Founded by the Global Resilience Institute in collaboration with Germany’s Fraunhofer EMI in April 2018, the Global Resilience Research Network (GRRN) is a global membership network of +300 researchers and practitioners representing +40 partners collaborating to apply interdisciplinary knowledge to support resilience  across multiple sectors. GRRN is comprised of  leading universities, institutes, non-profit organizations, and companies from around the world representing 23 different countries engaged in resilience research that informs the development and adaptation of novel tools and applications.


Network Benefits

The Global Resilience Research Network offers researchers and practitioners at member institutions a multitude of benefits, including exclusive opportunities for collaborative research and information sharing online and in person.


Aligned with our objectives, the Global Resilience Research Network has several ongoing initiatives around the world that strive to enhance the resilience of communities and inform decision makers about the benefits of evaluating and prioritizing resilient systems and infrastructure. One such example is the Island Resilience Initiative (IRI). The IRI was formed as a network within GRRN, linking together research centers, non-governmental organizations, institutes and universities in the Antilles and the Bahamas around a shared vision for informing and advancing the preparedness of island peoples and the transformative potential of their societies in the face of mega-storms, rising seas and long-standing structural challenges heightened by climate and  systemic change.

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Global Summit

The annual GRRN Summit has in previous years brought together leading resilience experts from over 30 major universities and research institutions from representing over 22 countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America. Powerful stories are shared by distinguished practitioners who have recently been on the front lines of managing some of the 21st century’s most catastrophic disasters.

We are actively seeking sponsors  for the next GRRN Summit. Please email for further information.

2019 GRRN Summit; Hosted by Fraunhofer EMI

2018 GRRN Summit; Hosted by the Global Resilience Institute