Partners for Resilience is an alliance of five Netherlands-based humanitarian, development, environmental and climate change organisations. Through their network of 40+ local civil society partners in ten countries, they have worked to strengthen the resilience of poor and vulnerable communities. They have done so by focusing on the capacities to pursue dialogues on DRR, notably with the inclusion of ‘climate risk management’ and ‘ecosystem management and restoration’ – brought together in what PfR refers to as Integrated Risk Management. The strengthened capacities have been applied for engaging with stakeholders (governments, but also other CSOs and international organisations) to engage them in risk-informed policies, investments and practices. Targeted dialogues have been pursued not only at national level, but also regionally (since many risks manifest itself cross-border, involving multiple countries) and globally.
Especially the prominent role of Ecosystem Management and Restoration is new within the Red Cross-way of working on strengthening Community Resilience. Consequently, practically all of the work is done in partnership with multiple partners at a time.