Linking Preparedness, Response and Resilience in Emergency Contexts
The Linking Preparedness, Response and Resilience (LPRR) project designed humanitarian interventions in ways that helped strengthen long-term community resilience in fragile settings before, during and after a disaster.
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 filled that learning gap and helped people living in countries facing multiple risks and hazards. Places that were facing multiple risks could be locations which were vulnerable to natural disasters and were also suffering from insecurity caused by a conflict. The project achieved this by collaborating on three strands; conflict prevention, humanitarian response and learning.
The project brought together humanitarian and security agencies, combining their existing ways of working for security and resilience and develop new methodologies for resilience programming in multi-risk contexts. These new methodologies were piloted in Pakistan and Kenya and were revised as lessons were learned.
The project studied 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 developed a methodology for designing humanitarian responses that maximise the long-term resilience of beneficiary communities to future emergencies.
Led by King’s College London, learning and findings helped inform and improve the practice of the organisations involved in the project, resulting in improved programming and more resilient communities. Findings were captured and shared to maximise awareness and up-take of the ideas among organisations outside of the project.
Learning review, output 1: How has Shifting the Power influenced local and national partner's response to emergencies?
Learning review, output 2: Increasing the voice and the influence of local and national NGOs
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 was delivered by a consortium led by Christian Aid and included Action Aid, Concern, Help Age, King’s College London, Muslim Aid, Oxfam, Safer World, and World Vision.
The three year project was funded with £978,187 through the Department for International Development’s Disaster and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP).