Interviews with organizers and participants of the 2013 Resilience Academy held in Savar, Bangladesh from the 15th-23rd of September 2013. The goal of the Resilience Academy was to contribute to the timely and imperative topic of livelihood resilience amidst global environmental change. Livelihoods are the framework upon which all of human life rests. All of the relationships and activities that make our lives meaningful are dependent on our livelihoods. The poorest people around the planet often directly rely on ecosystems services, like the provisioning of water and fertile soil, for proper functioning of their livelihood systems.