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Manuals | July 14, 2013

Toward Resilience

A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

Toward Resilience is an introductory resource for staff of development and humanitarian organizations that are working with people whose lives and rights are threatened by disasters and climate change. The guide provides

  • essential introductory information,
  • principles of effective practice,
  • guidelines for action in a range of sectors and settings,
  • case studies and
  • links to tools and resources.


  • Introduction
  • 1. Understanding Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA)
  • 2. Key Groups for DRR and CCA
  • 3. Program Cycle Management for DRR and CCA
  • 4. Key Sectors for DRR and CCA
  • 5. Key Contexts for DRR and CCA
  • 6. Creating an Enabling Environment for DRR and CCA
  • Annexes