Tel Aviv-Yafo’s Resilience Story

Tel Aviv-Yafo is Israel’s business, commercial, and cultural center. It is also home to numerous strategic facilities including the IDF headquarters, making it a prime target for terrorism, most recently during the conflict in Gaza in 2015. While the city has developed extensive counterterrorism measures and citizen support networks, a large terrorist attack could have devastating human and economic consequences.

Tel Aviv-Yafo also faces the task of supporting an estimated 60,000 refugees and foreign workers who reside in the city. To address this challenge, a refugee assistance organization was created to provide social, educational, and health support to the growing refugee community. The organization also supports refugees during emergencies, including those caused by terrorism, providing translated instructions that outline safety procedures and give locations of emergency food and medical services.

SHOCKS AND STRESSES
  • Crime / Violence
  • Cyber Attack
  • Displaced Populations / Migrants
  • Earthquake
  • Inadequate Public Transportation Systems
  • Infrastructure Failure
  • Lack of Affordable Housing
  • Terrorist Attack

Meet The Chief Resilience Officer

Efrat Makin-Knafo is the Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) of the Tel-Aviv-Yafo Municipality.

Prior to her work as CRO, Makin-Knafo served for five years as Chief of Staff under the GM of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services. Previously to her public service, Makin-Knafo held key roles at BCRE group. She has also served for more than a decade as a leading prosecutor at the Central District of the Ministry of Justice.

Makin-Knafo is a fellow of the MAOZ program, which is aimed to develop socio-economic resilience leadership in Israel by a network of leaders across sectors and populations.

Snapshot of Tel Aviv

  • 412,000

    POPULATION AS OF 2012

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