Resilience Tools & Process Support

Here we have collected a number of methods, how-to guides, and other tools and process descriptions to help practitioners better understand the needs of communities, encourage cooperation, and foster resilient and sustainable practices. While this is by no means a comprehensive list of all tools and process support guides that are available, it’s a starting point for methods that take a social-ecological, complex systems approach to resilience in practice. Click the links below to find out more.


NET-MAP is a front line tool for supporting place-based learning in spaces of uncertainty.


Transformation labs (T-Labs) are multi-stakeholder processes to foster innovative change in systems towards more sustainable pathways.


Wayfinder is a free and open online platform primarily designed for development practitioners, planners, policy makers who are working with sustainable development challenges.

Mānoa Mash-Up

The Mānoa Mash-Up method was developed to generate visions for positive futures that are socially and ecologically desirable, just and sustainable. 


SenseMaker is a browser- or app-based tool that captures experiences from people, and visualizes patters across a diversity of narratives.

GESI Toolkit

This report outlines Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) guidelines for project preparation, as developed by the Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility (CRIDF).


The Resilience, Adaptation Pathways and Transformation Approach (RAPTA) is a guide to designing, implementing, and assessing interventions for sustainable futures.

HLS approach

This webinar by Dr Toby Lowe covers the Human, Learning, Systems (HLS) approach, which is an emerging complexity-informed approach to public management.

Formative RA

Formative resilience assessments (Formative RA) can be used to stimulate the development of social resilience in both social-ecological and socio-technical systems.


Climate Risk Narratives (CRNs) are
stories told from the future of a
changed climate and its associated
impacts. CRNs help to communicate climate information and integrate knowledge.