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The Resilience by Design Lab (RbD) seeds and nurtures climate change action through research, innovation and connection. 

RbD works with youth and working professionals to create leaders and changemakers to imagine new opportunities for climate action. RbD draws on the engagement of the arts, storytelling, and social innovation to germinate partnerships and ideas for a climate-resilient future.

The interdisciplinary RbD team is committed to working with youth on applied, participatory research to address the complex and interwoven problems of natural disasters, climate change, and conflict. Projects combine capacity building with a range of research methods, such as arts-based, participatory videos, digital storytelling, and surveys. RbD believes in the potential of young people, especially as leaders of resilience and change.

What We Do