New research and Study on COVID-19 Response in Urban Areas. Webinars: Rethinking Urban Community Risk Reduction and Resilience while responding to COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that cities are at the front lines of this crisis and will be at the front lines of any similarly globalized crisis in the future. We need […]
Resilience scan July-September 2016: A review of literature, debates and social media activity on resilience
. This ‘resilience scan’ summarises writing and debates in the field of resilience during the third quarter of 2016, focussing primarily on the context of developing countries as well as gender equality and resilience. The scan will be of particular interest to those implementing resilience projects and policies and those seeking summaries of current debates
The city strength diagnostic has been developed to help World Bank staff apply the city resilience framework (developed by Arup International and the Rockefeller Foundation) to World Bank operations. The city resilience framework provides a lens through which the complexity of cities and the numerous factors that contribute to a city’s resilience can be understood and is being
The Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) is requesting proposals for a new consultancy on City-wide Assessment for Community Resilience. Working in collaboration with the IFRC and American Red Cross, the GDPC has received an award from USAID/OFDA to design and test a set of tools and services to assist RCRC National Societies and other local
This video is part of the series, ‘Staying Prepared – Lessons from 2015 Nepal Earthquakes.’ These videos capture experiences and lessons learned from different communities which were affected by the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes. This third video, Safe in the Open, highlights the importance open spaces and how they are necessary and useful after a disaster.
The aim of this paper is to provide a review of current literature as a foundation for informing practice and policy of humanitarian actors. Given the emerging nature of this topic, there is also a focus on identifying gaps in documentation and sector knowledge for further research. The research questions this paper seeks to address
The IFRC acts before, during and after disasters and health emergencies to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people. In all these aspects of our work, the IFRC strives to ensure that gender and diversity are integrated into all of its operations. Gender and diversity work is rooted in its humanitarian mandate
Based on research by a team of Nepalese and international experts, this report carries out an analysis of five key elements related to urban housing and settlement – land, basic services, housing finance, building materials and construction technologies, and labour. It gives an assessment of how these components are governed by policy, institutional and legal
Scaling urban and community resilience: A strategy for global action This strategy paper outlines the concept for a collective global initiative on urban and community resilience. The goal is to encourage and enable a much greater number of communities to initiate and sustain climate resilience activities. With the Red Cross Red Crescent (RC/RC) and key
First in a three part series discussing issues related to the measurement of resilience. From the Food Security Information Network’s Resilience Measurement Technical Working Group.