Our activities reflect the Resilience Shift's long term vision

Through research conducted in the first year of the Resilience Shift, three opportunity areas were identified, now matured into work streams, each supporting a set of activities.

Ways & Means

Focusing on ways to make resilience tangible, practical and relevant by equipping experts and decision makers with the tools, approaches, technology, and educational practices needed to put resilience into practice. This requires clarity on the key concepts that matter to professionals, be they designers, engineers, asset owners, investors, or regulators.


1.1 Tools and approaches


This workstream focuses on incentivising resilience. It acknowledges the extent that what a client asks for and what their supply chain can do depends strongly on incentives emerging from standards setting bodies, public policy including regulation, as well as from insurance and the finance industries, and public viewpoints.


2.1 Incentivising resilience in practice

2.2 Policy and standards

Application to Sectors

The third area of work applies resilience in practice within and between different sectors with sector leaders. This will allow testing of ideas about design and engineering to protect, provide and connect, rather than to build and operate a specific asset. The water sector has been selected for the first theory-to-practice partnership.


3.1 Resilient water governance

3.2 Influencing the water sector

3.3 Global supply chains

3.4 Electricity Interdependencies

Sharing Resilience Shift learning and research

Resilience Shift publications, delivered with a broad range of collaborators, address major challenges in critical infrastructure resilience, helping to plan next steps on the journey to make critical infrastructure more resilient.


Exploring complexity and capacity at GRRN Summit

Working with pioneers is a Resilience Shift key tenet, and the Global Resilience Research Network (GRRN) is very much a leader, providing a forum for global collaboration on resilience-building efforts.

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Global workshops on supply chain dependency

The global supply of food is a highly interconnected system, dependent on multiple sectors. A new project explores the dependency of supply chains on critical infrastructure, with an initial focus on food.

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The Resilience Shift in numbers

"Resilience matters, at its simplest, because of the uncertainties we face. To deliver the right impact, we must continually check that we are doing the right thing. Who is this for, how will it make their lives better, and what do they want? Our outputs must have quality and substance, developed with rigour to be of real value for all those working to improve the resilience of critical infrastructure."

Juliet Mian, Technical Director


Organisations engaged with


Grantees from 12 countries


Workshop participants in 2018


Countries in our global community