One Billion Coalition for Resilience: Americas Guide

People and communities everywhere face increasing risks to their health, livelihoods and social wellbeing. These risks are context specific and often compounded by many factors: disease; climate change; chaotic urbanization and spontaneous settlements in hazard-prone areas; insecurity; aging populations; and increasing inequalities.

Traditional coping mechanisms are breaking down. New coping mechanisms are emerging.

The One Billion Coalition for Resilience is a platform to convene individuals, communities, organizations, private companies, governments and other stakeholders and encourage One Billion actions for resilience. Together, stakeholders can leverage knowledge and resources to improve lives of millions.

This document explains the driving factors behind the One Billion Coalition for Resilience and provides information for potential partners who want to join the Coalition. It responds to the following key questions: WHY build a global coalition for resilience; HOW does the One Billion Coalition for Resilience work?; and WHAT specific actions partners can take to contribute.

The One Billion Coalition for Resilience is owned and managed by diverse stakeholder to leverage the power of partnership at all levels and achieve more collectively. It was first convened by the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in partnership with the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) Making Cities Resilient: My City Is Getting Ready campaign.

Learn more at www.onebillioncoalition.org

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