A network organization
The Resilience network organization is composed of several Resilience counterparties in different countries and a multitude of (social) businesses. The different businesses were either initiated by Resilience’s founders, employees or Resilience itself; or have been integrated into the network during their start-up phase.
Resiliencia Rwanda was founded in 2019 and currently counts a fixed team of 3 employees based in Kigali, with several collagues from the Resilience network also being involved in Rwanda-focused project. Resiliencia Rwanda works closely with the Dutch Embassy in Kigali and the Traide team, being Rwanda the first country where Traide was implemented.
The Traide programme started in 2019 in Rwanda, implemented by the Resiliencia Rwanda team and several other employees part of the Resilience network organization. Traide is an aid and development program that relies on a dynamic and agile way of working. Products and services are offered on a demand basis, continuously adjusting to the needs of the private sector as well as to the requests of government agencies or non-governmental organizations.
SmartFarming BV, established in 2017, develops easy to use offline platforms (App, SMS, web) that serve as a knowledge-transfer mechanism from experts (agronomists, meteorologists, pathologists) to farmers. Through user data, expert insight, models and sensor information, customized reports for agri-service providers and project teams are generated. SmartFarming joined the Resilience network organization in 2020.
Nazava was created in 2009 by Lieselotte Heederik and Guido van Hofwegen, one of the founders of Resilience. They designed a water filter that makes murky water clear, removes some chemicals and removes bacteria more effectively than boiling. The filters are manufactured in Indonesia and sold - currently - in Ethiopia, Cambodia, Myanmar and Tanzania.
Resilience BV was created in 2005 by the three founders but started expanding only around 2015. To date, Resilience BV employs 31 bright minds, ten of which are based in Wageningen and seldom travel to the different countries in which they operate and run projects.
Wageningen, The Netherlands
Resilience founders started operating in Ethiopia around 2015 with individual assignments. They started building an Addis Ababa-based team in 2017, that currently counts 7 fixed employees. Several projects and program are run in Ethiopia, including trade and private sector development projects, horticulture and seeds based projects, investment clusters and conflict-sensitive investments program.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Resiliencia Mozambique was established in 2011 and it counts, to date, 10 fixed employees based in Chimoio and Maputo, and several based in the Netherlands. The Resiliencia Mozambique team has a strong experience in water management and (farmer-led) irrigation development but nonetheless carries out projects on agri-extension & farming applications and private sector development.