Rajiv Shah, president of Rockefeller Foundation. Photo by: Boris Baldinger / World Economic Forum / CC BY-NC-SA

BRUSSELS — Dozens of people involved in the 100 Resilient Cities initiative are writing to Rockefeller Foundation President Rajiv Shah to plead for more money to keep the network alive while they seek new backers, after the foundation decided not to renew its funding.

“We, chief resilience officers, represent the cities that are the network, and we are committed to continue it,” the group will write to Shah, according to a draft letter seen by Devex. “We’re asking you to give us time and support in the transition towards a new phase of the 100RC network.”

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    Vince Chadwick

    Vince Chadwick is the Brussels Correspondent for Devex. He covers the EU institutions, member states, and European civil society. A law graduate from Melbourne, Australia, he was social affairs reporter for The Age newspaper, before moving to Europe in 2013. He covered breaking news, the arts and public policy across the continent, including as a reporter and editor at POLITICO Europe.