Activist, Environmental and Social Justice Organizations

Resilience Alliance

The Resilience Alliance is a research organization comprised of scientists and practitioners from many disciplines who collaborate to explore the dynamics of social-ecological systems.  The body of knowledge developed by the RA, encompasses key concepts of resilience, adaptability and transformability and provides a foundation for sustainable development policy and practice.

Our approach involves three main strategies:

  • Contributing toward theoretical advances in the dynamics of complex adaptive systems
  • Supporting rigorous testing of theory through a variety of means, including: participatory approaches to regional case-studies, adaptive management applications, model development, and the use of scenarios and other envisioning tools
  • Developing guidelines and principles that will enable others to assess the resilience of coupled human-natural systems and devel