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Step 1 – Facilitation, inclusion and participation

Good facilitation and community representation are foundational when building resilience

Diagram illustrating the 5 steps in the Church and Community resilience toolkit

A five step guide to help churches and communities respond to the shocks and stresses they might face.

A group of people with disabilities in Rwanda sitting in a circle focused on a lady facilitator in the middle.

From: Reveal toolkit: Tools to build resilience in churches and communities

A guide to help churches and local communities create effective disaster preparedness plans

Long-term, sustainable change can only be achieved by listening to the community and taking the time to understand the context. 

Good facilitation is foundational to this process of listening and creates space for people to reflect upon the problems they face, both now and in the future. Representation from different parts of the community –  especially the poorest and those most impacted by disasters – is essential. The participatory approach is to empower, not to teach, and to be open to hearing unexpected things. 

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