Resilience Knowledge Coalition

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About the Resilience Knowledge Coalition (PDF)

Taking a systemic and holistic approach required for adaptation and resilience building, implies that no one actor or organization has all the necessary skills, assets, knowledge and connections. A coalition for collaborating and sharing resilience learning is needed to support effective policies and programs. This focuses on regions and countries where it matters the most and tackle the most intractable challenges at the intersection of peace and stability, disaster resilience and food and water security. In essence, while collectively we have the knowledge on how to build a resilient future, it is not being effectively used to make an impact. This is the gap the Resilience Knowledge Coalition (the coalition) aims to address by providing access to knowledge, expertise, energy, innovation and collaborative learning elements.

The coalition enable stakeholders to access the latest knowledge and expertise on how to invest in resilience for development. The key actors the coalition engage with are practitioners, communities, investors, policy makers and knowledge partners. Stimulating collaboration and sharing learning among these actors will ensure that end-users are supported indirectly through evidence based programming. The coalition is co-created with organizations and stakeholders from the global south and north to support the robust design of resilience components of national, regional and global plans, policies, programs and investments to deliver positive impacts on human wellbeing, especially in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Specifically, the coalition’s objective is: To enhance the use of knowledge and best practice on resilience to shape policies, plans and investments in LDCs and SIDS to deliver a resilient future. The proposed purpose is: Getting the best knowledge and practice on resilience used to shape policies, plans and investments to deliver a resilient future. We will deliver this through three core functions with specific objectives:

  1. Collaborate: Peer-to-peer learning, networking, and capacity building
  2. Connect: Agile online platforms and virtual spaces for knowledge and convening
  3. Apply: Incubating solutions, synthesizing evidence and getting knowledge into use

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Coalition Events


COP26 Blue Zone & online

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Resilience Hub: Knowledge for Transformativ Action Towards a Resilient Future

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Resilience Knowledge Coalition Learning Webinar: Race to Resilience Attributes


Race to Resilience Metrics Framework Meeting

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GRP Learning Webinar: Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities (FRMC)

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Resilience Knowledge Coalition Webinar

Coalition News & Opinions

Adaptation & Resilience Solutions: The investment opportunity to grow the sector

During the COP26 Finance Day (3rd November 2021), the Resilience Hub hosted a side event to showcase the increasing range of adaptation and resilience innovations, as well as to discuss opportunities and barriers to scaling them. The panel discussion included speakers from Climate-KIC, Global Resilience Partnership, CDC Group, BFA Global, The Lightsmith Group, PayPal and FMO, the Dutch Development Bank.

Knowledge for Transformative Action Towards a Resilient Future

On the 10th November 2021, the Resilience Hub at COP26 hosted a side event to showcase three major, global initiatives that seek to ensure that action to enhance adaptation and resilience stem from a foundation of research, knowledge and learning: the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), the Resilience Knowledge Coalition and the Adaptation Research Alliance (ARA).

Can locally-led anticipatory action address climate impacts at scale?

There is considerable potential for more locally-led anticipatory action to prepare people for extreme weather and climate events and avoid loss and damage – reports Myriam Castaneda Solares of the START network, from a COP26 Resilience Hub event.

Creating resilient cities amidst climate change, informality and migration

The Oxford Martin Programme on Informal Cities is studying informal neighbourhoods, economies, health and climate change in cities. A panel discussion with Michael Keith, Kazem Rahimi, Tim Schwanen and Susan Parnell discussed climate challenges and the urgent actions that academics, policy-makers and the global community can take. This blog was originally published on

Launching today at COP26 – InsuResilience Centre of Excellence on Gender-Smart Solutions

Tuga Alaskary from InsuResilience Global Partnership shares a bold new initiative to drive gender-smart approaches in insurance and risk finance for climate disasters, launching on Gender Day at COP26, 9 November.