Browse by Theme: Resilience

This policy brief analyses how Syrian women have adopted new livelihood strategies, new ways of accessing education, and new gender roles; and makes recommendations for how donors, as well as humanitarian and development agencies, should promote women’s leadership in humanitarian and early recovery responses, supporting a platform for Syrian women to define their own priorities, shape the support they receive, and make decisions for themselves and their dependents.

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Gender inequality is a major driver of poverty and a major obstacle to sustainable development. It’s also a key determinant of exposure to climate change risk: women and girls are more vulnerable to climate change impacts. So if we want to reduce this risk, reduce poverty, and promote sustainable development, adaptation projects and programmes must not only address gender-based vulnerability – they must seek to be gender transformative. What can we learn from good practice examples of programmes where gender equality outcomes have been sought and secured?

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This paper seeks to summarise the best approaches for designing, implementing, and monitoring Integrated Conservation and Development Projects. It provides an annotated bibliography for field practitioners and technical advisors whose projects utilise diverse interventions to achieve sustainable development goals.

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Disasters have strongly increased in both frequency and impact, with climate change as one of the main contributors to more extreme, frequent, and unpredictable weather. This report highlights how the implementation of an Integrated Risk Management approach leads to social transformation and more resilient communities that are well prepared to deal with a diversity of shocks and challenges.

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Climate change is leading to more regular, and more catastrophic, risks for people living in poor and vulnerable communities. Is insurance the way forward to help people manage these risks? And how viable is it for people in poor households? CARE’s recently published review, Insuring for a changing climate, provides some useful lessons and discussion points.

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The impact of climate change is already having devastating effects on lives and livelihoods. Planning and programming to strengthen climate resilience is now commonplace in development interventions. As part of a set of disaster risk financing tools, insurance schemes are being championed as a way to finance the mitigation of negative effects that extreme weather events can have on individuals, households, communities, and countries.

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In late November 2018, Saigon was submerged by Typhoon Usagi – officially the 'longest and heaviest rainfall ever recorded in Saigon history'. Tim Bishop, who lives in Saigon and works for CARE, writes about the initiatives of the TUKLAS Labs in providing solutions for communities to build disaster preparedness and resilience. 

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