Internal PfR Library for the Partners for Resilience 

Partners for Resilience members, welcome to the PfR Library! This website was designed to assemble a variety of relevant documents produced by Partners for Resilience. The library contains documents related to the PfR approach, tools, experiences and lessons learnt from the project countries teams in  Ethiopia, Kenya, India, Indonesia, Guatemala, Mali, Nicaragua, Philippines and Uganda.

Users can search with different filters (as many as you wish) – country, type of document, year, etc. However, without the filters, you can use also the “keyword” section to type a specific word or words important in the content of the document needed e.g. camel caravan. Forgot the name or main activity? No problem, we have developed the “tags” section to help you find the document that you are looking for.

Notice: As the database is in its first stage, we are constantly uploading new documents and correcting formats. When you search the database and do not get the results you expect, please inform us at partnersforresilience@redcross.nl and we are happy to help.

Name Country Type Organisation  
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Annual Report PfR Ethiopia 2011 Ethiopia Reporting document/Planning CARE , Cordaid, PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

During the PfR Ethiopia inception period, the severe and prolongued drought disaster that affected the horn of Africa in 2010/11 had a considerable impact on most of the southern and south eastern lowlands of Ethiopia.
Despite of the delays produced by the natural factor, this document presents a summary of the initiatives made by PfR Ethiopia in regards to the response to the drought emergency, as well as staff training, experience sharing and learning, community awareness raising, CMDRR committee organizing and other activities.
Some of the most relevant activities reported in this period are.

- Climate trend and risk mapping
- Sustainable ecosystem management
- Irrigation schemes
- Community managed Disaster Risk Reduction activities
- Go Green Africa Fair and Conference

Country: Ethiopia
Language: English
Year: 2011

Annual report PfR Ethiopia 2012 Ethiopia Reporting document/Planning CARE , Cordaid, PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

This second year progress report provides the status of the Partner for Resilience programme in Ethiopia and consolidated based on the inputs derived from 2012 annual report of individual partners that covers community and national level achievements. 

Despite occurrence of unexpected natural hazard incidence, the commitment, participation and support of communities and local community institutions has still actively continued. The project relations with the government and partners are healthy. The implementations of other activities of the project are also being underway smoothly. 

Some of the actitivies reported during this period are:

- Intra-organizational development

- Livelihoods diversification through saving and credit women groups

- Ecosystem based mitigation measures

- Enhancing proactive/early response initiatives through people-centered EWS and contingency plan.

- Initiatives related to the Learning Agenda

 

Country: Ethiopia
Language: English
Year: 2012

Annual report PfR Ethiopia 2013 Ethiopia Reporting document/Planning CARE , Cordaid, Netherlands Red Cross, PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

This report presents the progress and shows how the country team members underway in implementing activities to integrate Climate Change Adaptation and Ecosystem Management and Restoration into their Disaster Risk Reduction Programmes. While some partners have been expanding the number of communities they work with, all have proven regular involvement of local community, disaster risk reduction committees that established purposefully and government offices in planning, implementing and monitoring concrete activities on ground. 

Also partners have been strengthened firm cooperation with local
NGOs/CBOs and other government agencies/knowledge centres, in addition, facilitated cross communities/partners exchange visits at several levels. Finally all partners are engaged in CCA/EMR/DRR policy dialogue at local levels.

Some of the activities reported in this period are:

- Intra-organizational development

- Construction of water schemes

- Climate risk mitigation measure and supports

- Ecosystem Based Rehabilitation of degraded micro watersheds

- Improved Agricultural practices

- Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction committees

- Joint monitoring by key stakeholders at Woreda level

Country: Ethiopia
Language: English
Year: 2013

Annual report PfR GLOBAL produced by CTNL 2011 Ethiopia, Global, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Nicaragua, Philippines, Uganda Reporting document/Planning CARE , Cordaid, Netherlands Red Cross, PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

Five Netherlands-based humanitarian, development and environmental organisations (CARE Nederland, Cordaid, the Netherlands Red Cross, The Red Cross Climate Centre and Wetlands International), together Partners for Resilience, started off their ambitious programme in January 2011. 

This annual report will provide an overview of the activities that have been carried out in 2011, and thus present the progress that has been made in the various countries in working towards the strengthening of the resilience of communities that are affected by increased disaster risk in nine countries in the global south.

Some of the activities reported during this period are:

- Diversity of socially-based and political engagement

- MDGs and themes Programme element

- Resilient communities

- Conducive institutional environment

Internal and external developments and considerations

- The learning agenda and related initiatives

- Partners for Resilience Global Conference

- Introducing concepts ´water grab’ and ‘early warning early action’

- Monitoring protocol data

Country: Ethiopia, Global, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Nicaragua, Philippines, Uganda
Language: English
Year: 2011

Annual report PfR GLOBAL produced by CTNL 2012 Ethiopia, Global, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Nicaragua, Philippines, Uganda Reporting document/Planning CARE , Cordaid, Netherlands Red Cross, PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

The report provides an overview of activities carried out and initiatives started in 2012 by Partners for Resilience. In nine countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia the alliance members and their local partners have worked with local communities on strengthening their resilience.

Examples are the construction of ponds to improve water provision, the diversification of livelihoods such as agriculture to better cope with drought, terracing of hill slopes and planting of trees to reduce risk of landslides, and
setting up early warning system and introduction of contingency plans to address and respond to disasters. In all countries our partners have combined their knowledge and expertise, firstly by mapping the hazards – floods, storms, droughts, fires, landslides – that can push communities’ vulnerabilities beyond coping levels, and consequently designing plans that strengthen the communities in their ability
to withstand these.

Some of the activities reported during this period are:

- Linking and learning

Internal and external developments and considerations

- Early warning actions

- Research, publication and communications

- Review and upgrading of tools

- International dialogue and collaboration with networks and knowledge centres

Country: Ethiopia, Global, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Nicaragua, Philippines, Uganda
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Year: 2012

Annual Report PfR GLOBAL produced by CTNL 2013 Ethiopia, Global, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Nicaragua, Philippines, Uganda Reporting document/Planning CARE , Cordaid, Netherlands Red Cross, PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

The Partners for Resilience programme has entered its fourth year. This report presents the achievements of 2013, where partners have further strengthened the integration of climate change adaptation and ecosystem management and restoration into disaster risk reduction approaches. Their activities have strengthened the ability of numerous communities to cope with disasters by enabling them to anticipate the risks they face, to respond when disaster strikes, to adapt to changing risks, and to transform to address underlying factors and root causes of risk.

Partners have worked with 512 communities reaching 557,863 people who are now covered by risk reduction plans, but also engaged with other NGOs by setting-up and strengthening co-operation in 56 platforms to stimulate the application of the integrated approach by civil society. Furthermore they engage with 215 government institutions to ensure a conducive environment re. legal arrangements and financial provisions, and to co-operate at various levels to address the root causes of identified risks. 

Some of the activities reported during this period are:

- Intra-organisational developments 
- Scaling-up ‘ecosystem smart’ and ‘climate smart’ approaches to DRR in international dialogue processes 
- Cross-cutting themes in practise 
- Tool development and innovation 
- Research, publications and communication 
- Monitoring and evaluation

Country: Ethiopia, Global, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Nicaragua, Philippines, Uganda
Language: English
Year: 2013

Annual report PfR GLOBAL produced by CTNL 2014 Ethiopia, Global, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Nicaragua, Philippines, Uganda Reporting document/Planning CARE , Cordaid, Netherlands Red Cross, PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

The Partners for Resilience programme has entered its fifth year. This report presents the achievements of 2014, where partners have further strengthened the integration of climate change adaptation and ecosystem management and restoration into disaster risk reduction approaches. Their activities have strengthened the ability of numerous communities to cope with disasters by enabling them to anticipate the risks they face, to respond when disaster strikes, to adapt to changing risks, and to transform to address underlying factors and root causes of risk.

PfR worked in 565 communities. It reached 520,365 beneficiaries (255,419 of them female, 49%). It conducted risk mapping in these communities, and in total 597,622 people are now covered by risk plans (in some cases plans that are developed for a single village have a wider reach, hence the number is higher than that of direct beneficiaries who are explicitly targeted), and 98,277 community members have diversified their livelihoods.

Where at the end of 2013 practically all quantitative targets had been reached or exceeded already, most scores even further increased in 2014. Increased focus has been on quality, efficiency and sustainability efforts. Especially since 2015 will be the programme’s final year, partners increasingly focus on ensuring continuation of activities and, where needed, funding to sustain their efforts.

Country: Ethiopia, Global, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Nicaragua, Philippines, Uganda
Language: English
Year: 2014

Annual report PfR GLOBAL produced by CTNL 2015 Global Reporting document/Planning CARE , Cordaid, Netherlands Red Cross, PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

Annual report PfR 2015

Country: Global
Language: English
Year: 2015

Annual report PfR Guatemala 2011 Guatemala Reporting document/Planning CARE , Cordaid, Netherlands Red Cross, Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

This  report provides a consolidated summary of the Partner for Resilience programme in Guatemala based on the inputs derived from 2011 annual reports of individual partners that covers community and national level achievements. 

Some of the activities reported during this period are:

- Development of risk analysis at Community level

- Facilitation and knowledge sharing on topics: DRR and CCA (risk maps, education, drills, simulations, etc.)

- Implementation of micro projects of DRR/CCA/ERM identified by communities

- Working with the Ministry of Education to strengthen and link DRR/CCA/ERM issues in the school curriculum

Country: Guatemala
Language: English
Year: 2011

Annual report PfR Guatemala 2012 Guatemala Reporting document/Planning CARE , Cordaid, Netherlands Red Cross, PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

This report provides a consolidated summary of the Partner for Resilience programme in Guatemala based on the inputs derived from 2012 annual reports of individual partners that covers community and national level achievements. At community level, there are external factors influencing the timeframes of the interventions. The issue of security and social conflict is important, especially when working in very sensitive areas (Quiché and El Estor), affected by mining, etc.

 

Some of the activities reported during this period are:

- Bio-rights Project

- Permaculture Workshop

- Management Plan of the Micro Basin of the San Vicente River

- Creation of Local Coordinations for Disaster Risk Reduction (COLRED) 

- Initiatives to the learning agenda

- Partner NGOs/CBOs engage in structured dialogue with peers and government on DRR/CCA/EMR

Country: Guatemala
Language: Spanish
Year: 2012

Annual Report PfR Guatemala 2013 Guatemala Reporting document/Planning CARE , Cordaid, Netherlands Red Cross, PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

This report provides a consolidated summary of the Partner for Resilience programme in Guatemala based on the inputs derived from 2013 annual reports of individual partners that covers community and national level achievements.

The main activities reported during this period are:

- Regional Workshop and Technical Committee

- Implementation of microprojects of improved stoves, home vegetable gardening, permaculture, and CADER.

