Addressing poverty and inequality, and advancing human well-being remains a major ambition and challenge for the 21st century, but it now needs to take into account that development needs to happen in the context of the Anthropocene – an increasingly complex, dynamic and hyper-connected world characterized by accelerating changes and growing pressures on resources. The Anthropocene changes how we must think about our world and the planet we live on. This has profound implications for development.
Through promoting an approach to sustainable development that considers the Anthropocene’s complexity, turbulence and speed, GRAID brings the worlds of resilience thinking and development practice together to explore these implications and their solutions. Funded by Sweden’s International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), GRAID’s efforts focus on further developing knowledge on resilience and its application in international development arenas. GRAID works to support the Global Resilience Partnership (GRP); a collaboration between Sida and USAID.
GRAID’s mission is to increase awareness, understanding, and usage of resilience as an integral part of sustainable development.
GRAID, is based at Stockholm Resilience Centre, with two satellite hubs based in South Africa: Stellenbosch University’s Centre for Complex Systems in Transition (CST), and Africa’s largest Research and Development Organisation: The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). GRAID leverages the SRC’s networks, working with the Resilience Alliance, and many others.
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