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Building Resilience and Managing Risk in fragile and conflict

mercredi 19 septembre 2018, par Resilience

Achieving results in complex multi-hazard environments such as fragile states presents one of the greatest challenges for humanitarian and development actors today. In these insecure and unpredictable settings, development projects may be perceived as taking ‘one step forward, three steps back’. Before long, aid dependency and ‘donor fatigue’ can easily set in.
In order for agencies like Christian Aid and the partners and communities we work with to turn this into ‘three steps forward’ and, at a maximum, ‘one step back’, we have to ask challenging questions. Can we effectively tackle disaster and conflict in fragile regions ? If so, how do we do it without fuelling further tensions or violence ? Can we build communities’ resilience to disaster and conflict, in addition to reducing disaster risk, tackling violence and building peace ? And what should we do when contexts change, when tensions turn into conflict, for instance, and the projects we are implementing are no longer effective, viable or relevant ?

As affected communities become increasingly disillusioned and disempowered by aid dependency, and citizen, government and private sector donors are rightly demanding greater accountability and results from charitable donations and public funds, these are increasingly important challenges for all humanitarian and development organisations.