The Rockefeller Foundation supports work that expands opportunity and strengthens resilience to social, economic, health and environmental challenges, affirming its pioneering philanthropic mission since 1913 to promote the well-being of humanity. In climate change, the Foundation develops services and strategies to protect those with the least means from an imperilled environment and changing global climate. The Rockefeller Foundation envisions a world with Smart Globalization – a world in which globalization’s benefits are more widely shared and social, economic, health, and environmental challenges are more easily weathered. The Rockefeller Foundation supports work that enables individuals, communities, and institutions to access new tools, practices, resources, services, and products. Additionally the Foundation supports work that enhances resilience in the face of acute crises and chronic stresses, whether manmade, ecological, or both.

ADPC (The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center) provides technical reviews of city level intervention proposals dealing with disaster risk reduction, and technical assistance to country and city level partners in the implementation of DRR-related interventions.

APCO Worldwide provides support to ACCCRN partners in communications, identifying opportunities for engagement with key stakeholders including media, the donor community and general public, to raise awareness and understanding about ACCCRN objectives, processes and outcomes.

ARUP, a global consultancy of planners, engineers and economists, provides technical assistance to country and city partners on urban climate change resilience intervention development and implementation, and knowledge management across the Network. Arup also provides strategic planning and partnership to the Rockefeller Foundation.

ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives) is an international association of local governments as well as national and regional local government organizations. ICLEI is developing a toolkit to enable broader dissemination of urban climate change resilience planning to new cities, beginning in India. ICLEI provides technical consulting, training, and information services to build capacity, share knowledge, and support local government in the implementation of sustainable development at the local level.

IIED (The International Institute for Environment and Development) is a policy research organisation that provides expertise and leadership in researching and achieving sustainable development at local, national, regional and global levels. IIED works with ACCCRN country partners and academics, researchers and practitioners to document local interventions and build up a knowledge base on urban climate resilience through new locally-driven research initiatives.

Intellecap is a research and advisory firm that focuses on identifying and promoting enterprise solutions for poverty and development challenges. Intellecap is exploring opportunities for private sector engagement in building urban climate change resilience in ACCCRN cities.

ISET (Institute for Social and Environmental Transition) has developed the core methodologies that country and city partners have used to understand climate impacts, vulnerability, and to undertake resilience planning. ISET also provides technical assistance, including access to global climate science. Several of ISET’s current projects focus specifically on assisting vulnerable communities in identifying strategies that build resilience against climate change, prioritizing, and implementing those strategies.

Verulam Associates is the monitoring and evaluation partner of ACCCRN, whose key role is to capture and share lessons learned about the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, influence, impact and sustainability of ACCCRN activities, and to foster learning, accountability and performance improvements across the Network.

TARU Leading Edge Consulting is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm with strong technical expertise in urban contexts, climate change and disaster mitigation, is active throughout India and works with local, state and national governments, multi-lateral organizations and civil society groups to address development challenges in India. Twenty-five States and 30 major cities of the country have worked with TARU. TARU has developed country strategies for India’s largest development partners; design and management of reform initiatives in key sectors; world-class disaster risk assessment and mitigation planning; and, assessments of some of the world’s largest public programmes.