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IFRC Framework for Community Resilience

For the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) the concept of community resilience represents a unique opportunity as this approach in many ways captures the totality of what the IFRC is working to achieve. Although their efforts may not have been characterized as ‘strengthening community resilience,’ this is in fact what many National Societies have been doing over the course of many decades by supporting their local communities. This framework has the principle objective to: ‘Establish a foundation on which all IFRC programmes, projects, interventions and actions, across the contexts, which contribute to the strengthening of resilient communities can be created, developed and...

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Road map to community resilience

The Road Map to Community Resilience (Road Map) is for National Society staff and volunteers, and IFRC and its operational partners, who want to help communities become safer and stronger. The Road Map provides step-by-step guidance on how to operationalize the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ Framework for Community Resilience (FCR). It will help you coordinate programme teams in your National Society or branch and work alongside other stakeholders to enable communities to become more resilient in the face of...

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Road Map to Community Resilience: Operationalizing the Framework for Community Resilience – Brief summary

IFRC developed the revised Framework for Community Resilience in 2014. Its objective is to establish a foundation on which all IFRC action to strengthen community resilience can be created, developed or sustained. National Societies asked IFRC to support them in implementing the framework by developing an operational guide for community resilience. Through extensive consultation with National Societies and regional offices, IFRC developed the Road Map to community resilience to provide National Societies with step-by-step guidance on how to operationalize the framework. This brochure will introduce the main concepts and stages of this guide, as an introduction and sensitization to this...

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The IFRC and community resilience: Communication guidance for National Societies

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has developed this paper to support Red Cross and Red Crescent staff and volunteers in their communication and advocacy on community resilience. The paper explains the IFRC’s definition of and approach to building community resilience, sets out key messages, and suggests how to communicate the rationale for promoting community resilience to a broad audience. The document draws on the IFRC’s Framework for Community Resilience and the strategy behind the One Billion Coalition for...

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About the IFRC

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian network and is guided by seven Fundamental Principles: Humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, universality and unity.