This guidebook provides best practice advice on how civil society organisations can ensure that disaster risk reduction, sustainable development, and climate change adaptation are addressed coherently.
This comprehensive resource explains the 19 success factors that enable civil society organisations to effectively exercise their role in coherence-building.
Coherence is defined as an approach involving processes and actions to integrate international frameworks for disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate change adaptation (CCA) and sustainable development, to increase efficiency, effectiveness, and the
achievement of both common and respective goals.
The key success factors covered are grouped under six core categories:
- Making use of local wisdom and external knowledge
- Partnerships, platforms and networks
- Focus on bouncing forward
- Resources for implementation
- Structures and regulations
- Social demand and political influence
Each category is explained in simple terms, along with straightforward explanations of each individual success factor and how it can be achieved.
The information and examples provided are the result of analysis of 73 case studies from GNDR member organisations around the world. In addition, research interviews and focus groups were conducted with leaders from civil society organisations, public officials working in DRR, project managers, local government representatives, and donors.
This resource also provides useful definitions and understanding on key terminology such as horizontal and vertical coherence, integration, and resilient livelihoods
To support understanding of how the success factors are implemented on the ground, 11 in-depth case studies are included from projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean. Each example clearly explains the context of the activities implemented, and which specific factors contributed most effectively to coherence-building in that location.