100 Resilient Cities and Janellis announce global partnership in citywide emergency management

Sydney, Australia – 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) is today announcing a partnership with Janellis, which will offer a critical emergency management support to 100RC member cities around the globe.

The emergency and crisis management tools will help align organisations and response agencies to be better prepared for city-wide emergencies and will be available to members of 100RC’s Network, as the cities design and implement comprehensive Resilience Strategies.

Janellis joins a prestigious group of other “Platform Partners” that have committed to helping cities around the world prepare for, withstand, and bounce back from the ‘shocks’ – catastrophic events like hurricanes, fires, and floods – and ‘stresses’ – slow-moving disasters like water shortages, homelessness, and unemployment – which are increasingly part of 21st century life. The Platform Partners are a vital component of 100RC’s efforts, both providing cities with tools they need to build resilience and influencing the market as other resilience tools are developed. Current Platform Partners represent a wide array of private sector, public sector, NGO, and academic community leaders.

“In an increasingly complex and challenging world, cities need partnerships with companies like Janellis to withstand the shocks and stresses of the 21st Century,” said Michael Berkowitz, President of 100 Resilient Cities. “By providing emergency and crisis management tools to our network city, Janellis is leading by example, and is helping to build a global resilience movement at a critical time.”

Natalie Botha, Managing Director

“At Janellis, we are driven by building capability in the areas of crisis and emergency management for organisations across the private and public sector; so that they are prepared to respond effectively to a range of potential disruptions. Partnering with 100RC and providing world class tools to member cities will harness our expertise in emergency and crisis management and enhance cities capacity to thrive when experiencing shock and stress.”

100RC is dedicated to helping cities become more resilient to the shocks and stresses that are a growing part of the 21st century. Each city in the 100RC network receives four concrete types of support:

  • Financial and logistical guidance for establishing an innovative new position in city government, a Chief Resilience Officer, who will lead the city’s resilience efforts;
  • Technical support for development of a robust Resilience Strategy;
  • Access to solutions, service providers, and partners from the private, public, academic, and NGO sectors who can help them develop and implement their resilience strategies; and
  • Membership of a global network of member cities who can learn from and help each other.

Platform partners are dedicated to providing 100RC network cities with solutions that integrate big data, analytics, technology, resilience land use planning, infrastructure design, and new financing and insuring products. Other 100RC Platform Partners include Microsoft, Swiss Re, the World Bank, MWH Global, Veolia, and Sandia National Laboratories.

 About 100 Resilient Cities—Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation

100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) helps cities around the world become more resilient to social, economic, and physical challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. 100RC provides this assistance through: funding for a Chief Resilience Officer in each of our cities who will lead the resilience efforts; resources for drafting a Resilience Strategy; access to private sector, public sector, academic, and NGO resilience tools; and membership in a global network of peer cities to share best practices and challenges. For more information, visit: www.100ResilientCities.org.

About Janellis

Janellis is an enterprise consulting firm working with leading organisations with specialist expertise in organisational resilience; risk, compliance and assurance; crisis and emergency management.

Janellis have developed www.cbdresponse.com.au, an emergency management collaboration between the NSW Government, response agencies and the private sector. The site is designed to help prepare communities within the Sydney CBD for a city-wide emergency.

The Janellis crisis management and resilience tools have been embedded in organisations across many industries in countries including Australia, Canada, China, India, Italy, Japan, New Zealand and the USA.

The 100 Resilient Cities Global Platform Partnership provides crisis management tools to member cities around the world. The tools are particularly valuable for cities with significant risks and vulnerable communities within those cities.

  • Janellis contact: Hayley Parker (Hayley.Parker@Janellis.com.au; +61 414 580 707)
  • 100 Resilient Cities: Andrew Brenner (ABrenner@100RC.org; +1 646-612-7236)