Linking Preparedness, Response and Resilience in Emergency Contexts

The Linking Preparedness, Response and Resilience (LPRR) project is designing humanitarian interventions in ways that strengthen long-term community resilience in fragile settings before, during and after a disaster.

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About the programme

Disasters create a short period of time where risk awareness is high, and where the opportunity exists for building resilience and improving preparedness. However, building resilience in places facing multiple hazards is challenging and there is a lack of clear evidence on how to design humanitarian interventions in ways that build long-term strength and resilience in fragile settings. Intelligent new ways of strengthening community resilience need to be discovered.

This project aims to help people living in countries facing multiple risks and hazards, for example places vulnerable to natural disasters whilst also suffering from insecurity caused by conflict. The project will do this by collaborating on three strands; conflict prevention, humanitarian response and learning.

Conflict prevention

The project will bring together humanitarian and security agencies, combine their existing ways of working for security and resilience and develop new methodologies for resilience programming in multi-risk contexts. These new methodologies will be piloted in Pakistan and Kenya, and revised as lessons are learned.

Humanitarian response

The project will study a range of recent humanitarian responses by eight participating agencies in Bangladesh, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kenya, Indonesia, Pakistan and the Philippines. It will develop a methodology for designing humanitarian responses that maximise the long-term resilience of beneficiary communities to future emergencies. The new methodology will be tested in a future humanitarian response, and refined in the light of experience.


Led by King’s College London, learning and findings will inform and improve the practice of the organisations involved in the project, resulting in improved programming and more resilient communities. Findings will be captured and shared to maximise awareness and up-take of the ideas among organisations outside of the project.

Where is project taking place?

The conflict strand will be carried out in five communities in Pakistan and five communities in Kenya, with an estimated total reach of 37,500 beneficiaries. The humanitarian response strand will be carried out in Bangladesh, Colombia, DRC, Kenya, Indonesia, Pakistan and the Philippines. The learning strand will be led by Kings’ College London in the United Kingdom.


Who is involved?

The project is delivered by a consortium led by Christian Aid and including Action Aid, Concern, Help Age, King’s College London, Muslim Aid, Oxfam, Safer World, and World Vision.


The three year project is funded with £978,187 through the Department for International Development’s Disaster and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP).


To read more about the learning gained from the delivery of this project and other DEPP projects, please visit

Key contacts

Simone di Vicenz, Project Manager

Becky Murphy, Learning and capacity building officer

Anam Zeb, World Vision project manager in Pakistan

Nicholas Abuya, Christian Aid project manager in Kenya

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