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Resilience Policy Support

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In line with UNDP’s renewed focus on sustainable livelihoods, poverty reduction, inclusive growth, environmental sustainability and resilience, the Global Policy Centre on Resilient Ecosystems and Desertification (GC-RED) undertakes and supports applied research and analysis, and compile and disseminate evidence on socio-ecological and biophysical resilience building in drylands and fragile ecosystems. 

GC-RED works in close collaboration with relevant partners to test various options to address livelihoods and resilience challenges facing drylands and other fragile ecosystems. The Centre also promotes south-south cooperation and the sharing, exchange and co-creation of knowledge and contributes to the global dialogue on the sustainable use of natural capital and on social and ecological resilience. 


Related Initiatives

  • Community Based Resilience Analysis (CoBRA)

    CoBRA is a qualitative participatory assessment methodology, developed in 2012, which helps identify locally-specific factors contributing to the resilience of households and communities facing different types of shocks and stresses. more 

  • Resilience Analysis Unit (RAU)

    RAU is a joint initiative of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the UN agencies in support of the IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI), aiming to build the capacity of the IGAD Member States and their partners in the measurement and analysis of resilience of vulnerable households and communities. more 

  • Drought Risk Management Support

    In recognition of the multiplicity of drought challenges in the context of uncertainties surrounding climate change, GC-RED supports the UNDP's regional and national efforts on building long-term resilience to climate shocks and change as well as mitigating immediate disaster risks and impacts. more