Judith Rodin to aid workers: Think like a chief resilience officer

Why should aid workers think like chief resilience officers? Judith Rodin, president of The Rockefeller Foundation, explains.

The transformation of Medellín, Colombia, once the drug and murder capital of South America, into a thriving urban center is one example of the power of resilience-building capacity.

Judith Rodin, president of The Rockefeller Foundation and author of “The Resilience Dividend,” sat down with Devex Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar recently to discuss the example of Medellín and offer advice for development professionals on how to work resilience into their thinking.

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    Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is a global development reporter for Devex. Based in Bangkok, she covers disaster and crisis response, innovation, women’s rights, and development trends throughout Asia. Prior to her current post, she covered leadership, careers, and the USAID implementer community from Washington, D.C. Previously, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.