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Presentations: How do we act on a resilience assessment?

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Week 4 of the ‘Introduction to Resilience for Development’ Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) (31 October through 27 November 2017) featured three presentations from experts at UNDP Malawi and the UNDP Global Policy Centre on Resilient Ecosystems and Desertification (GC-RED).

In her presentation, Yuko Kurauchi explained that Community Based Resilience Analysis (CoBRA) is one of the assessment tools that helps identify the locally specific factors contributing to the resilience of communities and households that face different types of shocks and stresses. The presentation provided an overview of the tool and the key results and findings of CoBRA exercises in Malawi and other countries.

In his presentation, Ben Twinomugisha highlighted UNDP's work with the Government of Malawi to map pathways to build resilient communities and minimize disruptions from climate disasters. The presentation provided insights on how Community Based Resilience Analysis (CoBRA) methodology is being applied to build and incentivize resilience action at the district level.

Like other countries in Africa that are confronting threats to household resilience in the face of recurrent shocks, Malawi has embarked on an ambitious agenda to transition towards new ways of working that bridge the humanitarian-development divide and sustain progress on household resilience. The presentation by Andrew Spezowka outlined Malawi’s first-ever National Resilience Strategy (2018-2030), an ambitious agenda for more resilient people, economy and environment.

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