Our vision, mission and approach

Our Vision  I  Partners for Resilience foresees resilient families and communities by 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 vision document here.

Our Mission  I  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.

Our approach, Intergrated Risk Management  I  Integrated Risk Management (IRM) involves awareness of the importance of ecosystems and landscapes as buffers against hazards like droughts or floods, and as a source of livelihoods, and therefore combines this with community-based disaster risk reduction and climate. By integrating climate variability and climate change, IRM looks not only at current, i.e. weather-related risks but also at possible hazards that may affect communities in the future. For further reading on IRM, please click here