Who We Are
USAID's Center for Resilience is at the forefront of the movement to build resilience globally. ResilienceLinks is a knowledge sharing initiative and platform for development and humanitarian practitioners to learn through shared evidence how to apply resilience approaches to their work — across sectors and geographies — to improve outcomes.
The Center for Resilience
The Center for Resilience sits within the USAID Bureau for Resilience, Environment, and Food Security (REFS) and plays the lead role in developing and operationalizing a strategic vision for resilience for USAID.
Resilience approaches are critically important to achieving development goals of ending hunger and poverty, as well as other sectoral development outcomes important to USAID and the larger development community.
Leadership and staff at the Center for Resilience bring expertise from across sectors and geographies to identify opportunities where resilience approaches can have an impact. In partnership with host governments, regional institutions, and other humanitarian and development actors, we are helping the global community pivot from being reactive in the wake of disaster to proactively:
- Committing resources to vulnerable communities in areas subject to recurrent crisis
- Building the capacity of people and systems to increase their ability to manage through crises without compromising their future well-being.
We take an evidence-based approach to identifying areas of investment and intervention that can have the greatest impact on strengthening resilience capacities.
Expanding the Capacity for Knowledge Sharing
ResilienceLinks is an initiative of USAID's Center for Resilience to deliver on its priorities for improving and expanding capacity for knowledge sharing, increasing awareness and use of evidence to influence program decisions, and improving collaboration among USAID staff, missions and partners.
The USAID Bureau for Resilience, Environment, and Food Security (REFS) leads this initiative and supports ResilienceLinks through the Feed the Future Knowledge, Data, Learning, and Training (KDLT) program, implemented by Bixal and its sub-contractors, The Q2 Impact Group and Training Resources Group.
The ResilienceLinks team curates content relevant to building resilience from across USAID and the larger development community.
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about ResilienceLinks, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.