Who we are

The Global Resilience Partnership (GRP)

The Global Resilience Partnership advances resilience through identifying and scaling on the ground innovation, generating and sharing knowledge, and shaping policy. Resilience underpins sustainable development in an increasingly unpredictable world. We envisage an inclusive world in harmony with nature, that is better prepared to cope with shocks, adapt to change, and transform – all within planetary boundaries.

GRP is made up of 60+ organisations that have joined forces to work together towards this vision.

GRP is registered as a non-profit organisation in South Africa and co-hosted by the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University.

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.