11/03/2021 - A new toolbox on advocacy capacity strengthening

The core business of PfR is engaging stakeholders in developing and implementing policies, practices and investments that integrate Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Ecosystem Management and Restoration (EMR) in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR): Integrated Risk Management (IRM). While strengthening civil society to implement concrete IRM/ DRR measures at local level marked the 2010-2015 PfR programme, the second phase of the PfR programme during 2016-2020 focused on capacity strengthening for lobby and advocacy on IRM by Alliance members, implementing partners and allies.

Guidelines, manuals and tools developed and used by PfR to strengthen lobby & advocacy capacities have yielded increased knowledge and improved skills for the programme’s implementing partners. These have been put to use and contributed to results in lobby and advocacy activities for IRM in dialogues about policies, practices and investments in the PfR programmes in the ten countries. To foster a wide uptake by PfR partners and other actors, after ten years of working together PfR has taken stock of the important advocacy capacity resources used and generated by the programme and brought these together in this toolbox.

The toolbox can be downloaded here. Some examples of available materials can be found on this page.

Integrated risk management advocacy training manual

This manual was developed by the country teams of Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan as a guide and toolbox for (training of) trainers. Its 6 modules and resource booklet provide concise guidance in conducting training and workshop sessions on IRM and its components disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and ecosystem management and restoration, as well as on developing an advocacy strategy.


Integrated risk management law and policy checklist

This checklist supports the review of laws and policies, plans and budgets, policy implementation and impact regarding integrated risk management and related topics. This checklist was co-created by the Indonesia country team and the global office. The generic checklist includes a Policy Quick Scan, and is complemented by the Indonesian version of the checklist and related workshop materials.


A landscape approach to disaster risk reduction in 7 steps

The landscape approach aims at engaging all actors in assessing and addressing disaster risk in a landscape. In this guide PfR brought standing practices together in one approach, used to create multi-stakeholder processes and collaborative planning and implementation with a landscape as focus. The guide is available in English, French and Spanish




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