Building Resilience: GRID-Arendal Annual Report 2020
25 May 2021
The year 2020 brought home the importance of resilience. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for systems, communities, and countries to be more resilient, able to adapt to changes and withstand shocks and disasters. The pandemic also demanded that we all become more personally resilient, being flexible and finding new ways to do our work and live our lives.
GRID-Arendal staff showed exceptional resilience in 2020 – re-envisioning projects so they could be completed without travel or inperson meetings, and experimenting with virtual reality technology and other innovative tools to enable communication among ourselves and with our partners and stakeholders. We will emerge from the pandemic a stronger, more creative organization, having learned valuable lessons.