We provide knowledge, policy advice, and technical assistance to local governments

Being resilient is not an option anymore; It is a responsibility to take action towards urgent global challenges such as climate change and sustainable economies.
Esteban has a background in economics and over two decades building local capacities, designing and managing shelter, housing and settlement programs in pre and post-crisis situations, and building urban resilience. He has been working for UN-Habitat since 2002, based in Nairobi, Geneva, Panama and Barcelona.
Esteban León
Head of the City Resilience Global Programme, UN-Habitat
Through a resilience lens, we can see how all urban systems are interconnected and impact each other and prioritise the actions that drive sustainable development.
Anna is an architect-planner with extensive experience working in different contexts and spatial scales to plan for inclusive, resilient and sustainable cities. Over the past 5 years, she has contributed to the UN-Habitat CRGP by implementing and calibrating the City Resilience Profiling Tool, conducting research on various dimensions of urban resilience, and supporting socio-economic response in cities for COVID-19.
Anna Karaan
Urban Resilience Consultant
Resilience is all about overcoming the unexpected—the goal is not only to survive but to thrive.
Svetlana has a broad 20 years of experience with international organizations and private entities in Europe and the Middle East. With a background in international economy, she assured operational and financial part of UNDP-IOM project in Belarus. As the administrative assistant, Svetlana coordinates the office of the City Resilience Global Programme of UN-Habitat in Barcelona.  
Svetlana Chaikovskaya
Administrative Assistant
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