- Mitigation measures implemented by communities such as reforestation, multi-purpose nursery, ecofilters

- Climate change regional roundtables

- Partner NGOs/CBOs engage in structured dialogue with peers and
government on DRR/CCA/EMR

- Global Working Conference Bora Bora from 23 to 26 September 2013

Country: Guatemala
Language: English
Year: 2011

Annual report PfR India 2011 India Reporting document/Planning Cordaid, PfR Alliance, Wetlands International download

This report provides a consolidated summary of the Partner for Resilience programme in India based on the inputs derived from 2011 annual reports of individual partners that covers community and national level achievements.

The focus during the period was on developing networks, clarifying roles and responsibilities, implementation mechanism and developing community risk reduction plans for increasing livelihood resilience in the two key project areas: Mahanadi Delta, Orissa and Gandak-Kosi floodplains in Bihar. The main activities reported during this period are:

- Implementation of Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP)

- Floods in Mahanadi Delta – What lessons for PfR

- Building Livelihood Resilience in Changing Climate. Report of Asia Regional Conference, 3 – 5 March 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

- Cluster Approach for Risk Reduction Plans

- Applying integrated approaches for developing risk reduction plans: a case study from Mahanadi Delta, Orissa.

- Institutional development

Country: India
Language: English
Year: 2011

Annual report PfR India 2012 India Reporting document/Planning Cordaid, PfR Alliance, Wetlands International download

This report provides a consolidated summary of the Partner for Resilience programme in India based on the inputs derived from 2012 annual reports of individual partners that covers community and national level achievements.

During this reporting period three broad strategic objectives were tackled: namely, improved management of natural capital, diversified livelihood options and increased disaster preparedness were identified as key pathways for building livelihood resilience within the target communities. It was also agreed to use PfR – India to leverage resources from existing government and non-government funding which contribute to these three strategic objectives. Village Level Disaster Resilience Committees (VLDRC) and Disaster Management Committees (DMC) were constituted in all of these villages in consultation with PRI as key institutions for implementation of risk reduction plans.

Some of the main activities reported during this period are:

- Intra-organizational developments

- Managing floods in Astaranga, Puri

- Reducing disaster risk in Gandak-Kosi floodplains by strengthening Wetland Management

- PfR partner network

Country: India
Language: English
Year: 2012

Annual Report PfR India 2013 India Reporting document/Planning Cordaid, PfR Alliance, Wetlands International download

The year 2013 was marked by a series of disasters. In June 2013, catastrophic cloudburst triggered floods and landslides in Uttarakhand in which more than 5,000 lives were lost alongwith unprecedented damage to livelihoods, asset and overall economy. In August 2013, flood in Ganges affected nearly 30 villages in Bhagalpur and Munger districts of Bihar. On October 12, cyclone Phailin hit the Odisha coastline. Each of these events had a bearing on PfR implementation. The Gangetic floods and cyclone Phailin occurred within the project implementing areas.

This report provides a consolidated summary of the Partner for Resilience programme in India based on the inputs derived from 2013 annual reports of individual partners that covers community and national level achievements. Some of the activities reported during this period are:

- Cyclone Phailin response plans

- Preparedness helps reduce impacts of floods in Bihar

- Strengthening PfR Partner network

- Risk reduction and institution building

- PfR India implementation and resilience building blocks: Some early evidences

- Policy and advocacy

- Iniatives to the learning agenda

- Mapping spatial patterns in social vulnerability and capacity in Mahanadi Delta

Country: India
Language: English
Year: 2013

Annual report PfR Indonesia 2011 Indonesia Reporting document/Planning CARE , Cordaid, Netherlands Red Cross, PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

This narrative report provides information on the activities have been carried out by Wetlands International – Indonesia Programme under the umbrella of Partners for Resilience (PfR) during the period of January 1st to December 31st 2011. Various activities mentioned on this report have been carried out jointly with other PfR partners, and partly as the continuation of the previous Dipecho 7 works
of which Wetlands International – Indonesia Programme was also involved.

Many of the activities reported during this period are inception workshops, baseline studies, intraorganizational developments, mapping of beneficiaries among others.

Country: Indonesia
Language: English
Year: 2011

Annual report PfR Kenya 2011 Kenya Reporting document/Planning Cordaid, Netherlands Red Cross, PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

Kenya like the other countries in the Greater Horn of Africa was faced with what has come to be known as the worst drought in the last 60 years in 2011. The drought has led to increased intra- and inter-district migration of animals and people in search of pasture and water. This occasionally resulted in conflict between different ethnic groups over the scarce resources which everybody needs so badly. The influx of livestock from neighbouring districts to river banks led to rapid deterioration of pasture, which further eroded the communities’ livelihoods and coping mechanisms.

This report provides a consolidated summary of the Partner for Resilience programme in Kenya based on the inputs derived from 2011 annual reports of individual partners that covers community and national level achievements. Some of the activities reported during this period are:

- Communities able to identify, plan and implement risk reduction measures
based on community risk assessment / VCA

- Communities are capable to protect and adapt their livelihoods in synergy
with the natural environment

- Partner NGOs/CBOs (e.g. MID-P, KRCS, WI -Kenya and its local community
reps, Local Water Users Associations) in Ewaso Nyiro Basin have enhanced capacity on DRR, CCA and EMR approaches

- Increased policy dialogue by PFR, CSOs and CBOs

- Challenges and reccommendations

Country: Kenya
Language: English
Year: 2011

Annual Report PfR Kenya 2012 Kenya Reporting document/Planning Cordaid, Netherlands Red Cross, PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

This report provides a consolidated summary of the Partner for Resilience programme in Kenya based on the inputs derived from 2012 annual reports of individual partners that covers community and national level achievements.

Some of the activities reported during this period are:

- Conducting New and Refresher VCAs

- Provision of irrigation pipes to communities in Burat

- Water Tank (reservoir) distribution to communities in Gafarsa

- Supporting Fishing and Opportunistic Farming in Gafarsa

- Greenhouse support

- Rangeland Zonation and Fodder Storage

- Early Warning/Early Action

- Tree plantation and tree saving

- PfR Music and Drama VCD production

- Reducing risk of Conflict

Country: Kenya
Language: English
Year: 2012

Annual report PfR Kenya 2013 Kenya Reporting document/Planning Cordaid, Netherlands Red Cross, PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

This report provides a consolidated summary of the Partner for Resilience programme in Kenya based on the inputs derived from 2013 annual reports of individual partners that covers community and national level achievements. Since the beginning of the implementation of the programme, there has been a growing and strengthening collaboration among the partners both at national and local levels. The joint action plan and budget (which was jointly developed in October of 2012) formed the basis for the functioning of the country team.

Some of the reported activities during this period are:

- The camel caravan

- Early Warning- Early Action Information for Drought and Flood

- Contingency Plan and Contingency Fund as Ewarly Action Measures in Basa

- Support Dry Land Farming using green houses, Distribution and plantation of cassava cuttings, Value addition and marketting of honey, Distribution and plantation of drought tolerant and short maturing crop, vegetable and fruit seeds, Fish farming and sell of tree seedlings, Supporting enviromental clubs in schools.

Country: Kenya
Language: English
Year: 2013

Annual report PfR Mali 2011 Mali Reporting document/Planning CARE , PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

This report provides a consolidated summary of the Partner for Resilience programme in Mali based on the inputs derived from 2011 annual reports of individual partners that covers community and national level achievements.

In the project area, the main natural hazards facing the local communities (3/4 live below the national poverty level) and must adapt are: recurrent droughts, seasonal floods and permanent conflicts between different users of the natural resources which are continuously degrading. 

Main activities reported during this period are:

- Community-based Risk Screening Tool – Adaptation and Livelihoods (CRISTAL), Community vulnerability and Capacity Adaptation (CVCA)

- Awareness sessions as well as agriculture, forestry, hydrology, sanitation and agriculture research.

- Development of risk maps of villages and related resource issues

- Case study of Saba village, rural district of Dialloube, Mopti, Prefecture

- Investigation on early warning tools at local and national levels

- Strengthening of capacities of civil society, technical institutions of the government and project team

- Francophone workshop on DRR/CCA at Benin

- Advocacy around the water crisis in the Inner Niger Delta

Country: Mali
Language: English
Year: 2011

Annual report PfR Nicaragua - Achievements January December 2012 Nicaragua Reporting document/Planning PfR Alliance download

This report provides a consolidated summary of the Partner for Resilience programme in Nicaragua based on the inputs derived from 2012 annual reports of individual partners that covers community and national level achievements.

Country: Nicaragua
Language: English
Year: 2012

Annual report PfR Nicaragua 2011 Nicaragua Reporting document/Planning PfR Alliance download

This report provides a consolidated summary of the Partner for Resilience programme in Nicaragua based on the inputs derived from 2011 annual reports of individual partners that covers community and national level achievements.

Country: Nicaragua
Language: English
Year: 2011

Annual Report PfR Nicaragua 2013 Nicaragua Reporting document/Planning PfR Alliance download

This report provides a consolidated summary of the Partner for Resilience programme in Nicaragua based on the inputs derived from 2013 annual reports of individual partners that covers community and national level achievements.

Country: Nicaragua
Language: English
Year: 2013

Annual report PfR Philippines 2011 Philippines Reporting document/Planning PfR Alliance download

This report provides a consolidated summary of the Partner for Resilience programme in Philippines based on the inputs derived from 2011 annual reports of individual partners that covers community and national level achievements.

Country: Philippines
Language: English
Year: 2011

Annual report PfR Philippines 2012 Philippines Reporting document/Planning PfR Alliance download

This report provides a consolidated summary of the Partner for Resilience programme in Philippines based on the inputs derived from 2012 annual reports of individual partners that covers community and national level achievements.

Country: Philippines
Language: English
Year: 2012

Annual report PfR Uganda 2011 Uganda Reporting document/Planning PfR Alliance download

This report provides a consolidated summary of the Partner for Resilience programme in Uganda based on the inputs derived from 2011 annual reports of individual partners that covers community and national level achievements.

Country: Uganda
Language: English
Year: 2011

Annual report PfR Uganda 2012 Uganda Reporting document/Planning PfR Alliance download

This report provides a consolidated summary of the Partner for Resilience programme in Uganda based on the inputs derived from 2012 annual reports of individual partners that covers community and national level achievements.

Country: Uganda
Language: English
Year: 2012

Annual Report PfR Uganda 2013 Uganda Reporting document/Planning PfR Alliance download

Country: Uganda
Language: English
Year: 2013

Baseline survey report from PfR Ethiopia 2012 Ethiopia Baseline study/Consultancy study CARE , Cordaid, PfR Alliance download

Ethiopia is one of the nine African countries prone to disasters related to climate change, environmental degradation and/or geological factors, targeted by PfR project.

In these initial stages the team commissioned a baseline study to establish the status of various target indicators. Using indicators from the program’s Monitoring Protocol the study and related data collection tools were developed for application in the four project intervention woredas (or districts) namely Dewe, Ebinat, Nyagatom and Miyo. The survey was carried out during the month of March 2012, during which a total of 1,625 households were visited, 37 community focus groups convened and interviews with 24 key informant held.

