Today, the term "resilience" has many definitions and encompasses a multitude of dimensions beyond natural disasters.
The 2011 World Development Report
positioned security as a critical development issue and pointed to the importance of strengthening institutions and governance to provide citizen security, justice, and jobs is crucial to break cycles of violence. Similarly, the World Bank’s flagship report on social inclusion, Inclusion Matters
points to the importance of empowering people by transforming institutions to make them more inclusive, responsive, and accountable.
In Cali, Colombia, violence prevention is one of the main aspects of the city’s Resilience Strategy, which recognizes the importance of social inclusion in reducing violence and improving quality of life of the city.
In this video, Vivian Argueta, the Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) of the City of Cali, Colombia
, and World Bank Senior Director Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez (@Ede_WBG
) discuss Cali’s resilience strategy and its focus on violence prevention.