This summary reflects headline messages from a report commissioned through the Evidence on Demand facility, which provided a rapid review of current and planned resilience-building activities of major international non-governmental organisations (NGOs), with a special focus on the Sahel region. While the report provides an overview of the current situation based on information provided by selected NGOs and DFID advisors, a second, more detailed phase of work will be required that examines a greater sample of NGOs. This will enable DFID to determine an accurate picture of success and scalability of activities that are building resilience to climate extremes and disasters in the Sahel and in other vulnerable countries.
The results of the rapid review indicate that there is a strong demand for support in the NGO resilience community for the scale-up of resilience-building initiatives in the Sahel. There are also tried and tested programmes being implemented elsewhere in Africa, which could be replicated in the countries of Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mauritania or Chad if support became available.
This report has been produced by Practical Action Consulting for Evidence on Demand with the assistance of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) contracted through the Climate, Environment, Infrastructure and Livelihoods Professional Evidence and Applied Knowledge Services (CEIL PEAKS) programme, jointly managed by HTSPE Limited and IMC Worldwide Limited.
Standley, S. Rapid review and stakeholder consultation on the potential of NGOs to build resilience to climate extremes and disasters in the Sahel. Evidence on Demand, UK (2013) 3 pp. [DOI: 10.12774/eod_hd.may2013.stanley]