5 tips for building successful resiliency partnerships

The U.K. Department for International Development and the International Organization for Migration distribute shelter repair kits to people affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines as well as train them to build safe shelters. How do we build resiliency? Photo by: Henry Donati / DfID / CC BY

In countries vulnerable to climate change and natural disasters like the Philippines — which is battered by around 20 typhoons each year, apart from earthquakes and landslides during the rainy season — recurring weather-related events are inevitable.

The question then is: How can we prepare for and become more resilient to these “inevitable” catastrophes? While disaster preparation and mitigation are important, some experts suggest that building unwavering resiliency is key to this conundrum.

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    Lean Alfred Santos

    Lean Alfred Santos is a Devex development reporter focusing on the development community in Asia-Pacific, including major players such as the Asian Development Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Prior to joining Devex, he covered Philippine and international business and economic news, sports and politics. Lean is based in Manila.