Partners for Resilience main aim is to strengthen community resilience, reducing the impact of natural hazards. Specific focus is on inclusion of the most vulnerable and marginalised people in society; those people often hit hardest by disasters.
At present, PfR’s work is continuing under two programmes:
- The strategic partnership with the Netherlands government (2016-2020): Dialogue and Dissent
- The partnership with UNEP (2019-2021): Up-scaling Eco-DRR - Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction
Similarities, differences and complementarity of the programmes
Both programmes are focusing on strengthening people’s resilience in the face of rising disaster risks and are active at grassroots, national, regional and global level. PfR focuses primarily on climate-related natural hazards, the underlying causes and potential disasters which are often the result of human-induced processes. Both programmes use the Integrated Risk Management approach to reduce disaster risks and to reduce the impact of disasters.
The Dialogue and Dissent programme focuses on strengthening the capacity of civil society organisations (CSOs) to engage in dialogues with stakeholders for improved disaster risk reduction policies, practices and investments.
The Up-scaling Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) programme focuses on increasing community’s resilience and reducing disaster risks through ecosystem-based solutions. This is done through direct investments within communities to make people more resilient to disasters.
The programmes complement each other. The investments by Eco-DRR are used as entry points to engage and capacitate CSOs and government actors to implement ECO-DRR measures. When engaging in dialogues with stakeholders to improve disaster risk reduction approaches, civil society organisations could use the models for implementing ecosystem-based solutions to demonstrate the effectiveness of the approach. In turn, the dialogues in which CSOs engage can lead to increased investments by communities, CSOs and governments in Eco-DRR solutions.
- Dialogue and Dissent Strengthening the capacity of civil society to engage in dialogues with stakeholders for improved disaster risk reduction policies, practices, and investments.
- Up-scaling Eco-DRR Increasing communities resilience and reducing disaster risks through ecosystem-based solutions.