Mission: To provide resilience practitioners with an online community where they can connect and collaborate to build a safer, stronger future for communities around the globe.
Background: Recently launched by the Rockefeller Foundation in partnership with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Blue State Digital, and OnFrontiers, Zilient is an online platform dedicated to supporting a diverse community of resilience experts working to help cities, regions, governments, organizations, and individuals prepare for, adapt to, and thrive in the face of climate-related stress and shocks. To that end, the platform is designed to help advance the work of resilience practitioners and experts with the latest news and research; forge connections among those practitioners and experts; and surface innovative resilience concepts and solutions to climate-related challenges.
Outstanding Web Features: Based on feedback from thousands of scholars and practitioners, Zilient uses human editors and the latest technology to aggregate/curate high-quality content and forge meaningful connections among resilience professionals working in academia, NGOs/INGOs, and the public and private sectors. Visitors to the site can browse recent news organized by channel (Cities, Climate, Crisis, Economy, Ecosystems, Health, Inclusion, and Infrastructure), and the site's robust search functionality makes it easy to find related items of interest. Visitors who have registered with the site also can suggest/submit additional content items, find events (on and offline) based on their particular interests, and connect with potential collaborators.