Global Resilience Partnership


Name of initiative Global Resilience Partnership
LPAA initiative Yes
NAZCA Initiative Yes
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Starting year 2014
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Secretariat The Global Resilience Partnership Secretariat is hosted at the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Kräftriket 2B, 10691, email:
Organisational structure The Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) is a partnership of public and private organisations joining forces towards a resilient, sustainable and prosperous future for vulnerable people and places. The Partnership consists of three bodies:

1. GRP Partners - organisations active in resilience, who share GRP's vision & objectives, and who have joined the Partnership.

2. Advisory Council - a body of 10 members that advise on the implementation of GRP's strategy and provide guidance.

3. GRP Secretariat - To service the Partnership, including convening and catalysing actions the Partners and implementing specific activities on behalf of the Partnership. The Secretariat is hosted at the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) at Stockholm University.

Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation Global Resilience Partnership
Type of lead organisation Network/Consortium/Partnership
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Sweden


Description The Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) is a partnership of public and private organisations joining forces towards a resilient, sustainable and prosperous future for vulnerable people and places. GRP believes that resilience underpins sustainable development in an increasingly unpredictable world. We envision a world where vulnerable people and place are able to thrive in the face of surprise, uncertainty and change.
Objectives To create transformational impact on the resilience of people and planet, by reducing vulnerability and expanding opportunities for sustainable development. To instil resilience principles and actions in institutional and policy environments and incorporate private sector innovation to reshape the development and humanitarian sector.
Activities 1. Create a safe space for resilience innovation & scaling

2. Promote shared learning & mainstreaming of resilience practice

3. Convene diverse voices to shape resilience policy & investment

4. Advance the collective understanding & knowledge about resilience

One or two success stories achieved Established in 2014, the GRP has in its first phase:

• Accelerated resilience innovations benefiting 5.7 million people through investments of more than US$30 million across 16 countries in some of the most vulnerable parts of Africa and South & South East Asia. These innovations have received numerous prestigious international awards, including: Two UNFCCC Momentum for Change Awards (2018 & 2019), The UNISDR Sasakawa Award (2019), The Munich Re Risk Award (2019), and a UN Global Climate Action Award: Women for Results (2019)

• Advanced the shared knowledge of resilience programming, most notably through GRP’s recent Resilience Insights Report that synthesised current state of knowledge on resilience programming based on GRP’s own investments into resilience innovations and learnings from across 42 partners organisations and programmes.

• Convened diverse voices to build political momentum for resilience at the highest level, most notably by playing a major role in building momentum and ambition towards the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit. This culminated in the GRP convened Building a Resilient Future day at the UN Climate Action Summit, in September 2019. This event was attended by around 500 participants, including government ministers and private sector CEOs and Presidents, and resulted in around 100 ambitious commitments and collaborative actions on resilience, that will be taken forward by this movement.

Monitoring and Impacts

Sustainable Development Impact:
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Function of initiative Funding
Activity of initiative Fundraising, Financing
Financing — Funds disbursed
Value (MUS$)100
Fundraising — Funds raised
Value (MUS$)150
Goals Information expected for this section in January 2017.
Comments on indicators and goals Funds raised: 150 M$. Financing: This ICI gave 10 M$ to 10 winners from Sahel in the Global Resilience Challenge.
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Participants Number Names
Members 44  
Companies 3 Sociants-REMA INC (USA),One Architecture (Netherlands),MetaMeta (Netherlands).
Business organisations 3 KPMG (United Kingdom),  BSR (USA),  Cervest (United Kingdom).
Research and educational organisations 14 ASCENT (USA),  CDKN (South Africa),  ICCCAD (Bangladesh),  IDRC (Canada),  IFPRI (USA),  IIED (United Kingdom),  LUCCC (United Kingdom),  Mekelle University (Ethiopia),  ODI (United Kingdom),  PIK (Germany),  RCCC (USA),  SEEP Network (USA),  SRC (Canada),  SIDA (Sweden),  UoE (United Kingdom)
Non-governmental organisations 13 AWS (USA),  Atma Connect (USA),  BIFERD (Congo),  BSR (USA),  CARE (Switzerland),  Huairou Commission (USA),  Mercy Corps (USA),  Raks Thai Foundation (Thailand),  Scale Up NGO (USA),  TNC (USA),  Wetlands International (Netherlands),  We Effect (Sweden).
National states 0
Governmental actors 4 Department for International Development (United Kingdom),  Sida (Sweden),  USAID (USA),  GFDRR (Philippines).
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 4 CILSS (Burkina Faso),  GEF (USA),  IGAD (Djibouti),  UNDP (USA).
Financial Institutions 2 Zurich (Switzerland),  AXA XL (USA).
Other members 1 ORRAA (Bermuda).
Supporting partners 4 USAID,  Sida,  DFID,  Zurich
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 2 July 2020 11:04:20

Not only have national states as participators