Our work aims to increase the resilience of individuals and communities. We understand resilience as managing risk and preparing, adapting, and responding to events in a changing world. These changes may come from hazard risk or through changes to society and the economy.
Resilience requires strong linkages among individuals, communities, governments, and sectors that support increasing and integrating capacities to be more aware of, identify, and manage risks. Risk awareness is understanding within activities or work what threats exist, what the potential risks are, and how to manage and reduce risks for communities, government, staff, partners, and organisations.
We recognise that becoming resilient requires the community to be empowered to act on opportunities and to take the lead in shaping their future. We promote meaningful participation of all-of-communities in realising the commitments of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and sustainable development efforts.