News

  • Restoring Uganda’s Aswa Basin

    08/09/2021 - This story shows a great example from Uganda about the restoration of degraded eco-systems, realized by local farmers. They were trained  by Wetlands International under the Partners for Resilience Eco-DRR programme, supported by UN Environment Programme and European Union.
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  • Parliament of Uganda passes the Climate Change Bill 2020: it is now an Act

    14/06/2021 - 27th April will go down in history as one of the memorable days in the climate change discourse in Uganda. It is the day the parliament of Uganda passed the Climate Change Bill 2020, into an Act of Parliament.
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  • Climate resilience in humanitarian aid and development

    09/06/2021 - Resilience. It is the somewhat fashionable term humanitarians use to describe people’s capacity to cope with threats to their lives and environment. In the past decade, resilience programme manager Karen Stehouwer has fought the good fight with colleagues from all over the world to reduce disaster risks and their impacts when they do strike.
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  • PfR's stresses on building back better; read more in the Spring 2021 newsletter

    03/05/2021 - The world has changed during the past year, and it will take time to recover from the present pandemic. But there are also chances: let's build back better after COVID-19, with a focus on the environment and climate change.
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  • Strengthening community resilience in conflict

    23/04/2021 - PfR experiences conflict in many forms and at all levels, whether between stakeholders in the PfR focus regions, or in the context of large-scale or structural violence and insecurity which hampers the entire environment in which partners work.
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  • Youth as important agents of change

    09/04/2021 - Youth are important agents of change, playing a great role in spreading messages and building awareness on climate change, environmental issues, disaster risk reduction, and more recently, in COVID-19 response.
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  • Urban Action Kit

    21/03/2021 - This new Urban Action Kit is a quick-start, low-cost, do-it-yourself guide to urban resilience activities that will increase a community-based organization’s visibility and engagement on urban issues. Activities in the Kit require little to no funding; are short-term engagements; and use existing networks and skills.
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  • A new toolbox on advocacy capacity strengthening

    11/03/2021 - The Advocacy Capacity Toolbox for Resilience provides PfR’s best used tools to anyone looking for practical resources to support advocacy capacity related to disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, and ecosystem management and restoration. The tools are all available online.
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  • Inspiring women in the spotlight on International Womens Day 2021

    05/03/2021 - Disasters do not strike everyone equally; gender-sensitive approaches are required in disaster management, from emergency response to long-term resilience to reduce disaster risk and to adapt to climate change. Inspiring women, engaged in the PfR programme, share their stories.
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  • Nature based solutions for climate action

    25/02/2021 - Nature based solutions can play an important role in climate action. In recent years PfR has invested in several nature based solutions to reduce the impact of climate related disasters, and presently PfR, in cooperation with UN Environment, develops models for Eco-DRR solutions.
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Programmes

 

  • 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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