Country: Ethiopia
Language: English
Year: 2012

Can an integrated participatory approach to disaster risk reduction effectively address the issue of livelihood resilience? Ethiopia Intern report/Academic paper PfR Alliance download

This research provides a case study of the use of an integrated participatory approach to establish conditions for livelihood resilience in Goro Gutu, Ethiopia. A qualitative approach was used to understand perceptions and practices of community members, government and non-governmental facilitators. Results indicate that whilst the approach is valuable in engaging previously isolated communities, misunderstandings of the approach itself may undermine risk reduction actions taken to address livelihood resilience. This study argues that further training on the concepts and best practices is required to improve the sustainability of risk reduction measures.

Country: Ethiopia
Language: English
Year: 2012

Case study from PfR Nicaragua - Armonizacion del conocimiento indigena y local - un camino hacia la resiliencia comunitaria e institucional Nicaragua Case study CARE download

Los territorios indígenas de San Lucas y San José de Cusmapa y los municipios de Las Sabanas y Somoto ubicados en la parte Noroeste del departamento de Madriz–Nicaragua, coexisten en armonía integral con sus saberes y prácticas en las temáticas de RRD, ACC y MRE, que se implementan a través de acciones desarrolladas por entes gubernamentales y no gubernamentales en pro del desarrollo comunitario, que dan lugar a una serie de transformaciones que se estiman necesarias para alcanzar una satisfactoria armonización de estos saberes.

Country: Nicaragua
Language: Spanish
Year: 2014

Case study from PfR Nicaragua - Community micro-projects improve the livelihoods of rural families in Madriz, Nicaragua Nicaragua Case study PfR Alliance, Wetlands International download

This case study describes micro-projects in the Nicaraguan In municipalities of San Lucas and Las Sabanas that deployed the integrated Partners for Resilience approach, directly involving communities themselves in each phase from risk analysis to implementation.

Country: Nicaragua
Language: English
Year: 2015

Case study from PfR Nicaragua - Fortaleciendo capacidades del comite de cadena de valor en el municipio de Somoto Nicaragua Case study CARE , Red Cross Climate Centre download

En los hornos del municipio de Somoto, departamento de Madriz, Nicaragua se han elaborado durante siglos las inconfundibles rosquillas hechas por manos laboriosas de mujeres. Estas mujeres aún conservan las tradiciones artesanales en sus 137 talleres, fabricando exquisitas rosquillas somoteñas, para muchos únicas en el mundo, a tal punto que representan el símbolo de este pueblo y de las mujeres que fabrican con dignidad dicho producto.

Country: Nicaragua
Language: Spanish
Year: 2014

Case study from PfR Nicaragua - Harmonizing indigenous and local knowledge: “The path towards community and institutional resilience” Nicaragua Case study CARE , PfR Alliance download

This case study tells the story of the Chorotega indigenous people in Nicaragua, and the synergies their traditional knowledge offer with disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, and ecosystem management and restoration. 

Country: Nicaragua
Language: English
Year: 2015

Case study from PfR Nicaragua - Inalí River and Tapacalí River Sub-watersheds: Ideal Territorial Units to Implement Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation, and Ecosystem Management and Restoration Processes Nicaragua Case study Netherlands Red Cross, PfR Alliance download

This case study describes how Partners for Resilience supported plans for managing the Inali and Tapacali river sub-watersheds. They will enable stakeholders to make better decisions on the sustainable exploitation of the natural capital, improving quality of life for people.

Country: Nicaragua
Language: English
Year: 2015

Case study from PfR Nicaragua - Microproyectos comunitarios mejoran los medios de vida de las familias rurales de Madriz, Nicaragua Nicaragua Case study Netherlands Red Cross, Wetlands International download

Poniendo en práctica el enfoque integral y visión de la resiliencia comunitaria, la Alianza por la Resiliencia (PfR) trabaja de manera inclusiva con comunidades rurales de Nicaragua para mejorar sus medios de vida. 

En los municipios de San Lucas y las Sabanas, los microproyectos son acciones concretas de gestión e intervención en el territorio que integran la reducción del riesgo de desastres (RRD), adaptación al cambio climático (ACC) y manejo y restauración de ecosistemas (MRE). Las comunidades son participantes directos en cada fase de los microproyectos, desde el análisis de riesgo y el diseño hasta la implementación.

Country: Nicaragua
Language: Spanish
Year: 2014

Case study from PfR Nicaragua - Paso a paso en la adaptacion al cambio climatico en cuatro municipios del departamento de Madriz y la Region Autonoma Costa Caribe Norte Nicaragua Case study Netherlands Red Cross download

En los últimos 20 años Nicaragua ha sido el cuarto país más afectado por eventos extremos a nivel mundial (Informe de Germanwatch, 2014). El país está invirtiendo para responder a emergencias generadas por eventos hidrometeorológicos, para mitigar los riesgos de desastre y el impacto del cambio climático, los cuales impactan en el desarrollo socioambiental a nivel nacional.

En el departamento de Madriz, el comportamiento de las precipitaciones indica mayor probabilidad que se presenten sequías al menos una vez cada tres años. En la Costa Caribe Norte los principales riesgos son las inundaciones y la ocurrencia de huracanes con mayor frecuencia e intensidad.

Country: Nicaragua
Language: Spanish
Year: 2014

Case Study from PfR Nicaragua - Step by Step towards Climate Change Adaptation, in Four Municipalities in Madriz and in the Autonomous Region of the Northern Caribbean Coast Nicaragua Case study Netherlands Red Cross, PfR Alliance download

This case study describes how a group of agencies joined forces with local government to draft and implement climate change adaptation strategies in the Nicaraguan municipalities of Somoto, San Lucas, Las Sabanas, San Jose de Cusmapa, and the Autonomous Region of the Northern Caribbean Coast. It includes key results and lessons learned. 

Country: Nicaragua
Language: English
Year: 2015

Case study from PfR Nicaragua - Strengthening Value Chain Committees capacities in the municipality of Somoto Nicaragua Case study CARE , PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre download

This case study describes how Partners for Resilience created space for dialogue among public and private stakeholders and the Somoto Rosquillas Value Chain Committee in Nicaragua, promoting innovation that fosters both competitiveness and sustainability.

Country: Nicaragua
Language: English
Year: 2015

Case study from PfR Nicaragua - Subcuencas rio Inali y Rio Tapacali Unidades de Adaptación al Cambio Climático, Reducción de Riesgos de Desastres Nicaragua Case study Netherlands Red Cross download

En el departamento de Madriz, la Alianza PfR trabaja en 28 comunidades
vulnerables en cuatro municipios (Somoto, San Lucas, Las Sabanas y San
José de Cusmapa) de las subcuencas de los ríos Inalí y Tapacalí, a􀏐luentes de la cuenca del Río Coco. En ambos territorios habitan aproximadamente
veinte mil personas.

Estos habitantes enfrentan problemas típicos de la zona del Corredor Seco Centroamericano: sus medios de vida dependen en gran parte de las lluvias que son cada vez menos predecibles debido a la variabilidad climática y al cambio climático, y enfrentan un riesgo severo y recurrente de sequía.

Country: Nicaragua
Language: Spanish
Year: 2014

Case study PfR Kenya: Resilience Music Kenya Case study Netherlands Red Cross, PfR Alliance download

 

One of the most difficult aspects of proactive risk reduction is to convince people to act and invest today for a better tomorrow.

KRCS and NLRC have been discussing on the best ways of sensitizing the community and convincing them on the benefit of investing today on risk reduction to avoid suffering the consequences of disaster tomorrow.

Drama and music appeared to be two very succesful means to pass the message.

Country: Kenya
Language: English
Year: 2012

Case study: Solar Community Radio Uganda Case study Netherlands Red Cross, PfR Alliance download

Information sharing is one of the key aspects of early warning system. With PfR project URCS established community radio in four operational communities. The radio uses solar power and mega-phone and two trained comunity members do minor maintainance in case of malfunctioning.

Country: Uganda
Language: English
Year:

Changing tools in a changing climate: Experiences from the Philippines Philippines Case study PfR Alliance download

The five Netherlands Partners for Resilience (PfR) agencies are working to adapt traditional participatory tools for community risk assessment to a changing climate. Such risk  assessments play a key role in understanding vulnerability. They include people’s capacities in a way that that helps implement effective and sustainable adaptation. This case study addresses three tools common to participatory development in the Philippines: 1) the seasonal calender 2) the historical profile and 3) risk mapping.

Country: Philippines
Language: English
Year: 2012

CLIMATE-PROOF DISASTER RISK REDUCTION: working together to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities to deal with increased disaster risk Global Proposal CARE , Cordaid, Netherlands Red Cross, PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

The programme “Climate-proof Disaster Risk Reduction” of the Partners for Resilience aims to reduce the impact of natural hazards on the livelihoods of 750.000 – 1.000.000 vulnerable community members. The Partners for Resilience is an alliance consisting of: the Netherlands Red Cross (lead party), CARE Nederland, Cordaid, Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre and Wetlands International. The programme will be implemented in nine countries: Ethiopia, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Nicaragua, Philippines, and Uganda.


The programme has three outcome objectives:
• Objective 1: To increase the resilience of communities to disasters, climate change and environmental degradation
• Objective 2: To increase the capacity of civil society organisations (CSOs) to apply disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate-change adaptation (CCA) and ecosystem management and restoration (EMR) measures and conduct policy dialogue
• Objective 3: To make the institutional environment from international to grass-root level more conducive to integrate disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and ecosystem-based approaches


To work on reaching these objectives, the programme will employ three nterviention strategies, each linked to one of the specific objectives:
• Intervention strategy 1: Strengthening community resilience (related to DGIS strategy ‘DAB’)
• Intervention strategy 2: Strengthening of civil society (related to DGIS strategy ‘MO’)
• Intervention strategy 3: Policy dialogue and advocacy for stronger DRR/CCA policies and increased resources at all levels (related to DGIS strategy ‘BB’)

Country: Global
Language: English
Year: 2010

Community driven endeavors through community organizations bear fruit Ethiopia Case study PfR Alliance download

The aim was to communicate the understanding, skills  and practices of the Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) approach that would in turn enable communities to properly mobilize their resources to solve their own problems.

Country: Ethiopia
Language: English
Year: 2015

Community Empowerment Assures Pastoralists’ Resilience Ethiopia Case study PfR Alliance download

More than 30,000 vulnerable pastoralist households in Arero district, Borana zone in Southern Ethiopia have transitioned from relying on emergency relief handouts during perennial droughts, to actively participating  in socio-economic development activities to improve their livelihoods. 

