The GRP Incubator
An increasingly turbulent and unpredictable world requires new approaches to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Incubator was set up in 2015 with the purpose of supporting the Global Resilience Partnership in efforts to identify, innovate, improve and scale initiatives that build resilience. Additionally, it was set up to contribute to the forming of an ecosystem around scaling of resilience initiatives. As such, the Incubator actively contributes to the design and implementation of innovation competitions and challenge funds to unearth new ideas to build resilience.
Since its inception the Incubator has provided mentoring and scaling support to 38 resilience initiatives and innovations. This work includes: undertaking Resilience and Scalability Assessments; identifying gaps and weaknesses in the project implementation and/or implementer; recommending courses of action to maximize effect and sustainability of the initiatives; refining implementation models; and providing support in securing additional funding from external funders. The Incubator’s work with the current 38 resilience initiatives and innovations has helped contribute to the 7 million people supported by Global Resilience Partnership.