Nurturing solutions for resilience



The Innovation Challenge is looking for novel examples of resilience building in the Horn of Africa, South Asia or Southeast Asia.

The Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) and USAID have joined forces with KPMG to launch an Innovation Challenge designed to identify and nurture innovative projects building resilience in the following fields: peace & stability; food & water security; or disaster resilience.

The criteria are as follows:

  • Innovations must be designed for the Horn of Africa, the Sahel, South Asia or Southeast Asia.

  • The scope of the innovation may be broad and include product, services, technologies, methodologies, partnerships, or approaches.

  • Organisations across public, private sector, local civil society, international NGOs, and academia as well applications from individual entities or consortia are permitted to apply.



Open to both experienced implementers as well as start-ups, the Innovation Challenge aims to nurture projects with the potential to help people persist, adapt and thrive in the face of shocks and stresses.

The successful candidate will receive a three-month mentorship programme that provides technical advice and the chance to participate in an innovation workshop designed to “bring ideas to life and scale”, a Leadership Academy course facilitated by subject matter experts. Additionally, this project will benefit from media coverage through GRP’s communication team and have the chance to network with potential funders.

The deadline for applications is March 5th. Apply for the Innovation Challenge here!