Promising Practices Booklet – RITA

 

Resilience in the Americas (RITA) is implemented by Red Cross National Societies in 12 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, with technical support from the American Red Cross. The focus of the program is to work alongside communities to strengthen their resilience in face of disasters. At the same time, RITA is also designed to strengthen the capacity of national societies in the Americas region.

An integral program, RITA examines a diversity of factors, including but not limited to disaster risk reduction, health care, environment, livelihoods, and infrastructure, among others. Because every context is different, each National Society tailors the program to the needs of the communities they are working with and the local and national realities they face.

In November 2014, 220 individuals from 79 Red Cross / Red Crescent National Societies gathered at the Fourth Community Resilience Forum in Cali, Colombia, to discuss news of engaging with communities to address jointly their most pressing needs. As a contribution to that discussion, the National Societies of the Americas region participating in the RITA program identified and drafted promising practices from their experiences. The Promising Practices booklet is the collection of these practices, which highlight the initiatives that have been the most successful in the communities the Red Cross works with. 

Are you sure you want to delete this "resource"?
This item will be deleted immediately. You cannot undo this action.
File Name File Size Download
promisingpracticesbooklet_en2.pdf 4 MB

Related Resources

Case Study
14 Aug 2018
Half of Indonesia’s population of approximately 141 million people lives on the island of Java, home to several river systems as the Citarum river and the Bengawan Solo. Due to changing climate and environmental conditions, these river systems are ...
Tags: Case Study, Early Warning Systems, Flood
Video
04 Jun 2015
A changing climate and rapidly growing exposure to disaster risk presents the world with an unprecedented challenge. For developing countries, both less able to cope with the impact and more likely to be affected, the challenge is particularly severe...
Tags: Video, Climate Change Adaptation, Urban Risk Reduction
Report
30 Jun 2020
The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) is a biennial multi-stakeholder forum established by the UN General Assembly to review progress, share knowledge and discuss the latest developments and trends in reducing disaster risk. This do...
Tags: Report, Disability Inclusive Disaster Preparedness, Resilience