The Resilience Handbook aims to help us think, plan and implement our work in a way that supports the reduction of people’s vulnerability, and contributes to the building of their resilience to a range of hazards, shocks, stresses and threats.
It provides programme and policy staff with a framework for resilience that can be applied in different programme environments by offering guidance, tools and resources to support resilience building in our programming. It includes principles of effective programming, good-practice examples, and tools and resources that can be used to build and enhance resilience.
It promotes the development of integrated resilience programming that includes work on:
- Women’s rights and leadership
- Disaster risk reduction
- Climate change adaptation
- Natural resource management
- Humanitarian response and recovery
- Accountable and inclusive governance
Contents and Structure of the Handbook
The handbook is divided into three key sections:
- Chapter 1: The case for resilience
- Explains the rationale for using a resilience lens through our programming, and details ActionAid’s Resilience Framework.
- Chapter 2: A strong foundation for resilience programming
- Provides information on how to analyse different programming areas using ActionAid’s participatory methodology, ‘Reflection-Action’.
- Chapter 3: Towards integrated resilience programming
- Provides guidance, tools and resources on how to bring resilience thinking and practice into different programming areas to achieve integrated resilience programming.