Author: Global Resilience Partnership

GRP Events at the High Level Political Forum in New York

The United Nations will convene a High Level Political Forum, “transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies” from July 9th to the 18th In New York. The forum will review five of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): SDGs 6, 7, 11, 12 and 15.  GRP will be at the forum to explore if we are on […]

GRP Supports 12th Community Based Adaptation Conference

GRP Grantees will be sharing their lessons on local level climate action in Lilongwe, Malawi 11-14 June. The conference is being organised by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) in partnership with the Climate Justice Resilience Fund, GIZ, the Global Resilience Partnership, the International Development Research Centre, Irish Aid and Practical Action. Four GRP grantees will be attending the event and […]

GRP welcomes new CEO, Deon Nel

Currently the Global Conservation Director at WWF, Nel will officially begin 1 August 2018. Dr. Deon Nel, a central figure in WWF’s global conservation programme has been selected as the new chief executive officer (CEO) for the Global Resilience Partnership (GRP). The GRP is an independent partnership of public and private organisations joining forces to […]

GRP’s Partnership Meeting is Coming Up

On the 20th-21st March 2018, GRP will host its next Partnership Meeting. The GRP Partnership Council (PC), which was formed in 2015, is made up of organisations active in resilience which have agreed to work together to achieve GRP’s objective. Partnership Members include: The World Bank, The Global Environment Facility, USAID, DFID, Sida, Zurich Insurance, […]

Houses that Float on Water

Photo by Tony Lam Hoang on Unsplash A Water Window project honored at COP 23 as a Best Climate Practice. The Buoyant Foundation Project (BFD), Development of Amphibious Homes for Marginalized and Vulnerable Populations led by architecture professor Dr. Elizabeth English of the University of Waterloo, Canada was honored as a Best Climate Practice. The […]

Vacancies at GRP

Vacancies at GRP POSTED ON 13 FEBRUARY 2018 SENIOR PROGRAM COORDINATOR FOR KNOWLEDGE AND NETWORKS TO THE GLOBAL RESILIENCE PARTNERSHIP The Global Resilience Partnership is currently seeking an individual for the position of Senior Program Coordinator for Knowledge and Networks. Headquartered at the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) at Stockholm University the person will coordinate resilience […]

Updates from the GRP Secretariat

The GRP secretariat is transitioning to the Stockholm Resilience Centre and looking for a new CEO. In September 2017 the GRP Partnership Council decided to move the GRP Secretariat from KPMG to be hosted by the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC). KPMG was the host for GRP since its inception in 2014 during its start-up phase. […]

What next for climate resilience after cop23?

Getting a stronger rural economy

It is a sign of an economy that is thin on the ground and not diversified – the number and composition of shops in rural Ethiopia or for that matter in many parts of Sub Saharan Africa. Non-farm business is limited in number and is ‘much of the same’. There are only few shops and […]

World Water Day: Why tackling flooding remains a sustainability priority

Water-based crises are once again being thrust into the international spotlight on World Water Day. Yet, after decades of attempts – and billions wasted – flooding remains widely unaddressed by business and governments alike. The facts make grim reading. Research by Oxford Economics, commissioned by the Global Resilience Partnership (GRP), reveals the rate of severe […]