We are delighted to announce that we have appointed three grantees to work with us on our ‘Tools and approaches’ project, contributing to our ‘Ways to make resilience tangible, practical and relevant’ workstream. We had a lot of very high quality, interesting responses to our call for expression of interest and had a tough time choosing partners.
We wanted to explain a bit more of our decision-making process so everyone could see how we got to where we are.
From the 35 responses we received we shortlisted 8, based on the following criteria:
- Depth of their domain knowledge
- Breadth of knowledge in terms of number of sectors covered
- Their geographic and social reach – how many geographic locations do they cover and had they worked with the informal sector?
- Experience of framework assessment
- Convening power
- Evidence of their influence
- Evidence of their collaboration
The assessors for this were from the Resilience Shift team, and an external assessment was made by our Technical Advisory Group.
We interviewed our shortlist over the phone regarding their interest and capability to work in this area. All of the interviewees were outstanding and we felt they brought different strengths to the table.
Our selected grantees are:
- MMI Engineering who bring expertise on the Value Chain concept and experience of using different tools and approaches to assess resilience across the world;
- The Schumacher Institute who will advise on human-centred design, implementation science and will facilitate workshops; and
- Dr Igor Linkov, risk and decision scientist at the US Army Corps of Engineers, Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon and consultant at Factor Social, who will provide technical expertise.
We also plan to use our shortlist to appoint conveners for workshops in this project. We would like to reiterate our thanks to everyone who has taken the time to apply to our EOI. We will actively look for ways to engage with those applicants that we felt could contribute to our work going forward.
Please get in touch if you have any questions relating to this project.