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Tessa Lee

Tessa Lee is a Senior Manager for the Network, Knowledge & Impact team of 100 Resilient Cities. Tessa works to define the organization’s knowledge management systems, facilitate the collection of core M&E data, build an evidence base of impact, support practitioner knowledge, and drive thought leadership around urban resilience.

“The RMEL CoP offers a critical forum for resilience practitioners from a variety of disciplines and scales to drive synergies and new insights for the overall field. While 100RC is pioneering work in the urban space, we have much to learn from, and share with, those working on other angles of resilience measurement, including through individual, household, and rural community efforts.”

Tessa’s work at 100RC has included the conception and execution of the world’s first database of thousands of urban resilience initiatives, investments, and qualitative impact proof points. She has pioneered new standardized taxonomies and impact tracking protocols for the network, allowing for the extraction of aggregate insights from across the work of one hundred global cities.

 

“The RMEL CoP offers a critical forum for resilience practitioners from a variety of disciplines and scales to drive synergies and new insights for the overall field. While 100RC is pioneering work in the urban space, we have much to learn from, and share with, those working on other angles of resilience measurement, including through individual, household, and rural community efforts.”

 

Tessa’s work to document the change happening in the 100RC network of global cities includes:

·      Cities Taking Action: How the 100RC Network is Building Urban Resilience

·      Catalyzing the Urban Resilience Market

·      Resilience in Action: Early Insights into How Cities are Institutionalizing Resilience

·      Urban Resilience Investors Prospectus: Latin America and the Caribbean

·      Urban Resilience Investors Prospectus: United States

Before joining 100RC Tessa led the identification, scoping, and design of new programs driving the profitable adoption of emission-reducing technologies and opportunities for major global industries at the Carbon War Room.

Tessa holds an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics, and a BA in International Relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.