Partners for Resilience is an alliance of humanitarian, development, climate and environmental civil society organisations, composed of five Netherlands based members (CARE Nederland, Cordaid, the Netherlands Red Cross, the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, and Wetlands International) and their partner civil society organisations in the South. The alliance, led by the Netherlands Red Cross, promotes the application of Integrated Risk Management (IRM), integrating Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Ecosystem Management and restoration (EMR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) to strengthen and protect livelihoods of vulnerable communities. PfR focuses primarily on climate-related natural hazards, whose underlying causes and potential for disasters result to a large extent from human-induced processes.
Netherlands Red Cross (lead agency) I The NLRC contributes to poverty reduction by reducing people’s vulnerability and protecting their health, livelihoods and socio-economic base. NLRC activities include different themes: mapping and analysis of risks, reducing disaster risks, early warning and evacuation, the organization of rescue teams, and building emergency supplies. The Netherlands Red Cross is also one of the main societies within the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement to focus on resilience.
Cordaid I Together with communities and organizations we can reduce the impact of disasters by preparing for the unexpected. Disasters affect structural development, destroying investment of years. This means that the most effective disaster response demands syngergy between disaster risk reduction and humanitarian aid. Using our 100 years of experience, Cordaid connects emergency aid with sustainable development. We work with communities and organisations to reduce the impact of disasters and and be prepared when disasters do strike. Cordaid is able to offer immediate help in most remote areas in the world through our extensive network of partners. Together with local communities and organisations, Cordaid works toward reducing the impact of disasters.
CARE Netherlands I CARE Netherlands supports community-based DRR, constantly aiming to holistically strengthen the resilience and capacity of at-risk communities, organizations and local authorities. CARE Netherlands recognizes and supports particularly those groups in marginalized positions, such as women and girls, indigenous people, youth and elderly, and people with disabilities. At the core of its work on resilience, CARE Netherlands analyses the root causes of vulnerability, creates ownership of communities, and links local solutions with scientific knowledge.
Wetlands International I Wetlands International is an independent, non-profit, global organization that works to sustain and restore wetlands, their resources and biodiversity. The organization believes healthy wetlands are a cost-effective strategy for DRR and CCA, with strong benefits for poverty reduction and biodiversity conservation. Wetlands International works in the field to show the capacity of wetlands for reducing the severity of disasters, builds technical capacities among various stakeholders, and communicates key lessons and knowledge to decision-makers from local to global level.
Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre I The Climate Centre helps the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and other humanitarian agencies reduce the impacts of climate change and extreme-weather events on vulnerable people already confronted with a sharp increase in weather-related disasters. Through capacity building and support for the operational use of climate information, the Climate Centre contributes to more effective and efficient programming. In forging links between climate scientists, policy-makers, health practitioners and disaster managers, the Centre enables a flow of resources and information to better manage the rising risk of extreme-weather events, raise awareness, and advocate on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable people.