Country: Ethiopia
Language:
Year: 2015

Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction centers pave the way for disaster preparedness Ethiopia Case study Cordaid, PfR Alliance download

Like other pastoralists in the country, the Borana pastoral community in the South of Ethiopia bordering Kenya, suffered from these recurring and self-perpetuating disasters over the last century, seriously affecting the livestock based livelihood. 

To try and solve the problem, Cordaid/ACORD started the PfR program that implemented a Community Managed Drought Risk Reduction (CMDRR) project. 

Country: Ethiopia
Language: English
Year: 2015

Context Analysis for PfR Ethiopia Ethiopia Informative sheet/Briefing document PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre download

Context Analysis and climate Change Inputs for Ethiopia. El Niño (La Niña) typically brings below-normal (above-normal) rainfall to central and northern parts of the country during the summer rainy season. In the southeastern portion of Ethiopia, El Niño typically brings above-normal rainfall during the last few months of the year. The skill of seasonal forecasts is fair in the central and northern parts of the country. However, El Niño/La Niña cannot be predicted before May of any given year, skillful forecasts

Country: Ethiopia
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Year:

Context Analysis for PfR Guatemala Guatemala Informative sheet/Briefing document PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre download

A context analysis and climate change inputs for Guatemala. There is a tendency for dry conditions in parts of Guatemala during July-December of El Niño years, and a tendency for cool and wet conditions from July-August in La Niña years. The skill of seasonal forecasts for Guatemala is decent, with good forecast lead times for August-December.

Country: Guatemala
Language: English
Year:

Context Analysis for PfR India India Informative sheet/Briefing document PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre download

A context analysis and climate change inputs for India. El Niño (La Niña) events generally weaken (strengthen) the monsoon, reducing (increasing) rainfall. However, in recent years, this relationship has become more erratic. India’s rainfall also varies about every 15 years, alternating between wet and dry periods.

Country: India
Language: English
Year: 2011

Context Analysis for PfR Indonesia Indonesia Informative sheet/Briefing document PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre download

A context analysis and climate change inputs for Indonesia. Rainfall varies from year to year in Indonesia and seasonal rainfall forecasts generally have high skill in boreal fall. Impacts from the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) differ from place to place, but are strongest in the boreal fall.

Country: Indonesia
Language: English
Year: 2011

Context Analysis for PfR Kenya Kenya Informative sheet/Briefing document PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre download

A context analysis and climate change inputs for Kenya. El Niño (La Niña) typically brings above-normal (below-normal) rainfall conditions to Kenya during the months of October-December. Increased heat stress, injuries and disease brought by storms, floods and droughts, changes in the range of vector-borne diseases, decreases in water supply and quality, and heightened food security.

Country: Kenya
Language: English
Year: 2011

Context Analysis for PfR Mali Mali Informative sheet/Briefing document PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre download

A Context Analysis and cllimate change inputs for Mali. Sahelian rainfall is characterized by high variability on interannual and interdecadal timsescales. Seasonal forecasts for July-September show some/useable predictive skill, but with short lead-times. The skill is best when there is a strong signal from ENSO or from warming/cooling over the Gulf of Guinea (AtlanticDipole).

Country: Mali
Language: English
Year: 2011

Context Analysis for PfR Nicaragua Nicaragua Informative sheet/Briefing document PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre download

A Context Analysis amd climate change inputs for Nicaragua. The length and intensity of the wet season can vary considerably from year to year. The most well
documented cause of interannual variations is the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and its interactions with the monsoon system. El Niño events bring relatively warm and dry conditions between June and August, while La Niña events bring colder and wetter conditions during this time. The skill of seasonal forecasts is relatively good.

Country: Nicaragua
Language: English
Year: 2011

Context Analysis for PfR Philippines Philippines Informative sheet/Briefing document PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre download

Context Analysis and Climate Change Inputs for Philippines. Typically, El Niño (La Niña) events bring dry (wet) conditions through most of the year, with the exception of a wet (dry) period from July-September. During El Niño ((La Niña) years, tropical
cyclones tend to hit the Philippines less (more), except from July-Sept. when the number of typhoons hitting the Philippines tends to be higher (lower) than normal.

Country: Philippines
Language: English
Year: 2011

Context Analysis for PfR Uganda Uganda Informative sheet/Briefing document PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre download

A context analysis and climate change inputs for Uganda. A positive phase of the Indian Ocean Dipole correlates with higher rainfall. Another influence on rainfall in Uganda is the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO). El Niño events usually cause wetter than average conditions during the short rains (October-December), while La Niña events often cause drier than average conditions. Unfortunately, seasonal forecasts are less skillful for the long-rains (March-May).

Country: Uganda
Language: English
Year: 2011

Contingency plan for the Aoure village Mali Contingency plan PfR Alliance download

The Aoure village suffers from drought and floods. This contingency plan was made in order to support the community council to anticipate future disasters.

Country: Mali
Language: French
Year: 2014

Contingency plan for the Banguita village Mali Contingency plan PfR Alliance download

The Banguita village suffers from drought and floods. This contingency plan was made in order to support the community council to anticipate future disasters.

Country: Mali
Language: French
Year: 2014

Contingency plan for the Mbaradou village Mali Contingency plan PfR Alliance download

The Mbaradou village suffers from drought and floods. This contingency plan was made in order to support the community council to anticipate future disasters.

Country: Mali
Language: French
Year: 2014

Contingency plan for the Noga village Mali Contingency plan PfR Alliance download

The Noga village suffers from drought and floods. This contingency plan was made in order to support the community council to anticipate future disasters.

Country: Mali
Language: French
Year: 2014

Contingency plan for the Saba village Mali Contingency plan PfR Alliance download

The Saba village suffers from drought and floods. This contingency plan was made in order to support the community council to anticipate future disasters.

Country: Mali
Language: French
Year: 2014

Contingency plan for the Youwarou community Mali Contingency plan PfR Alliance download

The Youwarou community suffers from drought and floods. This contingency plan was made in order to support the community council to anticipate future disasters.

Country: Mali
Language: French
Year: 2014

Contingency plan for the Youwarou village Mali Contingency plan PfR Alliance download

The Youwarou village suffers from drought and floods. This contingency plan was made in order to support the community council to anticipate future disasters.

Country: Mali
Language: French
Year: 2014

Contingency plan of the Adramani village Mali Contingency plan PfR Alliance download

The Adramani village suffers from drought and floods. This contingency plan was made in order to support the community council to anticipate future disasters.

Country: Mali
Language: French
Year: 2014

Contingency Plan of the Deboye rural community Mali Contingency plan PfR Alliance download

The Deboye community suffers from drought and floods. This contingency plan was made in order to support the community council to anticipate future disasters.

Country: Mali
Language: French
Year: 2014

Contingency plan of the Dialloube Community Mali Contingency plan PfR Alliance download

The Dialloube community suffers from drought and floods. This contingency plan was made in order to support the community council to anticipate future disasters.

Country: Mali
Language: French
Year: 2014

Country factsheet PfR Ethiopia - Harer district Ethiopia Informative sheet/Briefing document Netherlands Red Cross, Red Cross Climate Centre download

Brief ourline of PfR's intervention in Ethiopia containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in the Harer District.

The target groups of the programme are smallholder farmers, who depend on rain-fed
crop production and pastoralists in drought prone areas. Their livelihoods are vulnerable to natural hazards aggravated by climate change and natural resource degradation. Types of hazards: Drought, heavy rainfall.

Country: Ethiopia
Language: English
Year: 2011

Country factsheet PfR Ethiopia - Libo district Ethiopia Informative sheet/Briefing document Netherlands Red Cross, Red Cross Climate Centre download

Brief ourline of PfR's intervention in Ethiopia containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in the Libo District.

The target groups of the programme are smallholder farmers, who depend on rain-fed
crop production and pastoralists in drought prone areas. Their livelihoods are vulnerable to natural hazards aggravated by climate change and natural resource degradation. Types of hazard: drought and rainfall.

Country: Ethiopia
Language: English
Year: 2011

Country factsheet PfR Ethiopia - Mio district Ethiopia Informative sheet/Briefing document Cordaid, Red Cross Climate Centre download

Brief outline of PfR's intervention in Ethiopia containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in the Mio District.

The target groups of the programme are smallholder farmers, who depend on rain-fed
crop production and pastoralists in drought prone areas. Their livelihoods are vulnerable to natural hazards aggravated by climate change and natural resource degradation. Type of hazads: drought.

Country: Ethiopia
Language: English
Year: 2011

Country factsheet PfR Ethiopia - Nanagaton district Ethiopia Informative sheet/Briefing document Cordaid, Red Cross Climate Centre download

Brief ourline of PfR's intervention in Ethiopia containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in the Nanagaton District.

The target groups of the programme are smallholder farmers, who depend on rain-fed crop production and pastoralists in drought prone areas. Their livelihoods are vulnerable to natural hazards aggravated by climate change and natural resource degradation. Type of hazard: Drought.

Country: Ethiopia
Language: English
Year: 2011

Country factsheet PfR Guatemala - Chiquimula department Guatemala Informative sheet/Briefing document Cordaid, Red Cross Climate Centre download

Brief outline of PfR's intervention in Guatemala containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in the Chiquimula Department.

Drug-related violence has increased and is more visible. The clear examples are the declaration of state in Coban and Peten (first part of 2011) after violent actions related to drug trafficking. Some working areas are affected by the infiltration of drug trafficking (Izabal, Zacapa and Chiquimula).
Because of national elections and the transition of the new government in the last quarter of 2011, substantial changes in the key positions of both the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) and the National Commission on Protected Areas (CONAP) are expected.

Country: Guatemala
Language: English
Year: 2011

Country factsheet PfR Guatemala - Izabal department Guatemala Informative sheet/Briefing document Netherlands Red Cross, Red Cross Climate Centre download

Brief ourline of PfR's intervention in Guatemala containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in the Izabal Department.

El Estor faces the effects of tropical storms and hurricanes, which lead to floods and mudslides in vulnerable communities. As these phenomena are becoming extreme and more frequent, communities require more preparedness and means to response to emergencies. Besides disasters, the zone which is one of the biodiversity reserves of Guatemala is highly vulnerable to the effects of mining and deforestation that endanger the livelihood of communities.

Country: Guatemala
Language: English
Year: 2011

Country factsheet PfR Guatemala - Quiche department Guatemala Informative sheet/Briefing document Netherlands Red Cross, Red Cross Climate Centre download

Brief ourline of PfR's intervention in Guatemala containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in the Quiche Department.

Quiche is a multi-threat area, is located in a seismic zone and is very sensitive to the effects of natural disasters such as Tropical Storms, which damage crops on a large scale and destroy infrastructure, roads and bridges in the region. Types of hazards: seismic zone, Tropical Storms, drought.

Country: Guatemala
Language: English
Year: 2011

Country factsheet PfR Guatemala - Solola department Guatemala Informative sheet/Briefing document CARE , Red Cross Climate Centre download

Brief outline of PfR's intervention in Guatemala containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in the Solola Department.

