In recent years, a consensus has grown that building resilience must become a major goal of development work, especially in areas of recurring crisis such as the Sahel and the Horn of Africa. Resilience is a holistic concept which engages many other themes, including conflict, disaster risk reduction, environmentfood security and groups including women, children and vulnerable adults.

Defining resilience

Resilience is the ability to deal with shocks, stresses and uncertainty.

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Building resilience

A resilience-building programme requires an integrated approach to shocks and stresses and a focus on helping people deal with uncertainty.

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Measuring resilience

Understanding the characteristics of a resilient community.

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Resilience links

Links to some key tools and resources on resilience.

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Reveal toolkit

A toolkit to reveal hidden issues within communities.

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A practical guide to cereal banks

Cereal banks can be an effective way to tackle food insecurity and improve resilience.

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