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]