Natural and man-made disasters have been increasing dramatically over the past few decades, with climate change contributing to even more extreme and unpredictable weather. Degradation and loss of ecosystems intensify the hazards that, combined with the high vulnerability of communities in the global South, lead to increased disaster risks.
The poorest people in the poorest countries suffer disproportionately from disasters: lives, assets, products and crops are lost. Disasters wipe out hard-won reductions in poverty, and communities are caught in a vicious circle where poverty creates vulnerability and disasters increase poverty.
To ease this situation, the Partners for Resilience reduce the impact of hazards on vulnerable communities in the South.
Partners for Resilience foresees resilient families and communities integrating ecosystems and climate change in disaster risk reduction.
This integrated approach enables communities to withstand shocks from natural hazards and sustain development by securing or transforming their livelihoods.
In 2012, Partners for Resilience developed a vision on how resilience can be turned into practice. Please find the document
Partners for Resilience contributes to the resilience of communities by integrating climate change adaptation (CCA) and ecosystem management and restoration (EMR) into Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). With this Integrated Risk Management (IRM) approach, communities strengthen their capacities to reduce the impact of disasters.
They also believe a community approach will be strengthened if the institutional environment can be made more conducive to climate and ecosystem DRR, and they engage with civil society and government actors to apply a combined approach.
Reports and case studies PfR1 (2011-2015)
Case studies based on the vision document, illustrateing how the vision turns into practice. more case studies can be found in our
In the last phase of the programme, a booklet has been developed, covering country stories after 5 years of PfR implementation.
Find here the booklet on the results of 5 years of PfR (2011-20
Yearly progress reports and a final impact report are available through the linkages below:
Read more about results in 2011 annual report
Read more about our results in 2012 annual report
Read more about our results in 2013 annual report
Read more about our results in 2014 annual report
Read more about our results in 2015 annual reports
Find the final 2011-2015 impact report here
Reports and case studies PfR2016-2020
Find the report on the Inception Phase here
PfR at Habitat - III, Quito 17-20 October 2016