From Senegal to Sudan, does building resilience work? | Mark Tran and Liz Ford

From Global development | The Guardian Thu Nov 15 2012, 02:00:23

Making poor people resilient to disaster is gaining credence, but some experts caution that it is not a panacea for development

Resilience has well and truly entered the development mainstream as policymakers contend with drought in the Sahel, tropical storms in Haiti and famine - underpinned by conflict - in the Horn of Africa.

The EU last month set out a new approach designed to build resilience in communities to withstand the impact of crises and disasters - and save money in the long run at a time of growing pressure on aid budgets. The l'Alliance Globale pour l'Initiative Resilience Sahel (Agir-Sahel), launched in June, is one of Europe's flagship programmes to build resilience across the Sahel. With short- and long-term funding, Agir aims to improve access to food, support in-country early warning systems and promote regional co-operation.

Government officials from across the Sahel and representatives from the EU are expected to attend a meeting in Burkina Faso in December to officially launch Agir-Sahel and endorse a "resilience roadmap" to avoid or better cope with recurring crises.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Sénégal:   Paiement des bourses - Les étudiants donnent 48 heures à l'Etat (news)
Wal Fadjri
2 September 2014

Après les affrontements entre les policiers et les étudiants ayant débouché sur la mort de l'étudiant Bassirou Faye, les apprenants sont encore sur le qui-vive. Ils ... [read more]

Sénégal:   Procès Karim Wade - La Cour statue sur la demande de renvoi aujourd'hui (news)
Le Soleil
2 September 2014

Les avocats de Karim Wade et de Bibo Bourgi ont demandé, hier, à la Cour, le renvoi du procès pour quelques jours. Cela, afin de permettre à Ibrahim Aboukhalil dit Bibo ... [read more]

Sénégal:   Procés Karim/Après audition du médecin et anesthésiste de Bibo Bourgi - La défense plaide pour le renvoi du procés (news)
Sud Quotidien
2 September 2014

Décidément, l'interrogatoire sur le fond n'est pas pour bientôt dans le procès Karim Wade. A la suite de la décision de la Cour sur les exceptions soulevées ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!