Who we are

The Global Resilience Partnership (GRP)

GRP is an inclusive and diverse Partnership of organisations joining forces towards a world where vulnerable people and places are able to thrive in the face of shocks, uncertainty and change. We believe that resilience underpins sustainable development in an increasingly unpredictable world.

GRP is currently comprised of more than 60 organisations, which bring together a broad range of skills, capacities, and perspectives, and provides powerful collaboration opportunities. GRP adds value to the individual efforts of its Partners to ensure that we are stronger than the sum of our parts.

Our Partners

Organisations active in resilience, who share GRP’s vision and values, and have formally joined the Partnership.

Our Advisory Council

Members who advise the implementation of GRP’s strategy and plans.

GRP Secretariat

A small team that convenes and catalyses actions by the Partners and implements specific activities on behalf of the Partnership.

Partnership Policy

This policy outlines GRP’s Partnership approach and criteria.

Our approach

A new approach is required to enable people, households, communities, countries, and/or systems to cope with unforeseen events and transform in the face of sudden or protracted crises. At GRP, we believe resilience is about having the capacity to persist, adapt, and transform in the face of change. 

To deliver these outcomes, we have developed a set of principles that guide GRP’s approach to resilience. These are:

Embrace Complexity and challenges

Working to identify the root causes of complex development challenges, and how these can be addressed within the political, economic, ecological, and social systems in which they exist. 

Recognise Constant Change

Risks and stresses are becoming increasingly unpredictable, uncertain, and unavoidable. Systems that have the capacity to navigate dynamic and uncertain futures are required. 

Enable Inclusive Decision Making

Putting people and communities, especially women and marginalised groups, at the centre of decisions and empowering them to help develop equitable and sustainable solutions. 

Enhance Ecosystems Integrity

Approaches to development must ensure a good life for all while maintaining the integrity of the Earth’s ecosystems. 

Promote Flexibility and Learning

A rigid or fixed solution will not build resilience for change; approaches need to be adaptive and responsive, constantly learning from what does and does not work. 

Leverage Innovation and Opportunity

Developing new solutions and innovations that engage with the complexity of development challenges will not only help build resilience but will be essential to transforming to sustainable and just development.