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A community-led, interdisciplinary program bringing together expertise from around the world

RISE is part of the prestigious Wellcome Trust's Our Planet, Our Health funding program, with support from the Asian Development Bank’s Future Cities program.

Led by the Monash Sustainable Development Institute, RISE brings together global expertise from five Monash University faculties (Art, Design and Architecture, Business and Economics, Engineering, Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Science), Stanford University, Emory University, CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, the University of Cambridge, Hasanuddin University, Fiji National University, The University of the South Pacific, The University of Melbourne, South East Water, Melbourne Water, Wellcome Sanger Institute, UN-Habitat, United Nations University, Live and Learn, WaterAid, Oxfam, the World Health Organization, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Aid, and the Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund.