Strengthening Economic and Democratic Resilience

Resilience, defined as the ability “to cope, survive, and recover from complex challenges and crises that represent stresses or pressures that can lead to a systemic failure,” is an essential component of building sustainable democratic societies. In times of crisis, local private sector organizations, such as business associations and chambers of commerce, must be prepared to support their members, safeguard democratic values, and support economic renewal. Their ability to weather disruptions so that they can effectively contribute to crisis response is essential.

To help local private sector organizations better prepare, adapt, and lead in times of crisis, CIPE compiled a list of trainings, resources, and events around the topic of fostering resilience. We encourage you to review and utilize these resources to strengthen the ability of your organization to support its members through times of uncertainty.

Training Course on Fostering Resilience and Embracing Digitalization

CIPE partnered with the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO) to jointly develop and pilot an interactive e-learning course on “Fostering Resilience and Embracing Digitalization.” Designed for managers and board members of employers and business membership organizations (EBMOs), the curriculum highlights best practices and strategies to support local private sector organizations in becoming more resilient. It includes perspectives from CIPE’s and ITC-ILO’s partner networks and key lessons from CIPE’s podcast series titled “Strengthening Resilience: Global Perspectives.”

The public-facing content of the course is available here: