Resilience

Resilience

We aim deliver interventions that improve ‘the ability' of countries, communities, households and individuals to face shocks and stresses.

We aim deliver interventions that improve ‘the ability' of countries, communities...

Resilience

From earth quakes, hurricanes, floods, coastal storms, pandemics to civil conflict, households, communities and nations around the globe are faced with recurring shocks and stresses. In times of such strife, many actors respond to immediate crises by providing humanitarian relief. Development practitioners on the other hand focus on programmes that seek to achieve social, economic and political development. Not as much thought has been given to programming that seeks to build resilience in the face of these shocks and stresses.

Resilient communities, resilient nations are able to live and thrive in spite of the sometime inevitable occurrence of disasters whether man made or natural. Through our resilience pillar, we aim deliver interventions that improve ‘the ability of countries, communities, households and individuals to such as earthquakes, drought or violent conflict without compromising their long term developmental prospects. In addition, we seek to incorporate resilient thinking into our design and delivery of programmes, be they in agribusiness, renewable energy and adaptation to climate change, health or governance.

 

Our Programmes

1. Global Resilience Partnership (GRP)

Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) is a different type of programme. Its ambition is to leverage 100 times its original US150m investment by the Rockefeller Foundation, USAID and SIDA. In managing GRP, we aim to deliver resilience-building investments to support millions of vulnerable people to prepare for shocks, adapt to chronic stresses and transform positively through crisis to thrive in a more secure future. Implemented in the Sahel, the Horn of Africa and South and South East Asia. Z Zurich Foundation joined the Resilience Partnership through a pioneering investment of US$10m to create a ‘Water Window’, dedicated to strengthening the resilience of flood prone communities.

KPMG IDAS currently hosts the GRP and actively supports the GRP by providing Fund management support. Through Challenge competitions, we identify and fund innovative ideas that show potential to create a paradigm shift and have potential to be scaled across five programmatic features: markets and innovative finance, technology and infrastructure, policy and influence, measurement and diagnostics and learning.

 

2. Building Resilience and Adaptation against Climate Extremes and       Disasters (BRACED)

BRACED is a flagship DFID programme under the International Climate Fund. BRACED aims to directly benefit up to 5 million vulnerable people, especially women and children, in developing countries by helping them become more resilient to climate extremes and disasters. Furthermore, through improved policies and institutions at the national level and better integration of disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate adaptation and development programmes, BRACED aims to benefit many millions more. BRACED has four components and a total budget of £140 million. Component A is working at scale through Implementing Partners, directly to build the resilience of people to cope with climate extremes in the Sahel. Component B will operate similarly to Component A in DFID focal countries at high risk of climate events. Component C, aims to build evidence on adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) across the first two components, identifying the policy and institutional changes needed to build resilience. Finally, Component D will develop national and international.

A programme development phase has enabled Implementing Partners to develop proposals that are focussed on delivering results at scale in Components A and B. Over a three year period, these projects will directly benefit women, men and children in 13 countries by improving their resilience to climate extremes.

In the longer term, BRACED aims to achieve a sustainable, transformational impact on the resilience of poor people in vulnerable communities beyond those that directly benefit through Components A and B. It plans to do this through learning what works to achieve climate resilience in what context, and using these lessons to influence policy making and national planning, as well as shape future regional and international initiatives and mechanisms in this area.


3. Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (Post conflict Window)

Managed within the AECF and funded by Sida, the AECF Post conflict Window seeks to identify and finance private agribusiness companies in Somalia, South Sudan, Liberia, Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Attracting and developing projects in areas with very limited capacity and unstable political climates is a key challenge here. We work towards development impact in these post conflict societies, allowing its inhabitants to enjoy a business environment only prevalent in politically stable countries.

 

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