Impact & Influence
GRP has eight years’ experience bringing together a growing movement of organisations to help build a resilient future that ‘leaves no-one behind’. We build resilience where it matters the most, focusing on the people and places that are the most vulnerable to shocks and stresses. Places where this intersection is most accentuated include the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in the Sahel and Horn of Africa, parts of Southern Africa, South & South East Asia and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Pacific and Caribbean.
Since 2014, GRP has completed four grant challenges and invested over USD 35 million in resilience programming in the Sahel, Horn of Africa and South and Southeast Asia. The GRP Challenges have supported 7 million people across 16 countries. They have provided early warning information to 1.4 million people, trained 60,000 people, generated over US$ 1.1 million in financial services, and provided capacity building support to over 1,300 organisations. In addition, the challenges have won numerous international awards in recognition of their innovation and impact (2x UNFCCC Momentum for Change Awards, an Equator Prize, the UNDRR Sasakawa Award, the Munich Re RISK Award, and the UN Global Climate Action Award). Extensive learning from GRP investments points towards common intervention areas used to leverage multiple resilience and well-being outcomes.
GRP is the Co-Chair of the Climate Resilience Network, the Co-Chair of the Climate Resilience Pathway of the Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action. GRP led the establishment of the Resilience Hub, a physical and virtual space running for the full two weeks of COP26 in November 2021. The Resilience Hub is the home of the UNFCCC’s Race to Resilience Campaign and is driving action by non-state actors, showcasing the partner initiatives. GRP played a central role in the creation, development and ongoing success of the Race to Resilience campaign. GRP also convened the Building a Resilient Future event at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York in 2019.
GRP has worked and continues to work extensively with its partners on thought leadership pieces and promoting and elevating South to South peer learning. This includes thought leadership pieces with partners on Advancing Resilience Measurement, Biodiversity Liability risk ; our Voices from the Frontline work with CDKN and ICCCAD, and our South-to-South Resilience Academies in South Asia, Southern Africa and the Caribbean. The Resilience Knowledge Coalition facilitates a two-way flow of information to feed grassroots experience and practice into research, policy and investment approaches, and vice versa. The Coalition is Transformation and Knowledge Partner for the Race to Resilience and has provided key inputs through knowledge brokering, shared expertise and capacity exchange for the Race to Resilience Metrics Framework.
GRP in Numbers
The Resilience Insights Report
The Resilience Insights Report distils and illuminates the latest evidence from across the breadth of the Global Resilience Partnership to inform future resilience programming at a time when it is more important than ever.
Read about some of GRP’s successes below.