Strengthening community resilience in conflict: addressing tensions for better intervention tools

Although Partners for Resilience (PfR) works in different conflict-affected countries and contexts, it does not address conflict or insecurity explicitly.

Can this potentially be problematic for PfR’s effectiveness?

This new report by Thea Hilhorst, Marie-José Vervest, Isabelle Desportes, Samantha Melis, Rodrigo Mena and Roanne van Voorst describes the main findings and recommendations of research carried out for the PfR alliance on how the programme is affected by – or may affect – conflict in 10 countries: Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Philippines, South Sudan, Uganda and four regions in Asia, Africa and Central America.

The core of the study consisted of an online survey, for which PfR staff and partners from all countries were invited, in addition to Skype interviews and a desk study. In all, 52 people participated.

Read the full report for detailed recommendations – ‘Strengthening community resilience in conflict: Learnings from the Partners for Resilience programme’, 2021


Professor Dorothea Hilhorst

Assistant professor

Dr Rodrigo Mena


Dr Isabelle Desportes


Dr Samantha Melis


Dr Roanne van Voorst


Marie-José Vervest

Associate expert at Wetlands International

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About Partners for Resilience

The PfR alliance is a global network of about 50 civil society organizations from across the world operating at grassroots, national, regional and global level. The alliance was founded by five Netherlands-based organizations: Cordaid, CARE Netherlands, Wetlands International, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Climate Centre and the Netherlands Red Cross.

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