Scale for Resilience

By Charlotte Owen-Burge | August 4, 2021

Initiative overview: Founded early 2021 by YAPU Solutions CIAT/CGIAR, and GAWA Capital, the Scale for Resilience initiative aims to make the most vulnerable, like smallholder farmers, more resilient by providing them access to Nature-based Solutions (NbS). Scale for Resilience achieves this by addressing the full financial value chain to create the conditions to finance NbS at scale through innovative digital tools, smart data and collaboration. The initiative has pledged to make 3 million smallholder farmers more resilient by 2030.

Benefits: Participation offers access to a unique ecosystem that provides innovative digital tools, deep knowledge, and business partnerships for actors along the financial value chain. Scale for Resilience is truly inclusive and seeks to advance the sector by empowering its members, facilitate exchange and provide visibility to every member.

Geographies: Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Senegal. Americas: Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru. SIDS: Dominican Republic.

Suitable for: Businesses, financial institutions, cities and civil society.

How to join: Interested organizations can join the initiative by formulating and signing an agreement that documents their pledges and commitments as a member. These commitments include: annual reporting on pledged metrics, the willingness to publicly share and promote their membership; and  the motivation to share knowledge and best practices with other members of the initiative. There is no financial commitment associated with joining NbScale4Resilience.

Website link: NbScaleForResilience 

Contact Name /Email: Sabrina Nagel /