Promoting resilience has gained significant attention and investment. Humanitarian and development actors recognize the need for programs that can mitigate the effects of shocks and speed recovery from them, thereby reducing reliance on relief assistance.
Resilience is seen by some as the new umbrella that will break the relief-development divide and promote aid effectiveness. On the other hand, resilience is also perceived as an artificial concept that may undermine response to growing humanitarian needs and jeopardize response capacity and integrity.
In addition to sharing key findings from their studies, the presenters will provide details on the approaches they used to measure resilience.
Julien Schopp, Director of Humanitarian Practice, Interaction
Bernice Romero, Senior Director of Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy, Save the Children US
Jon Kurtz, Senior Technical Advisor for Research and Evaluation, Mercy Corps
Simon Levine, Research Fellow, Humanitarian Policy Group, Overseas Development Institute
Anne Mitaru, International Human Rights Lawyer, Save the Children