Achieving our strategic goals
We have strengthened the collaboration, solidarity and mobilisation of civil society organisations through regional advisory groups and national coordination meetings. Following our digital global summit in 2020, 76% of participants said they learnt new skills, knowledge, ideas and approaches that they can take forward in their work.
We championed a localisation movement by working with 694 at-risk communities across 49 countries to develop local-level resilience plans as part of our Views from the Frontline project. Each plan identifies key activities that should be undertaken, by whom, and the resources needed. The process is a step towards localisation: communities take their own decisions on the actions that help them to reduce the risks they face.
In our Community-based Disaster Risk Management project, partners across Asia, Africa and Latin America engaged directly with national and local government authorities in 2020/21 to build political commitment and accountability to communities most at risk.
Our new Making Displacement Safer project got underway in 2021 with 4,600 displaced people in 11 countries interviewed about their experiences. The collated research will be used to inform and create innovative solutions to build resilience amongst displaced people.
In our advocacy work this year we raised awareness on the importance of resilience approaches to tackle Covid-19. We worked with local actors to get a full understanding of the consequences of the pandemic on communities, and looked at response measures that build back better and increase prevention in the future.
We also organised various webinars, including at the High Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development, the London Climate Week and a preparatory event for the 2021 Food Systems Summit.