To apply a resilience lens to strategy development or long-term program design Mercy Corps uses a Strategic Resilience Assessment (STRESS) methodology that helps program teams, practitioners and other relevant stakeholders build an understanding of the dynamic social, ecological and economic systems in which communities are embedded.
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Surat, with almost 5 million population known for its diamond traders and active nightlife, is the first city in India to prepare a strategy document setting 7 Pillars; 20 Goals and 63 Initiatives. Out of which 4 such Initiatives were chosen for the Academy workshop where more than 40 experts in the field of urban transport, water management, river conservation etc. came together and shared their thoughts on these subjects and came up with some meaningful solutions to make the city resilient.
ACCCRN has commissioned a series of scoping studies supported by our collaborating partner, the Ecosystems Services for Poverty Alleviation programme (ESPA). Taking in perspectives from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam, they give insights into how evidence is used (or not) in urban decision-making in the context of ecosystems hazards and degradation happening as cities expand into their broader surroundings.
Da Nang is one of the cities that is most affected by climate change in Vietnam because of storm surges and typhoons that take place almost every year. For the past month, ISET and the city of Da Nang organized 11 training sessions on housing design and construction in typhoon-affected areas to explore pathways for scaling up a storm-resilient housing model to the whole city.
GSMA Disaster Response and Souktel have unveiled an ambitious new guide: “Building Effective Partnerships In Complex Environments.” It’s a first-ever resource to help mobile network operators join forces with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) more rapidly and effectively.