22/05/2019 - The PfR newsletter is out !

It is my great pleasure to share with you the Partners for Resilience (PfR) newsletter. It is a first great collection of stories from local communities and civil society organisations that work together with one common ambition: to save and protect lives through disaster risk reduction.

PfR pro-actively works to reduce disaster risk at a landscape scale, however not all disasters can be prevented. With collective action we can reduce their impact. And save lives and livelihoods. Applying an Integrated Risk Management (IRM) approach increases the resilience of communities and reduces the risks of disasters happening. Acknowledging that the world’s problems are complex and interconnected, integrated solutions are required.

Such solutions will not bear fruit when confined to the offices and minds of individuals and organisations. They need to be designed with the people they serve, be tested, shared and discussed. And when solutions do not yield the intended results, we need to investigate failures, and apply the learnings. While PfR uses social media extensively to promote its approach, not all of its learnings can be presented within the bite-sized, 280-character chunks offered on Twitter. Hence this newsletter combines concise and to-the-point stories, with an occasional deep-dive into the complexity of today’s problems and the integrated solutions that are needed to address them.
By sharing these stories with you, we hope to inspire through the learnings from the collective action of communities, civil society organisations, knowledge institutes and policy makers, to strengthen communities' resilience and the capacity of civil society organisations. I invite you to share or subscribe to this newsletter, and in doing so, support us to expand the network of change-makers.
Juriaan Lahr,
Chairman Partners for Resilience




  • 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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