Monday, August 4, 2014
The Rockefeller Foundation and USAID Launch $100 Million Partnership
The Rockefeller Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development have announced a $100 million partnership to build resilience to chronic stresses and increasing climate shocks in communities across Africa and Asia.
Announced at the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the Resilience Partnership will institute a new model for solving the complex and interrelated challenges of the 21st century such as persistent and often extreme poverty, food insecurity, and climate shocks.
By better aligning humanitarian and development planning, connecting the private sector with civil society and government, and crowdsourcing innovations and solutions, the Resilience Partnership will enable communities to prepare for, withstand, and emerge stronger from shocks and stresses in a way that reduces chronic vulnerability and keeps them on the pathway to development....