Resilience

We define community resilience as: “a community’s capacity to organize itself in order to reduce the impacts of natural hazards and climate change by protecting resources such as lives, homes, livelihoods, assets, services and infrastructure. It includes a community’s capacities to advance development processes, social networks and institutional partnerships that strengthen its ability to anticipate, cope with, resist and recover from disaster.”

Through our Community Resilience campaign, the Huairou Commission works with 29 organizations across 21 countries. Our Community Resilience Fund directly reaches 1,156 communities.

Our Movement Building Approach to Community Resilience 

Our “Resilience diamond” represents our holistic approach to community resilience based on movement building. Members of our campaign work in partnership to holistically build the capacities of their communities to respond to natural disasters and adapt to climate change through these four integrated objectives.


 

Vision 

The Community Resilience campaign envisions a holistic, pro-active approach to reducing vulnerabilities to poverty, disasters and climate change, in which organized groups of grassroots women frame resilience in their own terms as improving housing, basic services, food security, livelihoods and protecting the natural environment.

 

Goal

The Huairou Commission's Community Resilience campaign aims to empower grassroots women's networks to gain the support of partners, local authorities, national governments, donors and academics to bring their priorities and practices to the forefront of policy and programming in order to reduce vulnerabilities to disasters, climate change and poverty.

 

Objectives

  • The Huairou Commission's Community Resilience campaign aims to empower grassroots women's networks to gain the support of partners, local authorities, national governments, donors and academics to bring their priorities and practices to the forefront of policy and programming in order to reduce vulnerabilities to disasters, climate change and poverty.
  • Link grassroots women's groups within and across countries to create platforms for learning and advocacy
  • Channel funds directly to community based organization and women's groups in at-risk communities to support them in initiating and scaling up effective DRR and Climate Change Adaptation strategies to locally identified risks and vulnerabilities
  • Develop collaborative partnerships with networks of local, national and regional authorities to lift up grassroots women's practices and streamline them into funded programs
  • Position grassroots women as expert practitioners to claim recognition and resources in policy venues and UN events

List of Participating Groups in the Huairou Commission Resilience Campaign

Asia (Scope: 264 communities; 6 Organizations)

  1. Damayan ng Maralitang Pilipinong Api (DAMPA) - Philippines
  2. Centre for Promotion of Quality of Life (Life Centre) – Vietnam
  3. Lumanti Support Group for Shelter (Lumanti) – Nepal
  4. Participatory Development Action Program (PDAP) – Bangladesh
  5. Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP) – India
  6. YAKKUM Emergency Unit (YEU) – Indonesia

Africa (Scope: 809 communities; 15 Organizations)

  1. GROOTS Kenya – Kenya
  2. Gatundu (GK) – Kenya
  3. Shibuye Community Health Workers (GK) – Kenya
  4. LIKII HIV/AIDS Homebased Care (GK) – Kenya
  5. Grassroots Sisterhood Foundation – Ghana
  6. Slum Women’s Initiative for Development (SWID) – Uganda
  7. Katuba Women’s Association – Zambia
  8. Kawempe Home Based Care – Uganda
  9. FTMV – Madagascar
  10. Maasai Women’s Development Organization (MWEDO) – Tanzania
  11. Ntengwe for Community Development – Zimbabwe
  12. Ray of Hope Zimbabwe (ROHZ) – Zimbabwe
  13. Seke Rural Home Based Care (Seke) – Zimbabwe
  14. Zimbabwe Homeless and Poor People’s Federation – Zimbabwe
  15. Zimbabwe Parents of Handicapped Children – Zimbabwe

Latin America & the Caribbean (Scope: 83 communities; 8 Organizations)

  1. WAGUCHA – Honduras
  2. Fundacion Guantemala (FUNGUA) – Guantemala
  3. GROOTS Peru – Peru
  4. Construction Resource and Development Center (CRDC)/GROOTS Jamaica – Jamaica
  5. Unión de Cooperativas de Mujeres Productoras Las Brumas (Las Brumas) – Nicaragua
  6. Luna Creciente – Ecuador
  7. Espaҫo Feminista – Brazil
  8. Rosa de Montaña – Venezuela

 

What is Resilience

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