Communities identified the following hazards: landslides, mudslides, hurricanes, soil erosion, floods and forest fires. The hazards are the loss of crops, destruction of piping distribution systems of water, and landslides mainly in the paths that led to
the region due to which the communities were cut off for 10 to approximately 15 days resulting in shortage of food for the whole population.

Country: Guatemala
Language: English
Year: 2011

Country factsheet PfR Guatemala - Zacapa department Guatemala Informative sheet/Briefing document Cordaid, Red Cross Climate Centre download

Brief outline of PfR's intervention in Guatemala containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in the Zacapa department.

There is a tendency towards development of economic activities with significant environmental and social impacts (e.g. mining, palm oil, sugar cane, melon, oil) related to the signing of the DR-CAFTA (2004).
Solutions to the above problems are complicated by high levels of illiteracy among indigenous groups, low of access to health services, imbalance in gender relations.

Country: Guatemala
Language: English
Year: 2011

Country factsheet PfR India - Ganda-Kosi-Son (Bihar) district India Informative sheet/Briefing document Cordaid, Wetlands International download

Brief outline of PfR's intervention in India containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in the Ganda-Kosi-Son (Bihar) District.

In Kosi-Gandak floodplains, communities suffer predominantly from flooding. Construction of embankments forced concentration of sediments in the river channel rather than its fanning in the delta.
2008 flood due to heavy monsoon rains and consequent breach in Kosi embankment. The river changed course, and areas who never experienced flood before were inundated. 2.3 million people were affected.

Country: India
Language: English
Year: 2011

Country factsheet PfR India - Mahanadi Delta (Orissa) India Informative sheet/Briefing document Cordaid, Wetlands International download

Brief outline of PfR's intervention in India containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in the Mahanadi Delta (Orissa) District.

The Mahanadi Delta, which sustained rich agriculture and fisheries due to its fluvial dynamics was extensively channelized to support agriculture. This converted the delta from being a flood-dependant to flood prone environment. Downstream, people converted mangroves for settlements, and weakened their natural defence
against cyclones. An assessment in 2007 concluded that villages with wider mangroves suffered fewer casualties, and opportunity cost of saving a life by mangroves was Rs. 11.7 millions.

Country: India
Language: English
Year: 2011

Country factsheet PfR Indonesia - Ende, Flores district Indonesia Informative sheet/Briefing document Cordaid, Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

Brief outline of PfR's intervention in Indonesia containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in the Ende, Flores District.

The beneficiary groups are mainly fishermen and rural farmers, who primarily depend on the coast, seas, and agriculture in environmentally sensitive areas that are at high risk of coastal degradation, sea level rise, drought and flood.

Country: Indonesia
Language: English
Year: 2011

Country factsheet PfR Indonesia - Banten Bay, Java Indonesia Informative sheet/Briefing document Wetlands International download

Brief outline of PfR's intervention in Indonesia containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in the Banten Bay, Java District.

Types of hazards presented in project site are heavy rainfall, flash floods, whirlwinds, landslides. As low lying coastal areas make up a large part of the province, Banten is very vulnerable to sea level rise.

 

Country: Indonesia
Language: English
Year: 2011

Country factsheet PfR Indonesia - Lembata district Indonesia Informative sheet/Briefing document Netherlands Red Cross download

Brief outline of PfR's intervention in Indonesia containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in the Lembata District.

Beneficiary groups are mainly fishermen and rural farmers, who primarily depend on the coast, seas, and agriculture in environmentally sensitive areas that are at high risk of coastal degradation, sea level rise, drought and flood.

Country: Indonesia
Language: English
Year: 2011

Country factsheet PfR Indonesia - Sikka, Flores district Indonesia Informative sheet/Briefing document Cordaid, Netherlands Red Cross, Wetlands International download

Brief outline of PfR's intervention in Indonesia containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in the Sikka, Flores District.

Floods hit the villages of Nangahale, Talibura and Reroreja (all in Sikka district on Flores island) in January, February and April 2011. In Nangahale village 78 people have been evacuated & 18 houses were severely damaged, 84 houses almost collapsed, 33 facilities for salt making processes were destroyed.

Country: Indonesia
Language: English
Year: 2011

Country factsheet PfR Indonesia - Timur district Indonesia Informative sheet/Briefing document CARE , Cordaid download

Brief ourline of PfR's intervention in Indonesia containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in Timur District. The types of hazards occured in project site are flash floods, whirlwinds, flood, hail, coastal abrasion, earthquake, volcano eruption, landslide, tsunami, typhoon and debris flow in mountainous areas.

Country: Indonesia
Language:
Year: 2011

Country factsheet PfR Kenya - Garbatulla, Isiolo district Kenya Informative sheet/Briefing document Cordaid, Wetlands International download

Brief outline of PfR's intervention in Kenya containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in the Garbatulla, Isiolo District. The programme will target pastoralist and agro-pastoralist, living on the downstream part of the Ewaso Nyiro North River basin (ENRB) in Northern Kenya, living from livestock and rain-fed and irrigated subsistence farming.

Country: Kenya
Language: English
Year: 2011

Country factsheet PfR Kenya - Merti, Isiolo district Kenya Informative sheet/Briefing document Cordaid, Wetlands International download

Brief outline of PfR's intervention in Kenya containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in the Merti, Isiolo District. The programme will target pastoralist and agro-pastoralist, living on the downstream part of the Ewaso Nyiro North River basin (ENRB) in Northern Kenya, living from livestock and rain-fed and irrigated subsistence farming.

Country: Kenya
Language: English
Year: 2011

Country factsheet PfR Kenya - Meru, Isiolo district Kenya Informative sheet/Briefing document Netherlands Red Cross, Wetlands International download

Brief outline of PfR's intervention in Kenya containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in the Meru, Isiolo District. The programme targets pastoralist and agro-pastoralist, living on the downstream part of the Ewaso Nyiro North River basin (ENRB) in Northern Kenya, living from livestock and rain-fed and irrigated subsistence farming.

Country: Kenya
Language: English
Year: 2011

Country factsheet PfR Mali - Dialloube district Mali Informative sheet/Briefing document Wetlands International download

Brief outline of PfR's intervention in Mali containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in the Dialloube district.

Country: Mali
Language: English
Year: 2011

Country factsheet PfR Mali - Konna department Mali Informative sheet/Briefing document CARE , Wetlands International download

Brief outline of PfR's intervention in Mali containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in the Konna department.

Country: Mali
Language: English
Year: 2011

Country factsheet PfR Mali - Youwarou area Mali Informative sheet/Briefing document Wetlands International download

Brief outline of PfR's intervention in Mali containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in the Youwarou area.

Country: Mali
Language: English
Year: 2011

Country factsheet PfR Nicaragua - RAAN region Nicaragua Informative sheet/Briefing document Netherlands Red Cross, Wetlands International download

Brief outline of PfR's intervention in Nicaragua containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in the RAAN region.

Country: Nicaragua
Language: English
Year: 2011

Country factsheet PfR Nicaragua - Somoto Madriz department Nicaragua Informative sheet/Briefing document CARE , Netherlands Red Cross download

Brief outline of PfR's intervention in Nicaragua containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in the Somoto, Madriz department.

Country: Nicaragua
Language: English
Year: 2011

Country factsheet PfR Philippines - CARAGA region Philippines Informative sheet/Briefing document CARE , Netherlands Red Cross download

Brief outline of PfR's intervention in Philippines containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in the CARAGA region.

Country: Philippines
Language: English
Year: 2011

Country factsheet PfR Philippines - Cordillera Administrative Region Philippines Informative sheet/Briefing document Netherlands Red Cross download

Brief outline of PfR's intervention in the Philippines containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in the Cordillera Administrative Region.

Country: Philippines
Language: English
Year: 2011

Country factsheet PfR Philippines - National capital region Philippines Informative sheet/Briefing document CARE , Netherlands Red Cross download

Brief outline of PfR's intervention in the Philippines containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in the National Capital Region.

Country: Philippines
Language: English
Year: 2011

Country factsheet PfR Uganda - Amuria district Uganda Informative sheet/Briefing document Cordaid download

Brief outline of PfR's intervention in Uganda containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in the Amuria District.

Country: Uganda
Language: English
Year: 2011

Country factsheet PfR Uganda - Apac district Uganda Informative sheet/Briefing document Netherlands Red Cross download

Brief outline of PfR's intervention in Uganda containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in the Apac District.

Country: Uganda
Language: English
Year: 2011

Country factsheet PfR Uganda - Katakwi district Uganda Informative sheet/Briefing document Cordaid, Netherlands Red Cross download

Brief outline of PfR's intervention in Uganda containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in the Katakwi District.

Country: Uganda
Language: English
Year: 2011

Country factsheet PfR Uganda - Nakapiripit district Uganda Informative sheet/Briefing document Cordaid download

Brief outline of PfR's intervention in Uganda containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in the Nakapiripit District.

Country: Uganda
Language: English
Year: 2011

Country factsheet PfR Uganda - Napak district Uganda Informative sheet/Briefing document Cordaid download

Brief outline of PfR's intervention in Uganda containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in the Napak District.

Country: Uganda
Language: English
Year: 2011

Country factsheet PfR Uganda - Otuke region Uganda Informative sheet/Briefing document CARE download

Brief outline of PfR's intervention in Uganda containng key data about the area of the beneficiaries in the Otuke District.

Country: Uganda
Language: English
Year: 2011

CVCA: the handbook Global VCA and CVCA CARE download

The Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis (CVCA) methodology helps to understand the implications of climate change for the lives and livelihoods of the people we serve. By combining local knowledge with scientific data, the process builds people’s understanding about climate risks and adaptation strategies. The results provide a solid foundation for the identification of practical strategies to facilitate community-based adaptation to climate change.

The CVCA Handbook is designed to stimulate analysis and dialogue about climate change and human vulnerability. It uses guiding questions to examine factors at multiple levels using a variety of tools to gather information. It is designed to be flexible so that the learning process can be adapted to suit the needs of particular users.

The Handbook begins with a basic overview of key concepts and CARE’s approach to community-based adaptation. It then describes how to plan for and conduct a CVCA. This is followed by a detailed outline of the analytical framework, with suggestions for tools that can be used at different levels to answer the guiding questions. Finally, the Handbook provides suggestions for applying the results, using examples and short case studies.

Country: Global
Language: English
Year: 2009

Diversifying Agriculture for Community Resilience in Ethiopia Ethiopia Case study PfR Alliance download

The livelihoods of 25,000 vulnerable communities from Ebinat, South Gondar zone, Amhara and Gorogutu, East Hererghe zone, Oromia have been diversified following the introduction of improved food production and animal husbandry.

