GRAID - Guidance for Resilience in the Anthropocene: Investments for development
There is a rising recognition of the need to integrate resilience as a core strategy of development actions across multiple sectors, scales and regions. This recognition stems from the dual challenge of increased social and environmental turbulence in an increasingly globalized and that we continue to grapple with the urgency of meeting development needs of the poor and vulnerable, while maintaining our planetary life support systems, a critical foundation for human wellbeing.
In light of this, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) granted in 2015 Stockholm Resilience Centre 107 million SEK to strengthen the centre’s efforts to integrate resilience into international development practice and policy. The money is located under GRAID. This programme will synthesize and streamline insights and generate the latest knowledge on resilience thinking, and approaches for assessing and building resilience in the context of development.
GRAID has three strategic goals, which contributes to the Global Resilience Partnership (GAP) and beyond:
1. To provide strategic support, capacity building and operate as a knowledge contributor to the GRP
2. To further develop methods, practice and actionable tools for integrating resilience into development at local to global scales.
3. To further develop the resilience framework, including its underlying principles, theories, practices and empirical evidence, based on-the-ground experiences and insights from the GRP and its implementing partners.