Full Frame: Sundaa Bridgett-Jones – Tackling persistent problems

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Sundaa Bridget-Jones is The Rockefeller Foundation’s associate director of international development. Sundaa Bridget-Jones is The Rockefeller Foundation’s associate director of international development.

When nations and communities face adversity, from raging storms to civil wars, surviving them takes resilience.  But can we learn to be resilient, regardless of the challenge? 

A new public-private partnership believes the answer is yes.  The Rockefeller Foundation’s Global Resilience Partnership is trying to help community members across Africa and Asia build their resilience to challenges like extreme poverty and climate change. 

Full Frame: Sundaa Bridgett-Jones – Tackling persistent problems

Full Frame: Sundaa Bridgett-Jones – Tackling persistent problems

The Rockefeller Foundation’s Global Resilience Partnership is trying to help community members across Africa and Asia build their resilience to challenges like extreme poverty and climate change. Full Frame speaks to Sundaa Bridget-Jones, The Rockefeller Foundation’s associate director of international development.

One way they hope to start the process is with a global competition, called the Global Resilience Challenge.

“We have a number of teams that have come to really focus on, what are really the most pressing problems in the community in which they live?” said Sundaa Bridget-Jones, The Rockefeller Foundation’s associate director of international development. 

“We’re really looking at teams that are focusing on really exciting innovations in these communities that are helping the communities adapt to some of the stresses and shocks that they might face,” explained Bridget-Jones.

From New York City, Sundaa Bridget-Jones joined May Lee in our Los Angles studio to share more about how the competition is helping the world’s most vulnerable communities become stronger and more resilient.

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