Country: Ethiopia
Language: English
Year: 2015

Diverting a River to Raise a Standard of Living Ethiopia Case study CARE , PfR Alliance download

The result of a needs assessment was that the Kedafage River could play a big role in addressing the farming challenges of the community. A project committee negotiated a fair distribution of water between the upstream and downstream villages based on the Watershed Study conducted by irrigation engineers.

Country: Ethiopia
Language: English
Year: 2015

Drip Irrigation Practices by Pastoralists in Miyo District, Ethiopia Ethiopia Case study PfR Alliance download

The idea of using small-scale drip irrigation came up after the implementation of a Participatory Disaster Risk Assessment (PDRA), and was proposed as a solution to get alternative food sources and income.

Country: Ethiopia
Language: English
Year: 2015

Efficient Stoves Change Women’s Life-style: the Case of Ebinat and Gorogutu Districts of Ethiopia Ethiopia Case study PfR Alliance download

A new technology is helping women in Ethiopia to cut their household chores and have more time for constructive activities like education and even breathing space for leisure. It is a technology of making efficient, cost effective  and environmental friendly stoves

Country: Ethiopia
Language: English
Year: 2015

Empowering Women, Building Family Resilience Ethiopia Case study CARE , PfR Alliance download

PfR identified four Peasant Associations (PAs) to implement a women’s economic empowerment project recognizing that empowering a woman would help reduce the vulnerability of her family during drought.

Country: Ethiopia
Language: English
Year: 2015

Ensablement a sobe: Les secrets de la fixation de dunes Mali Case study CARE , Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

Country: Mali
Language:
Year: 2015

Femme et maraîchage: Un mariage de bonheur Mali Case study CARE , Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

Country: Mali
Language: French
Year: 2015

Improved Flood Resistant Hut Uganda Case study Netherlands Red Cross, PfR Alliance download

In February 2008, URCS embarked on recovery programmes such as the shelter program of constructing flood resistant huts to help resettle the displaced families because of the severe floodings of 2007.

Country: Uganda
Language: English
Year: 2010

Improving Community Livelihoods Through Soil and Water Conservation Ethiopia Case study PfR Alliance download

Communities in Ebinat district, located within South Gondar zone, Amhara region in Northern Ethiopia have diversified their economic livelihoods through soil and water conservation efforts. They have spearheaded the restoration of the ecosystem to increase their communities’ resilience to weather-related hazards.

Country: Ethiopia
Language: English
Year: 2015

Inondations: Simina sauvé des eaux Mali Case study CARE , PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

Country: Mali
Language: French
Year: 2015

Irrigation improves livelihoods of agro-pastoralist community Ethiopia Case study PfR Alliance download

Today, irrigation has also increased the local community’s agriculture-based income generating activities.

 

Country: Ethiopia
Language: English
Year: 2015

Kenya Case studies - collection Kenya Case study CARE , Cordaid, Netherlands Red Cross, PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

Country: Kenya
Language: English
Year: 2015

Livelihood Diversification in Biliko Kenya Informative sheet/Briefing document Netherlands Red Cross download

Country: Kenya
Language: English
Year: 2013

Manual of Tools: Participatory risk assessment in PfR India India VCA and CVCA Netherlands Red Cross, PfR Alliance, Wetlands International download

The Partners for Resilience Project aims at strengthening the capacities of communities who are vulnerable due to increasing disaster risk, climate change and ecosystem degradation.
Participatory Risk Assessment is the first step towards designing interventions for reducing the vulnerability and enhancing capacities of target communities. The tool pack is therefore designed in three broad sections. The first section provides a context to the risk assessment through an understanding of the profile of the village, its inhabitants and resources. Tools that are included in this section are:

Country: India
Language: English
Year: 2012

Mid term review for PfR India 2013 - capturing main outcomes India Monitoring & Evaluation report Netherlands Red Cross, PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

The Partners for Resilience programme is a collaboration of five Netherlands-based humanitarian, development and environmental organisations, working together in nine countries through their national and local partners to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities through a combined approach combining Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Eco-system Management and Restoration (EMR). The programme has a five year time frame, from 2011 until the end of 2015.

In 2013, halfway into this period, a series of Review meetings have been organised in the respective countries, together with the Country Teams, visiting members of PfR’s Programme Working Group, and other involved staff from the alliance members. This report presents the main findings from the work made in PfR India, as well as some main conclusions of the observed status and challenges. It is intended to feed discussion that will set-out the priorities for the second half of the programme in the country.

Country: India
Language: English
Year: 2013

Mid-term review for PfR Ethiopia 2013 Ethiopia Monitoring & Evaluation report CARE , Cordaid, Netherlands Red Cross, PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

The Partners for Resilience programme is a collaboration of five Netherlands-based humanitarian, development and environmental organisations, working together in nine countries through their national and local partners to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities through a combined approach combining Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Eco-system Management and Restoration (EMR). The programme has a five year time frame, from 2011 until the end of 2015. 

In 2013, halfway into this period, a series of Review meetings have been organised in the respective countries, together with the Country Teams, visiting members of PfR’s Programme Working Group, and other involved staff from the alliance members. This report presents the main findings from the work made in PfR Ethiopia, as well as some main conclusions of the observed status and challenges. It is intended to feed discussion that will set-out the priorities for the second half of the programme in the country.

Country: Ethiopia
Language: English
Year: 2013

Midterm review - visita de reconocimiento en PfR Guatemala 2013 Guatemala Monitoring & Evaluation report CARE , Cordaid, Netherlands Red Cross, PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

The Partners for Resilience programme is a collaboration of five Netherlands-based humanitarian, development and environmental organisations, working together in nine countries through their national and local partners to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities through a combined approach combining Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Eco-system Management and Restoration (EMR). The programme has a five year time frame, from 2011 until the end of 2015. 

In 2013, halfway into this period, a series of Review meetings have been organised in the respective countries, together with the Country Teams, visiting members of PfR’s Programme Working Group, and other involved staff from the alliance members. This report presents the main findings from the work made in PfR Guatemala, as well as some main conclusions of the observed status and challenges. It is intended to feed discussion that will set-out the priorities for the second half of the programme in the country.

Country: Guatemala
Language: Spanish
Year: 2013

Minimum Standards for local climate smart Disaster Risk Reduction – enabling integration of local capacities intonational climate adaptation strategies Global Informative sheet/Briefing document Netherlands Red Cross, Red Cross Climate Centre download

This policy brief explores how local disaster risk reduction (DRR) can go beyond business ‐as‐usual to become “climate smart”, and in the process make a significant contribution to adapting to climate change.

There is a need to identify what is the minimum that communities should do to ensure DRR activities are climate smart, and how governments and civil society can create an enabling environment to support and scale‐up those efforts.

With this in mind, the Minimum Standards for local climate‐smart disaster risk reduction were developed as a practical checklist to help local community leaders and DRR practitioners ensure their risk reduction efforts are climate‐smart and contribute to climate change adaptation, meaning that these efforts consider
the future risk patterns induced by a changing climate, often including rising uncertainties. The Minimum Standards are not idealized solutions but rather practical approaches to implement DRR activities in a way that is achievable by communities with relatively limited external support.

Country: Global
Language: English
Year: 2012

Newsletter PfR GLOBAL April 2012 Ethiopia, Global, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Nicaragua, Philippines, Uganda Newsletter/Articles of interest CARE , Cordaid, Netherlands Red Cross, PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

Summary of the most relevant events of PfR global during 2012:

- Unpacking Resilience in a resilience workshop in The Hague

- Special report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Weather Events (SREX)

- IRI/Climate Centre seasonal forecast for April–June is out

- Exciting PfR spin-off with CDKN Asia

- A new game experience in Nicaragua

- Participatory Video (PV) training in Katakwim Uganda

- A new round of PfR summer internships 2012

- New report from Global Humanitarian Assistance offers new insights in humanitarian aid and DRR

- Initiation of bio-rights in Guatemala

- Seeking the linkages in Guatemala

- Communicating the PfR approach through music in Kenya

- Community Based Adaptation Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam

- Annual PfR review and planning in the Philippines

- Indian PfR partners produced video on role of integrated water management

 

Country: Ethiopia, Global, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Nicaragua, Philippines, Uganda
Language: English
Year: 2012

Newsletter PfR GLOBAL from July 2012 Ethiopia, Global, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Nicaragua, Philippines, Uganda Newsletter/Articles of interest CARE , Cordaid, Netherlands Red Cross, PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

Summary of the most relevant events of PfR global from July 2012 onwards:

“We too can speak!” A Case Story from PfR programme Bihar, India

- A Micro River Basin Management Plan in Nuahalá, Guatemala

- Global Learning from Participatory Rural Appraisals

- Lights, Camera, Action: Games on video in Nicaragua.

- South South Citizenry Based Development Academy in Kupang, Indonesia.

- Planting mangroves, inspiration from the story of Baba Akong

- IRI/Climate Centre seasonal forecast for July is out

- A participatory video training experience in the Philippines

- PfR launch event in Isiolo, Kenya

- A story of change in Burat, Kenya

Country: Ethiopia, Global, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Nicaragua, Philippines, Uganda
Language: English
Year: 2012

Newsletter PfR GLOBAL from June 2014 Ethiopia, Global, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Nicaragua, Philippines, Uganda Newsletter/Articles of interest CARE , Cordaid, Netherlands Red Cross, PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

Summary of the most relevant events of PfR global during the first semester of 2014:

- Diploma programparticipants spreading environmental knowledge in Madriz, Nicaragua
- Creating sustainable employment opportunities for mountain residents in Nicaragua
- Farming redeems vulnerable households from water availability in Merti, Kenya
- Training of communities in contingency planning in Mopti, Mali
-PfR Philippines team participates in games development workshop
- Inter-institutional coordination in the municipality of El Estor, Guatemala
- Academic high-level forum in Guatemala
- Community initiated rangeland reclamation in Ethiopia
- Women self-help groups among pastoralists in Ethiopia
- Understanding climate change through climate games in India 
- Radio talk show to support knowledge and information sharing in Sikka, Indonesia
- Eco-criteria now available in 4 languages
- Global learning: PfR writeshops in South-East Asia and Latin America
- Partners for Resilience active role during the regional platform for disaster risk reduction in Guayaquil, Ecuador
- Publications and updates

Country: Ethiopia, Global, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Nicaragua, Philippines, Uganda
Language: English
Year: 2014

Newsletter PfR GLOBAL July 2013 Ethiopia, Global, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Nicaragua, Philippines, Uganda Newsletter/Articles of interest CARE , Cordaid, Netherlands Red Cross, PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

Summary of the most relevant events of PfR global during the first semester of 2013:

