Resilience: A Step Beyond Disaster Risk Reduction
The increasing frequency and intensity of disasters and humanitarian crises and its resulting suffering and losses represents a major threat to long term development, growth and poverty reduction, in particular in the poorest and developing countries. We can help people, households, communities and governments to better withstand increasing shocks and stresses. In other words, help them strengthen their resilience.
Resilience is a word that we hear more and more, but what is resilience? What does resilience add to existing disaster risk reduction (DRR) interventions? In this document you will find elements that address these questions and essential actions from the resilience building process.
Resilience is multi-hazard, multi-sectorial, multi-partner and multi-level
Participatory approach is essential
Resilience integrates Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation and poverty reduction.