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Knowledge Matters Magazine

Knowledge Matters – Climate Resilience

Last updated:
28 September 2023
Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance, USAID, OFDA, FCDO, Kadale Consultants, United Purpose, GOAL, CUMO Microfinance

Welcome to the latest addition of Knowledge Matters, from September 2023, which highlights the wide range of approaches adopted by Concern in promoting climate resilience across multiple countries.

Water collection at Mesajid shallow well, Somali Region, Ethiopia
All modes of water collection can be found at Mesajid shallow well, Filtu Woreda, Liben Zone, Somali Region, Ethiopia. Communities and livestock from miles around rely heavily on this precious water source. Photo: Michael Mulpeter, Concern Worldwide

This issue of Knowledge Matters illustrates how complex it can be to integrate climate change into diverse programmes and contexts and reflect how rapidly thinking on resilience programming has evolved over time. Importantly, programmes have focused not only on individuals, households and communities, but also on the private sector, local and national government, and the institutions and policy frameworks that shape decision making and planning at all levels. We have further included an article about our advocacy at global level, where we work to influence how and how much climate resilience is funded.

The articles do not capture all of Concern’s Climate Resilience experience to date, but provide a sample of the varying approaches implemented in Concern’s programmes in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Pakistan, Somalia and South Sudan. All of the programmes have contributed to strengthened resilience and improved wellbeing, despite shocks and stresses, for people living in extreme poverty.

By sharing learning on the types of climate resilience approaches that work in differing contexts, this issue of Knowledge Matters aims to influence programme design and implementation within and beyond Concern and our partners. It also contributes to the knowledge base of our Community of Practice on Climate Resilience. 

The views expressed in Knowledge Matters are those of the authors and do not necessarily coincide with those of Concern Worldwide or its partners.

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