Resilience Rising, a leading organisation dedicated to achieving systemic resilience to the world’s most pressing challenges, has officially joined the Risk-informed Early Action Partnership (REAP).

In affirming its dedication to the Risk-informed Early Action Partnership, Resilience Rising underscores the imperative of proactive measures to mitigate the impact of weather- and climate-related events, emphasising the necessity for a systemic shift towards anticipatory action. This strategic shift is deemed crucial not only to limit the adverse effects of climate change on lives and livelihoods but also to pave the way for a more resilient future.

In joining REAP, Resilience Rising supports the shared goals and outcomes envisioned by the Partnership, including the establishment of robust legal frameworks for climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction, increased funding for early action, and enhancements to early warning systems, ultimately aiming to mainstream anticipatory action and safeguard lives, livelihoods, and community resilience.

Resilience Rising commits to REAP and pledges to contribute to the partnership by:

  1. Conducting research to operationalise the World Risk Poll, identifying factors influencing trust in disaster information sources and enhancing public safety in communities by improving early warning systems.
  2. Contributing to improving the understanding of risk and resilience, co-developing tools, implementing targeted strategies, and facilitating learning from crises.
  3. Connecting with universities, research centres, and national academies globally to deliver a comprehensive global engagement process.
  4. Working with communities of practice to develop capabilities needed before, during, and after disasters, emergencies, crises, and catastrophes.

George Karagiannis, Risk and Resilience Programme Director at Resilience Rising, said:

Building resilience requires a comprehensive, risk-driven and whole-community approach. The Global Action Agenda on Risk and Resilience, launched by Lloyd’s Register Foundation and Resilience Rising, represents an ambitious yet necessary roadmap for achieving meaningful progress in that direction. Resilience calls for the involvement of everyone, and our partnership with the Risk-informed Early Action Partnership is an affirmation of our belief that knowledge and understanding are the primary avenues to unleashing the potential of communities worldwide to accomplish what is needed to withstand, respond to, adapt to shocks and stressors – today and in the future.

Ben Webster, Head of the REAP Secretariat, said:

REAP is thrilled to welcome Resilience Rising as a valuable partner in our mission to strengthen early action and improve early warning systems to ensure that 1 billion people are safer from disaster by 2025. Together, we are committed to achieving shared goals, fostering global engagement, and building resilience for a better future for the most vulnerable to climate change.

About Resilience Rising

Resilience Rising is a global platform for collective impact, working with a broad constellation of partners towards a safe, resilient, and prosperous future for all. For more information, visit the Resilience Rising website.

About Risk-informed Early Action Partnership (REAP)

REAP brings together an unprecedented range of stakeholders across the climate, humanitarian and development communities with the aim of making 1 billion people safer from disasters by 2025. For more information, visit the REAP website.

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