Making Local Resilience Count

One Billion Coalition for Resilience

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Making Local Resilience Count

One Billion Coalition
for Resilience

“Engaging 1 billion people on the road to their resilience will require a shift in the way we operate. 

In an increasingly competitive arena, we will have to find a way to enhance collaborations in which partners will accept to share risks, resources, capabilities and accountability.”

Elhadj As Sy
Secretary General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Progress to date

Existing projects:

calculating

people reached

1 billion people

Commitments:

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people targeted

1 billion people

See the 1BC Resilience Mapper for more details.

Take action!

At national or local level

  1. Convene partners
  2. Focus on priority threats and set a collective target
  3. Identify the combination of solutions (building on existing programmes) needed to meet the target
  4. Mobilise and advocate around the solutions
  5. Record your contributions

Learn more about organising collective action on resilience.

Individually

  1. Identify priority threats
  2. Protect your family
  3. Protect your school or workplace
  4. Connect with others for collective actions
  5. Record your contributions

Learn more about individual or small group actions you can take.

Entry points

Community health

Coming soon!

Partners and activities

Innovation for Resilience workshop hosted by WFP in October 2017 Globally 1BC is focused on sharing tools and opportunities for national and local partners to adapt in creating local resilience actions.

Global Partners

  • Connecting Business initiative
  • UNICEF
  • WFP
  • The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

News

This is an overview of the business model for the planned roll-out of the One Global Emergency Response Network in Nigeria. In Africa 1BC is focused on identifying country level opportunities for piloting innovative approaches for scaling.

Regional Partners

  • MUrgency
  • ProFuturo Foundation
  • WFP
  • UNICEF

News

  • The Nigerian Red Cross, IFRC, MUrgency and a local corporate partner are conducting scoping activities for the rollout of an innovative first responder network using Nigerian Red Cross first aid volunteers.
  • The IFRC and the ProFuturo Foundation are finalizing plans for clountry piloting of a collaboration to promote safety and health content and activities in life skills education.
Youths playing a climate change awareness/education game (based around the Snakes & Ladders game) developed by the Colombian Red Cross. In the Americas the IFRC is approaching 1BC through a regional “Community Resilience Agenda” focused on strengthening national capacities for coalition-building and advocacy to support community resilience.

Regional Partners

News

  • The IFRC regional team has developed a variety of guidance materials for collaborating on resilience, including a Resilient Communities Handbook (English, Spanish) and City Coalitions Handbook (English, Spanish).
The IFRC is partnering with the Prudence Foundation and National Geographic in a regional initiative in Asia and the Pacific to train 200 million people in First Aid. In Asia 1BC is being pursued through a variety of regional initiatives and national preparedness and resilience campaigns.

Regional Partners

  • Prudence Foundation
  • National Geographic
  • Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
  • ASEAN
  • Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Multi-Hazards Program

News

This is an image from a Mercy Corps school safety program in Tajikistan showing a young girl highlighting on a map areas of risk in her community.

Regional Partners

  • In development

News

  • “Neighbours help first” is being developed among the South East European Red Cross National Societies as a framework for mutual support in responding to local crises
  • The Tajikistan Red Crescent Society is working with the Ministry of Health, UNOPS, and other partners to design innovative community mobilisation strategies to address the risks of diabetes and hypertension as part of the Defeat NCDs partnership
Strengthening First Aid skills and services is a universal entry point for building resilience. In development

Regional Partners

  • In development

News

  • In development

Are you part of the One Billion Coalition?

The 1BC is an invitation to governments, aid organizations, the private sector, academia and community groups to collaborate on a new model, working alongside communities, and invest in initiatives and action to build resilience.