- Policy dialogue in Mopti, Mali 
- Empowering women through livelihood diversification in Ethiopia 
- Rehabilitation of degraded hills, cleaner cooking and improved water supply in Ethiopia
- Setting up a local roundtable on climate change in El Estor, Guatemala 
- Reducing disaster risk through the bio-rights approach in Sololá, Guatemala
- Documenting lessons learnt in a writeshop in Indonesia 
- Investments in mangrove rehabilitation in North Ende, Indonesia 
- Risk reduction lessons prove useful in PfR villages in India 
- Risk reduction plans supported by PfR become tool for fundraising in Bihar, India 
- A regional forum on coffee and climate change, Nicaragua 
- Capturing local and indigenous knowledge in Nicaragua 
- PfR partners initiate regional platform for stakeholders around Ewaso Nyiro River Basin, Kenya
- Women inclusion for food security in Isiolo, Kenya 
- Wetlands demarcation to reduce the risk on floods in Uganda 
- Building strong community organizations for sustainability in Uganda 
- Helping others to be better prepared in the Philippines
- Partners for Resilience present at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, Geneva, Switzerland.
- New IFRC community based early warning guidance stresses ‘timescales’ 
- New PfR leaflet published: “Putting Community Resilience into Practice” 
- Revised training manual Cordaid on community managed disaster risk reduction 
- Partners for Resilience global facebook group online

Country: Ethiopia, Global, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Nicaragua, Philippines, Uganda
Language: English
Year: 2013

Newsletter PfR GLOBAL March 2013 Ethiopia, Global, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Nicaragua, Philippines, Uganda Newsletter/Articles of interest CARE , Cordaid, Netherlands Red Cross, PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

Summary of the most relevant events fromPfR global during 2013:

Community Drill in Surigao del Norte, Philippines

- Disaster risk workshop using a regional approach, Philippines

- Bonanza of a Celebration for IDDR ’12 in Somoto, Nicaragua

- Minimum Standards for local climate-smart Disaster Risk Reduction

- Training of villagers in Mapti, Mali

- Realisation of two participatory videos, Mali

- IRI/Climate Centre seasonal forecast for March is out

- Outcome Mapping training, Ethiopia

- Climate Centre organized the ‘Development and Climate (D&C) Days

- Economic and ecologic incentives to the fishpond, Indonesia

- Saving the Apwot Wetland, Uganda

- Obstacles and opportunities for an integrated approach, Uganda

- Harmonising VCA and PDRA, Kenya

- Water Trapping for Vegetable Fields in a Dry Land in Nynsaen, Indonesia

- National Forum in Antigua, Guatemala for a holistic DRR approach

- Restoring river and sea connectivity to reduce rising disasters risks in India

- Formation of a watershed management plan in Nicaragua.

- Updates from the Climate Centre

Country: Ethiopia, Global, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Nicaragua, Philippines, Uganda
Language: English
Year: 2012

Newsletter PFR GLOBAL November 2013 Ethiopia, Global, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Nicaragua, Philippines, Uganda Newsletter/Articles of interest CARE , Cordaid, Netherlands Red Cross, PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

Topics of interest from this PfR publication in November 2013:

- Agricultural field school in Indonesia, adding new flavours to local habits

- When the strength of advocacy meets sustainability in Indonesia

- Eating sorghum in Indonesia: remembering who we are

- Embassy and Mali government officials eye-witness results of PfR Mali

- Advances in mitigation projects in El Estor, Izabal, Guatemala

- An inter-organizational strategic agenda in Guatemala: a model for collaboration

- Academic training course for river management in Nicaragua

- Strengthening institutional resilience through a practical exercise in Somoto, Madriz, Nicaragua

- Participants in Camel Caravan in Kenya urge to unite for the plight of Ewaso Nyiro river

- Community resilience in the Philippines means ‘speaking about the long term”

- PfR partners and Met agency PAGSAS in the Philippines spearhead flood-warning system set-up

- PfR partners and Met agency PAGSAS in the Philippines spearhead flood-warning system set-up

- Second PfR Global conference: “Integration: our promise, our legacy, our future”

- Super typhoon Haiyan: the climate connection

- Seasonal forecast from RCCC and IRI

- PfR partners present at COP 19 in Warsaw, Poland

- Updated minimum standards for climate-smart risk reduction

Country: Ethiopia, Global, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Nicaragua, Philippines, Uganda
Language: English
Year: 2013

Nyangatom Multipurpose Cooperative Society proves instrumental in drought preparedness and emergency response Ethiopia Case study PfR Alliance download

Action For Development (AFD) in collaboration with relevant Woreda government offices and the participation of community representatives, conducted a Participatory Disaster Risk Assessment (PDRA) in eight Kebeles selected for intervention. Following the assessment, AFD, with financial support from Partners for Resilience (PfR), started implementing a five-year project in 2011. The project that was implemented in eight prioritized Kebeles of Nyangatom Woreda is known as Nyangatom Grassroots Disaster Risk Reduction Enhancement Initiatives. It aimed to enhance the resilience capacity of the pastoral communities and contribute to their sustainable economic development.

 

Country: Ethiopia
Language: English
Year: 2015

Partners for resilience - A new vision for community resilience Global Guidelines PfR Alliance download

Strengthening resilience is increasingly recognised as the key to breaking this cycle. Current efforts to reduce risk or adapt to climate change are planned in separate sectors and add up to less than the sum of their parts. In addition, there is often a lack of engagement at the local level, where the disasters hit hardest and some of the most effective interventions to reduce risk could be made. Partners for Resilience (PfR) has recognised the need to change course, urgently. In the first-ever large-scale programme of its kind, we bring together our expertise in a truly holistic manner.

Country: Global
Language: English
Year: 2012

Partners for resilience: A new partnership for resilience Global Informative sheet/Briefing document PfR Alliance download

Country: Global
Language: English
Year: 2011

Partners for resilience: Putting community resilience into practice Global Case study PfR Alliance download

Partners for Resilience (PfR) is a collaboration of CARE Nederland, Cordaid, the Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC), the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre, Wetlands International and 30 civil society partners in the global South. It is one of the biggest programmes of its kind in the world, working on ecosystem-based and climate-smart disaster risk reduction (DRR) in nine countries (see map below), reaching more than 400,000 people.

As the programme is now at its halfway point, a wealth of initial successes and
lessons learnt have been identified. Based on the PfR resilience vision of eight key principles, the partners have now gathered case studies that illustrate how this is currently being translated into practice.

Country: Global
Language: English
Year: 2013

Pasture for the Year: Ready to Face Drought Ethiopia Case study CARE , PfR Alliance download

Kilintina Derseda is a small drought-prone village in Dewe district of Afar Regional State where Support for Sustainable Development (SSD), with the backing of CARE Ethiopia, implements the Partners for Resilience (PfR) Program. 

Country: Ethiopia
Language: English
Year: 2015

PDRA snapshot Magepanda village Indonesia VCA and CVCA download

The purpose of PDRA was to assess hazard risk, vulnerability and capacity in participative way. It aimed to facilitate community to identify and assess issues that community is facing and to identify potential of the community in order to find solution for their problem. The activities were attended by 201 participants. The recommendations for Magepanda village are provided at the end of the document.

Country: Indonesia
Language: English
Year:

PDRA Snapshot Renggaresi village Indonesia VCA and CVCA PfR Alliance download

The purpose of PDRA was to assess hazard risk, vulnerability and capacity in participative way. It aimed to facilitate community to identify and assess issues that community is facing and to identify potential of the community in order to find solution for their problem. The activities were attended by 287 participants. The recommendations for Renggaresi village are provided at the end of the document.

Country: Indonesia
Language: English
Year: 2012

PfR - Partcipatory Risk Assessment Training material PfR Alliance download

The Partners for Resilience Project aims at strengthening the capacities of communities who are vulnerable due to increasing disaster risk, climate change and ecosystem degradation.

Participatory Risk Assessment (PRA) is the first step towards designing interventions for reducing the vulnerability and enhancing capacities of target communities.

 This manual explains in detail the tool for PRA which consists of three sections: 1) context analysis 2) hazard and vulnerability assessment 3) risk reduction plan. Three sections entail 6 steps in total which are thoroughly described in this paper.

Country:
Language: English
Year:

Plan of action from Partners for Resilience global for 2012 Global Reporting document/Planning , PfR Alliance download

During the second of the Partners for Resilience programme, much emphasis was made on joint planning, exploring synergies, and providing training to other PfR partners to explore commonalities and address differences in approaches – building on the partners’ prior engagement in the exploration and formulation of PfR at country level in 2009 and 2010.

This document presents on-the-ground activities at the global level, as well as the expenditures related to such. The learning agenda is also introduced.

Country: Global
Language: English
Year: 2012

Planning from PfR Global for 2013 Global, Reporting document/Planning , PfR Alliance download

In 2013 the country programmes of Partners for Resilience moved towards achieving the set aims of strengthening resilience of local communities.

This Planning 2013 document presents the activities of PfR in 2013 in the nine countries plus the activities at a global level in support of these country activities and the programme as a whole. The chapters provide general information per strategic outcome, plus a more detailed overview for each
country per output level. Also the report presents a financial overview of the PfR budget for 2013.

Country: Global,
Language: English
Year: 2013

Policy Advocacy in Partners for Resilience- Reflections from Kenya Kenya Lobbying and advocacy document PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre download

This paper is the result of a desk review of the policy advocacy component in the Climate-Proof Disaster Risk Reduction programme in Kenya. Within the policy advocacy component (intervention area 3: Advocacy of CBOs/CSOs on government institutions) the review had a special focus on the Lobbying and policy dialogue activity.

The following is a collection of reflections of how the Partners for Resilience (PfR) can approach policy advocacy and develop and implement a strategic action plan for lobbying. While the reflections are generalised to be applicable on a broader scale, examples from the Kenyan context are provided for clarification.

Country: Kenya
Language: English
Year: 2012

Poster PfR 2011-2015 Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda Informative sheet/Briefing document PfR Alliance download

The poster that has been procuded and displayed at the PfR Global Conference in The Hague, October 2015.

Country: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda
Language: English
Year: 2015

Poster PfR 2011-2015 Indonesia, Philippines and India India, Indonesia, Philippines Informative sheet/Briefing document PfR Alliance download

This poster was produced for and displayed at the PfR Global Conference in The Hague, October 2015. General details about PfR in Indonesia, Phillipines and India, as well as more specific case information is represented. 

Country: India, Indonesia, Philippines
Language: English
Year: 2015

Poster PfR 2011-2015 Mali, Guatemala and Nicaragua Guatemala, Mali, Nicaragua Informative sheet/Briefing document PfR Alliance download

This poster was produced for and displayed at the PfR Global Conference in The Hague, October 2015. General details about PfR in Mali, Guatemala and Nicaragua, as well as more specific case information is represented. 

Country: Guatemala, Mali, Nicaragua
Language: English
Year: 2015

Prevention et gestion des catastrophes Mali Case study CARE , Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

Démarche participative d’élaboration et de mise en œuvre du plan de contingence communautaire

Country: Mali
Language: French
Year: 2015

Review of Climate-­Proof Disaster Risk Reduction Programme in Kenya, PfR Kenya Intern report/Academic paper PfR Alliance download

This review has been conducted with the aim of supporting the policy advocacy activities in the Climate-Proof Disaster Risk Reduction programme (CPDRRP) carried out by Partners for Resilience – Kenya (PfR-K). Through in-depth studies of programme documents and stakeholder interviews the achievements and progress in policy advocacy activities are documented.

