Programme Delivery

Using the appropriate tools and methodologies, our Programme Delivery model enables informed decision making and supports integrated interventions that are tailored to the individual needs and complexities of each region.

Programme workstreams

Integration: City region, Earth systems and technology - resilience.io
  • City-region scale integrated systems modelling of human, cultural, social, ecological health, including soils and nutrients, economics and resources.
  • Earth scale integrated systems modelling of weather, climate, ocean, biosphere and landscape dynamics.

The intuitive user interfaces of resilience.io will provide easy access to and growing understanding of the complexities and planetary context of each city region. Integrated data systems and structures in city regions will add value by helping stakeholders identify areas where they can reduce development costs and ensure that we are on track to achieving our targets (eg., Global Goals metrics)

Technology and social innovations will be modelled and made available through resilience.io Apps to enable other city regions to access and use them. This will give businesses, universities and entrepreneurs an added incentive to develop great ideas in their own city region, knowing the potential for scaling both locally and globally.

Intelligence: Knowledge and interdisciplinary research
  • Global, sectoral and local research initiatives aimed to ā€˜plug the gapsā€™ in existing interdisciplinary research to support collaborative, evidence-based, systems-level interventions.
  • Coordination across research institutions and councilsā€“including integration across the social and natural sciencesā€“to achieve maximum impact.

Through linking in local research, indigenous wisdom and citizen science and data, we will foster shared ownership and support the move from knowledge to action. This workstream will deliver impact and effective evaluations of the Programmeā€™s interventions. It will also support the establishment of a global knowledge sharing network to feed learnings back into new practice.

Implementation: Collaboration, capacity and scaling
  • Establish collaboratories (collaborative laboratories).
  • Set up regional hubs to facilitate and scale city-region demonstrators.

Collaboratories will convene and network government, business, community, faith and academia communities in all 200 target city regions. Resilience Brokers will equip these cross-sector teams with the tools, training and support they need to work collaboratively to make informed decisions that reflect systems impacts that cascade across sectors.

Collaboratories

Activity will be coordinated through regional hubs which will contribute to capacity building, disciplined learning and innovation and practices that scales Ā city regions, globally. Regional hubs will facilitate a number of city-region demonstratorsā€“with the appropriate culture and language variationsā€“to improve networking and collective learning. We therefore anticipate that different versions of the resilience.io platform will evolve locally to suit the needs of different cultures and regions.

Investment: Project aggregation, capital mobilisation and insurance
  • Help to establish Urban Development Investment Funds (UDIFs) in city regions
  • Aggregation of projects at city-region scale
  • Private sector engagement
  • Innovative funding model

UDIFs will enable the redirection of global capital flows into aggregations of resilient, risk-reduced initiatives to improve city-region development. We will engage the private sector through the promotion of innovations in project finance; insurance and risk-financing (including cooperative and mutual micro-finance and insurance); and the use of blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

Aggregation of projects at city-region scale is expected to reduce total investment cost to deliver the Global Goals by up to 40%*. Savings can be achieved through:

  • decentralised energy supply and storage systems,
  • integrating built environment change with urban mobility and human wellbeing,
  • wastewater recycling and flood management linked to ecological restoration and redesigning, and
  • recycling and reusing resources and existing assets within a circular economy.

(*Globally scaling up systems approaches to city region investment can reduce overall spending by up to 40% was a key finding of the analysis in: https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/capital-projects-and-infrastructure/our-insights/infrastructureproductivity)

Supporting activities

We have identified certain audiences inviting a more targeted approach. We have developed a set of additional supporting activities aimed to target and engage with these groups in more depth:

Working with partners who have access to global networks of young people, we plan to create a cohort of young global leaders within the Programme.

We are also planning a gaming and education version of resilience.io, designed to engage with young people and other community members and help them understanding of how their region works. We expect to encourage high levels of youth participation in the planning and design of the city regions where they live.

Our innovation and technology scaling process will support social and technical entrepreneurs to model their innovations and make them available to all the Programmeā€™s city regions, as resilience.io platform Apps.

Delivery timeline

Management approach

Resilience Brokers Ltd will coordinate the delivery of the Resilience Brokers Programme. Operating within a governance structure of world leading expertise, we aim to foster a collaborative and emergent working environment to balance global reach with leading-edge practice.

The Resilience Brokers team brings in the expertise and experience required to deliver this global, high profile, groundbreaking Programme.

We will be introducing innovative tools and approaches to ensure that all activities are delivered to the highest standards and meet targets and expectations of all stakeholders in city regions, global networks and Resilience Brokers Capital investors:

Governance: managing the overall health and progress of the delivery of the Programme including independent, objective advice from the Independent Programme Board, the Advisory Panel and the Directors of Resilience Brokers Capital Ltd as required.

Alignment: maintaining alignment of the Programmeā€™s vision, goals and objectives with the Declaration of Commitment.

Evaluation, assurance and improvement: verifying, validating and assessing performance of the Programme, including independent quality assurance and peer partner reviews as required.

Management: reviewing and reporting on the Programme to Resilience Brokers Capital Ltd and the Ecological Sequestration Trust and all relevant external stakeholders. It will include the execution of change management processes as the Programme is a dynamic emergent set of interlinking activities which will potentially require frequent updates to the Programme planning.

Alliance contracting framework: we are using a new yet proven type of contracting arrangement that fosters a collaborative and innovative approach to partnership working. Ā This type of contract integrates a team into an alliance supported by joint objectives and success measures.

Integration: optimizing performance across the Programme including managing dependencies and interlinkages between the four interlocked workstreams whilst maintaining agile, dynamic performance of activities across elements and across geographies.

Finances: allocating resources and tracking costs and revenues of the Programme. Reporting appropriate information to all relevant stakeholders, including external investors, city-region collaboratories and others as required.

Risks: maintaining the risk register for the Programme including both financial and Programme risks and developing and communicating risk-mitigation actions as required.

Global communications and culture: flexibly managing the deployment and communication of the Programme in new cultural, linguistic and geographic contexts and ensuring Programme delivery team culture is adaptive to context.