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.

Innovative Investments with Real-World Impact

7 million

People supported to become more resilient.


Organisations supported through capacity and partnership building activities.

1.4 million

Users of early warning system or climate information.

Impactful Innovations

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.

On the Ground Innovations

Global Resilience Challenge

Supported 6.5 million people in the Sahel, the Horn of Africa and Southeast Asia better adapt to shocks and chronic stresses and thrive in a more resilient future. Provided 10 grants up to $1.45 million each.

On the Ground Innovations

Water Window Challenge

Focused on building resilience to flood-related issues for more than 550,000 people through six projects in Southeast Asia, five in South Asia, and one in sub-Saharan Africa. Provided six grants up to $1 million each.

Shaping Policy

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.

UNFCCC COP 26, Glasgow, 2021

Resilience Hub

Largest UNFCCC COP event on adaptation and resilience

154 events, 10,000 physical visitors, 7,100 virtual participants from 182 countries, and 6 regional hubs

UN Climate Action Summit, New York, 2019

Building a Resilient Future

Increased the momentum to build resilience to the impact of climate change

500+ attendees (could change this block out for R2R)

Sharing Knowledge

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.

Grassroots stories

Voices from the Frontline

Voices from the Frontline was launched in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic to document, share, and learn from the actions grassroots organisations and local communities are taking in response to the pandemic. It has involved to include stories about effective locally-led adaptation. To date, 50+ stories have been collected and shared.

Transdisciplinary Collaboration

South to South Academies

The South to South Resilience Academies mobilise collaborative and transdisciplinary teams of academics, thought leaders and practitioners from the Global South. With these academies, GRP aims to become a leader in contributing to shift knowledge creation towards the Global South.

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.

Success Stories

Read about some of GRP’s successes below.

Innovative Tools for Smallholder Farmers across Africa and Asia

farmbetter and Grameen Foundation team up on the Agripath project to bring agricultural digital advisory services to smallholder farmers.

Resilience in Focus at COP26

At the Global Resilience Partnership, we are taking forward the momentum and collaborations from COP26 into action to build a resilient future.

A group of people walking up a hillside in Ethiopia

A Resilient Road Trip through Northern Ethiopia

Follow along this visual journey, to see how MetaMeta’s road water harvesting supports millions of Ethiopians.

Investing in Resilience: A Destination with Many Routes

Global Resilience Partnership’s 38 challenge winners are cutting multiple paths towards a resilient future, as our recent Investing in Resilience forum on 5 November 2019 showcased in London.

Harnessing a Flood for a Drought

How ‘fast’ and ‘slow’ interventions support food & water security in Kenya