Also, recommendations for the further policy work of PfR-K are provided including

a) developing a detailed advocacy activity plan with clear responsibilities,deadlines and commitments,

b) nurturing and developing relations to key actors in relevant line ministries, and

c) ensuring sustainability of advocacy efforts by engaging implementing partners in policy advocacy at national level and institutionalising policy advocacy into the organizational practices and procedures.

Country: Kenya
Language: English
Year: 2012

Review of Partners for Resilience, Kenya. Intern report Kenya Intern report/Academic paper PfR Alliance download

The aim of this review is to study the alliance Partners for Resilience – Kenya (PfR-K), and document the experiences of the six partnering organisations. The review has focused on structure, roles and responsibilities, coordination/communication as well as challenges, achievements and lessons learned by the partners.

Country: Kenya
Language: English
Year: 2012

Risk and Resilience, Socio-ecological systems perspective India Powerpoint Presentation/Audiovisual material Wetlands International download

A presentation on risk, its relationship with ecological contexts and response to it. Resilience is adressed as well. Further, the presentation discusses three case studies:

Loktak Lake in Manipur

Chilika Lake in Orissa

Wetlands Water Management in Bihar

Country: India
Language: English
Year: 2012

Risk mapping and vulnerability assessment under the PfR climate -proof DRR in Otuke District VCA and CVCA CARE download

Climate change in Uganda is evidenced by rising temperatures and glacial melting, and an increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events such as droughts, floods and landslides. In consideration of the above, CARE has been implementing three year Global Water Initiative project (GWI) in arid mid Northern Uganda (Lango sub region-Lira district; 2007 to 2010) with higher vulnerability to water related shocks.

The overall purpose of the task is to conduct a comprehensive contextual analysis of climate change related hazards and their implications on livelihoods of the affected populations in Otuke District so as to generate information report for informing the CARE-PFR project design to reach the target area.

Country:
Language: English
Year: 2011

Saving for Improved Life Saves Eco-System Ethiopia Case study PfR Alliance download

 As part of the Partner for Resilience Program (PfR), for this Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) project, the community itself identified its problems and proposed solutions to the adverse situation.
One of the main solutions identified to stop further deterioration the environment was moving them away from charcoal production and promoting new income sources by establishing a Saving Internal Lending Community (SILC) project to help initiate new income generating activities (IGA) for members of the community.

 

Country: Ethiopia
Language: English
Year: 2015

Seasanol Forecast for East-Africa & the possible consequences of El Nino Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda Intern report/Academic paper Red Cross Climate Centre download

This document is a brief technical update on the seasonal rainfall forecast for the East Africa Region, the status of El Niño and its possible flood impacts.

Country: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda
Language: English
Year: 2014

Strengthening Community-based Early Warning Systems through a multi-sectoral platform Ethiopia Case study PfR Alliance download

Communities in Dire Dawa Administration, Eastern Ethiopia, have reduced their vulnerability to weather-related hazards following the integration of indigenous and conventional knowledge on Early Warning Systems through a joint multi-sectoral platform.

Country: Ethiopia
Language: English
Year: 2015

Strengthening resilience through livelihood improvements and diversification Intern report/Academic paper Red Cross Climate Centre download

The report seeks to highlight the livelihood challenges that communities in the Partners For Resilience (PfR) programme area face, and  give recommendations on how URCS can  support the communities in improving and diversifying their livelihoods.

The purpose of this report is to support the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) in the implementation of the Partners for Resilience (PfR) programme Climate - Proof Disaster Risk Reduction (CPDRR). The report focuses on the livelihood challenges of the communities in Apoi and Akokoro parishes, and how URCS can support the communities in improving and diversifying their livelihoods based on their own aspirations, the institutional and legislative framework as well as ecosystem and climate change aspects, with the overall aim of reducing risk of disasters.

Country:
Language:
Year: 2013

Successful Tree-Planting Experiment in School Environment: The Case of Yeka Wacho and Worgaja Primary Schools in Ethiopia Ethiopia Case study Netherlands Red Cross download

The main objectives of the project were to strengthen the clubs through training, supply of materials and supporting activities to change the school compounds and landscape. In addition, the project supported teachers and parents to appreciate the benefits of restoring denuded surrounding environment. 

Country: Ethiopia
Language:
Year: 2015

Technical Progress Report, Indonesia 2011 Indonesia Reporting document/Planning Wetlands International download

This narrative report provides information on the activities have been carried out by Wetlands International – Indonesia Programme (WIIP) under the umbrella of Partners for Resilience (PfR) during the period of January 1st to December 31st 2011.

Country: Indonesia
Language: English
Year: 2011

TOOLS FOR COMMUNITY RISK. How to integrate: CCA and EMR Philippines Guidelines CARE , Netherlands Red Cross download

The Partners for Resilience (PfR) program aims at strengthening the resilience of communities to deal with increased disaster risk, effects of climate change and environmental degradation. Understanding the factors that contribute to vulnerabilities in communities is a prerequisite for designing and implementing more effective and sustainable adaptation policies.

The community risk assessment practice plays a key role in this. In this document a number of assessment  tools have been selected on the basis of their compatibility with the core objectives of the PfR program, and the selected tools have been refined to incorporate elements of each of the partners’ approaches in order to create a more harmonized set of tools for review by the PfR community.

The harmonized risk assessment tools also bring together Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Climate Change (CC) and Environmental Management and Restoration (EMR) elements to create a single, holistic approach to community risk reduction.

Country: Philippines
Language:
Year: 2011

TRAINING COMMITTEE MEMBERS of PREVENTION AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT ON THE MANAGEMENT OF RAIN GAUGES Mali Training material PfR Alliance download

The objectives were as follows :

1) Improve the knowledge of the committee members of Prevention and Disaster Management (PDM) on the management rain gauges

2) Orient the committee members of PDM on the use of agro-meteorological information

3) Train  the committee members of PDM on the analysis and use of data collected for the planning

 

Country: Mali
Language: English
Year: 2012

Training report on civil society, Mali Mali Training material Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

Partners of Resilience are implementing a project in 5 communities in the Niger delta. The training was organized at the beginning of the project and took place from 9 to 11 November at the training centre in Mopti. The general objective was to improve and to develop the capacities of the CSO's in order to ensure efficiency of the implemented actions in DRR/CCA/EMR.

Country: Mali
Language: French
Year: 2011

Training workshop on integrating CCA/EMR into DRR approaches for PfR partners in Uganda Uganda Training material PfR Alliance download

Country: Uganda
Language: English
Year: 2012

Trainnig on DisasterPreparedness and Contingency Planning , Philippines Training material CARE download

ThismManual was originally published in Filipino in 2009, bearing the title Pagsasanay sa Disaster Preparedness at Contingency Planning. Over three years of practical experience later, frameworks, approaches and concepts have clarified and evolved. Tools and learning methodologies have vastly improved. These developments required that Pagsasanay be updated. An updated Pagsasanay would feature the addition of sessions on climate change adaptation and ecosystem management and restoration. This is in recognition of present realities – that disasters are becoming more frequent and more destructive because of climate change and environmental degradation. This is an English translation of the manual which is developed from experience and collaboration amongst high-risk communities and local authorities.

Country: , Philippines
Language: English
Year: 2012

Uganda Case studies - collection Uganda Case study CARE , Cordaid, Netherlands Red Cross, PfR Alliance, Red Cross Climate Centre, Wetlands International download

Country: Uganda
Language: English
Year: 2015

VCA from PfR Nicaragua - Castillito comunity Nicaragua VCA and CVCA Netherlands Red Cross download

Para hablar de desarrollo comunitario, y permitir que este proceso sea sostenible se hace necesario que la población pueda crear y vivir en ambientes seguros y con mayor estabilidad, lo que no puede ser posible cuando existen condiciones que generen amenazas y vulnerabilidades que atentan contra este proceso. Por lo tanto, se requiere realizar y estudiar los escenarios de riesgo, conocer y entender las tradiciones y costumbres de la comunidad, identificar sus medios de vida, el manejo de sus ecosistemas
y su percepción del cambio climático, y de esta forma poder transformar sus
vulnerabilidades en medidas y acciones para salvaguardar y proteger la vida de las personas expuestas a amenazas naturales.


De cara a esta realidad, Cruz Roja Nicaragüense a través del Programa de Gestión de Riesgos de Desastres ante el Cambio Climático implementado por la Alianza por la Resiliencia (PfR), financiado por el Gobierno de Holanda, y apoyado técnicamente por la Cruz Roja Holandesa, el Centro del Clima en Holanda, CARE, Wetlands International y Cordaid se ha propuesto trabajar en la comunidad rural de El Castillito y con su población, para facilitar un proceso de ANALISIS DE VULNERABILIDADES Y CAPACIDADES (AVC).

Country: Nicaragua
Language: Spanish
Year: 2012

VCA PfR Nicaragua 2012 - Análisis de Vulnerabilidades y Capacidades Comunidad Buena Vista Nicaragua VCA and CVCA Netherlands Red Cross download

-Document in Spanish-

In Nicaragua, there are visible consequences from Climate Change such as: Increasing the average temperature, decrease in average annual rainfall, more intense rainfall, longer Drought and more frequent and stronger hurricanes. 

These changes in climate may have impacts such as:  increased  risk  of  droughts, floods, landslides, hurricane, descontrol of the rainy season, loss of crops, Heat Waves as well as new disease vectors and new risk scenarios.

The need to survive for the residents of the Buena Vista community has forced them to explore a diversification of their livelihoods. From its early beginnings, its inhabitants have engaged in agriculture, specifically in the production of corn and beans. This activity in the past it was easier to perform it because there was no presence of pests and diseases that attacked the crops and the land was much more fertile therefore applying any fertilizers or agrochemicals was not necessary synthetic.

Country: Nicaragua
Language: Spanish
Year: 2012

VCA Report 2008, Ethiopia, Sidama zone, Boricha woreda Ethiopia VCA and CVCA Netherlands Red Cross download

The team of 7 people from ERCS and Borcha BAaRD assesses in this report the situation in the Boricha woreda. It describes local capacities and socio-economic conditions on the basis of four kebeles and provides recommendations on water, health and education.

Boricha woreda consists of 42 kebeles and is characterized by high temperature and low rainfall. Most of the areas are covered by low or limited vegetation, the area is also characterized by land degradation and rugged land which makes it vulnerable to high erosion. Deforestation becomes a common phenomenon in fact with no natural conservation practices. The population of the woreda is increasing which leads to decrease in farmland and deforestation. In 2000 the woreda suffered the most severe drought which led to the spread of malaria. Such diseases as meningitis, TB and water-borne diseases are also frequent.

 

Country: Ethiopia
Language: English
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