Systemic Partnerships: Addressing Disaster Resilience in the Caribbean
At the Global Knowledge Initiative, we work at the intersection of systems change, collaborative innovation and international development. In our approach to addressing complex problems, we believe in understanding the root cause and how it connects to deeper systemic patterns. In order to create equitable, lasting change in these systems, we believe that the communities affected by those problems should be centered in the design process. We believe that it will take multiple actors across the system to come together in value-driven partnerships towards a shared vision of change.
Since October 2020, we have been partnering with USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance to collaboratively design and launch a multi-stakeholder collaboration model in the Eastern Caribbean. This project, named the Caribbean Corporate Investment for Resilience (CCIR) project, centers private sector and humanitarian actors in jointly mapping the systemic challenges and opportunities faced across the islands in the times leading up to and immediately following disasters.
This article, written by USAID, digs deeper into the objectives of the CCIR project and details some of the activities that have been conducted to date, with additional information about the work to come. USAID is showing a willingness to explore more transformative private sector engagement models, and we are proud to be a partner in that journey.
If you are interested in learning more about our systemic innovation process, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a conversation. Join us in this important work — amplifying the voices across the system, building the connections, and designing the experiences that drive the collective action needed to solve the challenges we care so deeply about.