Agile online platforms and virtual spaces for knowledge-sharing and convening
The Resilience Platform is an online inventory of resilience expertise (organizations, networks, solutions, stories and people) to help design, implement and evaluate the resilience components of development plans, policies and investments. This platform curates proven resilience knowledge, case studies and evidence.
The Resilience Platform is dynamically linked with SEI’s Connectivity Hub through the PLACARD tool – a pilot that is being expanded to partner platforms. The Connectivity Hub is currently dynamically linked various platforms such as WeAdapt, PreventionWeb, etc. to curate knowledge and evidence on Climate Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction. Linking the Resilience Platform to the Connectivity hub brings curated resilience knowledge and evidence to the hub as well.
The coalition is exploring the possibility of creating a virtual space to connect and interact with others to share, build on and amplify insights. The experience of the COVID-19 crisis will be used to ensure grassroots communities are involved and heard, and not “digitally excluded”.
The aim of this report is to share learning and insights from GRP’s experience of working with its Challenge Funds to drive innovation in resilience practice, by creating a safe space for Challenge Winners to test, learn and adapt their projects. It is aimed at those interested in learning about how to create a space to test innovations, take risks and embrace and learn from failure.
This report explores case studies based on project documentation and interviews with GRP Challenge projects and GRP secretariat members. It is intended to be reflective in nature. It is not an evaluation of the projects discussed. Failure for GRP is not viewed negatively. Instead, it represents a great opportunity to learn from and improve the project and, crucially, to document and share that learning so others avoid the same mistakes. This focus on learning has permeated the entire GRP ‘ecosystem’, from the donors through to the Fund Manager, Secretariat, learning partners and Challenge Winners.
Beatrice Nakiweewa is the leader of the Twezimbe Women’s Group located in the Kyamulibwa sub-county, Kalungu district, Uganda. Currently, the group grows vegetables to use in their catering business impacted by climate change. By their determination to address the negative effects climate change was having on their business, they were chosen for a solar irrigation initiative. This story highlights their climate resilience experience.
This story focuses on Lucy Lemashisha who lives in the Kajiado County in Kenya. She coordinates women community empowerment activities to save her Maasai community from marginalization and improve food security.
The Multidimensional Taxonomy of Individual Resilience (MTIR) is a framework designed to advance and give concrete recommendations related to the measurement of psychosocial resilience. Consistent with existing work, the MTIR organizes resilience into two primary branches—manifested resilience and generative resilience. These two components are then organized into subdomains that demonstrate evidence of conceptual distinctiveness. The specification of the subdomains in the MTIR draws support from a diverse body of work on resilience across disciplines and in multiple global contexts.
[Agritask](https://start.agritask.com/) unlocks the design of insurance products that can protect smallholder farmers upon the occurrence of extreme weather events, allowing them to undertake more productive activities through the uptake of new technology. The software platform registers and maps small farms, obtains field and high-resolution weather data, and correlates it with plot-level productivity. This empowers agricultural companies to dynamically assess risks, design targeted insurance products, and provide agronomic advice to suppliers.
[PLACE](https://www.thisisplace.org/) provides mapping data for urban and coastal areas, strengthening governments and stakeholders’ climate adaptation and resilience efforts.
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