Founding alliance members

Partners for Resilience is an alliance of humanitarian, development, climate and environmental civil society organisations. The founding alliance members are five Netherlands-based organisations: the Netherlands Red Cross, CARE Netherlands, Cordaid, the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, and Wetlands International. The alliance is led by the Netherlands Red Cross. More information about the founding alliance members can be found below. A list of all partner organisations can be found on the page All Partners.

Netherlands Red Cross (lead agency)  I  The NLRC contributes to poverty reduction by reducing people's vulnerability and protecting their health, livelihoods and socio-economic base. NLRC activities include different themes: mapping and analysis of risks, reducing disaster risks, early warning and evacuation, the organisation of rescue teams, and building emergency supplies. The Netherlands Red Cross is also one of the main societies within the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement to focus on resilience. 

Cordaid  I  Cordaid assists vulnerable people and communities to become more resilient to disasters – in the face of climate change, environmental degradation, conflict and fragility. Cordaid strengthens capacities of communities to become disaster resilient, enabling livelihood security, peaceful co-existence and sustainable inclusive growth. Using over 100 years of experience and its expertise in working in and on fragility, Cordaid connects emergency aid with sustainable development in some of the most fragile countries of the world. Together with communities and organisations, they reduce the impact of disasters through prevention and preparedness. Additionally, Cordaid is able to offer immediate help in most remote areas in the world through our extensive network of partners.

CARE Netherlands  I  CARE Netherlands supports community-based disaster risk reduction, constantly aiming to holistically strengthen the resilience and capacity of at-risk communities, organisations and local authorities. CARE Netherlands recognises and supports particularly those groups in marginalized positions, such as women and girls, indigenous people, youth and elderly, and people with disabilities. At the core of its work on resilience, CARE Netherlands analyses the root causes of vulnerability, creates ownership of communities, and links local solutions with scientific knowledge.

Wetlands International  I  Wetlands International is an independent, non-profit, global organisation that works to sustain and restore wetlands, their resources and biodiversity. The organisation believes healthy wetlands are a cost-effective strategy for disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation, with strong benefits for poverty reduction and biodiversity conservation. Wetlands International works in the field to show the capacity of wetlands for reducing the severity of disasters, builds technical capacities among various stakeholders, and communicates key lessons and knowledge to decision-makers from local to global level.

Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre  I  The Climate Centre helps the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and other humanitarian agencies to reduce the impacts of climate change and extreme-weather events on vulnerable people already confronted with a sharp increase in weather-related disasters. Through capacity building and support for the operational use of climate information, the Climate Centre contributes to more effective and efficient programming. In forging links between climate scientists, policy-makers, health practitioners and disaster managers, the Climate Centre enables a flow of resources and information to better manage the rising risk of extreme-weather events, raises awareness, and advocates on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable people.




  • Dialogue and Dissent Strengthening the capacity of civil society to engage in dialogues with stakeholders for improved disaster risk reduction policies, practices, and investments.
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  • Up-scaling Eco-DRR Increasing communities resilience and reducing disaster risks through ecosystem-based solutions.
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