Resilience, a concept which needs to be made operational
Groupe URD is conducting a study for the IASC on resilience which aims to clarify the concept and the limits of the debate, which covers different notions such as risk reduction, disaster preparedness, LRRD, etc. and review the numerous related initiatives implemented by members of the IASC, the main donors and relevant actors.
This will involve meetings with key actors in New York, Geneva and Brussels and field trips to Haiti, the Sahel and Nepal.
We will also be running a session entitled “Building Resilience: Potentials and Approaches to Providing Coherent Response” at the World Conference on Humanitarian Studies which is being held in Istanbul on 24 to 27 October 2013.