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Posted on Jun 18, 2013

Toward Resilience

Toward Resilience

A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

A resource produced for the Emergency Capacity Building Project

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Client: Emergency Capacity Building Project 

Marilise Turnbull, Principal Consultant of Atrato, is a co-author of Toward Resilience: A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, an introductory resource for staff of development and humanitarian organisations working with people whose lives and rights are threatened by disasters and climate change.

The Guide explains the basic approaches and principles of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation and provides practical guidance on how to integrate them into the programme cycle, different sectors, and a range of contexts. It includes examples that illustrate good practice and learning, and suggests complementary tools and resources.

Toward Resilience was developed as part of the Emergency Capacity Building (ECB) Project, a collaborative effort by CARE International, Catholic Relief Services, Mercy Corps, Oxfam, Save the Children and World Vision International. It drew on the experience of these organisations and the expertise of a number of eminent individuals and institutions working in the fields of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.

The Guide was co-authored by Marilise Turnbull, Charlotte L. Sterrett and Amy Hilleboe.

What are people saying about Toward Resilience?

This guide is an easy-to-use resource…Not only does it provide 10 common sense principles for integrating disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in practice, it highlights the needs of vulnerable populations including children, so that they can part of the process of building disaster and climate resilience.

– Dr Nick Hall, Head of DRR and CCA, Save the Children

For vulnerable communities in the Pacific that are already experiencing the profound impacts of disasters and climate change, this guide is a fantastic resource. Not only does it recognise the importance of involving local people to build on their existing strengths to prepare for disasters and adapt to climate change, it provides practical guidance for identifying high-risk groups (including children, young people, older people, and those with disabilities) and how to work with them effectively. Congratulations on a great resource!

– Maria Tiimon, Pacific Outreach Officer, Pacific Calling Partnership, Edmund Rice Centre

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