USAID, Rockefeller Foundation Launch Global Resilience Partnership
The Rockefeller Foundation and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) have launched a fund intended to build the resilience of disaster-prone communities in the Sahel, the Horn of Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia. The initial investment of US$100 million will fund the best ideas and innovations resulting from a Resilience Challenge open to academic, non-profit and private sector entities.
The fund, called the Global Resilience Partnership (GRP), aims to help communities better prepare for stresses and shocks, especially as climate change and population growth have exacerbated food insecurity and natural disasters in the targeted regions. The founding partners emphasize that the US$100 million figure is only the beginning and that further support may be generated from cooperation with the private and development sectors