USAID resilience policy tackles growth amid crises

By Devex Editor 04 February 2013

The international community has been buzzing lately over the term “resilience.” The idea is to help communities to become better equipped to handle droughts, earthquakes, civil unrest and other emergencies. But what exactly does this work entail – how do aid agencies operationalize it?

In this Devex exclusive webinar, representatives from one of the largest bilateral donors explain just that. It features Nancy Lindborg, assistant administrator for conflict and humanitarian assistance at the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Democracy, and Tony Pipa, deputy assistant to the administrator with the agency’s Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning.

The webinar was recorded just as USAID was finalizing its resiliency strategy, released under the title “Building Resilience to Current Crisis: USAID Policy and Program Guidance.” Click on the video above to see how the strategy may change the way USAID interacts with its partners around the globe.

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