The Huairou Commission’s (HC) Community Resilience Fund (CRF) channels resources to organized groups of women in poor, rural and urban hazard-prone settlements, enabling them to mobilize collaborative resilience practices that reduce community vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change. The CRF partners with grassroots women’s organizations, women farmers, producer cooperatives, savings and credit groups, and informal settlement associations in 21 countries. These organizations have used CRF to:
Enable grassroots women to take public leadership in identifying and addressing climate, disaster and other risks
Collaborate with local governments to leverage resources, and
Sustain and scale up grassroots-led resilience-building eff
The CRF is also a platform for demonstrating the innovations and expertise of grassroots women’s groups, attracting greater public recognition and support for their roles in addressing climate change and development challenges.