Science Programmes

The Resilience Challenge rests on ten interdisciplinary programme areas.

The Challenge's science is headlined by four "Co-creation Laboratories" where research users and stakeholders join with researchers to co-design and co-create resilience research solutions in the Urban, Rural, Edge, and Māori environments.

The four Laboratories are supported by six "Resilience Toolboxes", programmes in which are resilience-specific technical solutions will be developed and applied across the greatest  priority areas of engagement represented by the Co-Creation Laboratory programmes.

Individual Projects

In addition to the Laboratories and Toolboxes, the Challenge also invests in individual research projects. One of those is an ongoing Co-creation Monitoring project. We also commissioned two projects during the establishment phase of the Challenge, the results of which informed development of the research programme: Engaging New Zealand in RNC Challenge research, and a Review of resilience benchmarks and monitoring protocols.

science programmes diagram