Knowledge Matters: Experiences and learning from Community Resilience

Knowledge Matters: Experiences and learning from Community Resilience

08 December 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of Knowledge Matters. This edition focuses on Concern’s experience in building the resilience of vulnerable people across some of our most challenging programme contexts.

Issue editor, Kate Golden expains what underpins this edition of Knowledge Matters:

Building community resilience is central to Concern’s core mission to save lives and end extreme poverty, and we have committed to scale up our community resilience programming significantly by 2020. To do this, we have had to more clearly define what Concern means by community resilience, decide where we will focus our efforts, and identify what learning we can build on and share.

The issue starts with an overview of how Concern Understands Community Resilience and goes on to share learning emerging from our programmes across the drylands of the Sahel and East Africa including Chad, Sudan, Niger, Kenya and Somalia as well as the more flood and earthquake-affected areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan. It shares new programme models and tools being used by Concern such as the Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition Surge Approach and the Flood Resilience Measurement Tool. Finally, our approach to influencing overarching political systems and stakeholders to build resilience of the most vulnerable is outlined.

 

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 Tcharow Comite Communautaire d'Action discuss the results of the vote on impact and frequency of hazards in order to prioritise the most important ones in Tcharow, Goz Beida, Sila Region, Chad Photographer: Dom Hunt/October 2014/Chad

Knowledge Matters: Experiences and learning from Community Resilience

This edition of Knowledge Matters captures lessons from community resilience.
  • Knowledge Matters: Experiences and learning from Community Resilience