Since 1990, the incidence of natural disasters has tripled, affecting 217 million people annually. Over the last 30 years, one-third of spending on development has been lost to recurrent crises, totaling 3.8 trillion dollars worldwide. As climate change and population growth continue, disasters strike faster and chronic stresses last even longer.
Rockefeller Foundation, USAID, and Sida are the global partners, collectively investing $150 million to increase global resilience and mobilize regional collaborations.
Each regional partner supports collaboration between diverse local actors. Partner engagement is currently underway, with potential new partners to soon be announced.
Resilience Partnership will motivate local and regional institutions, the private sector, development agencies, humanitarian organizations -- all of whom have vastly diverse strengths at their disposal.
Our work will focus on three regions in Africa and Asia with high resilience needs.
Key institutions and stakeholders lead ongoing investigations of problem identification, using data and predictive methods.
Mobilize support to address priority problems and work across sectors and silos.
Resilience Partnership will channel resources to incubate, accelerate, and scale effective solutions.
Develop networks and systems to amplify resilience solutions beyond the Resilience Partnership, sustaining change in policy and practice.