1. We believe Communitiesare the best agents of their own change. Local marketsare the best engines of sustainable recovery. Success is built on the foundation ofgood governance. Our strategy for change Focus onplaces in transition,where conflict, disaster, political upheaval or economic collapse...
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  3. Across the Horn Africa, pastoralist areas have been one of the most persistent and difficult challenges for governments, and development and humanitarian agencies. Although often viewed as physically remote, universally poor, and subject to droughts and conflicts, in reality these areas can also...
  4. Across the Horn Africa, pastoralist areas have been one of the most persistent and difficult challenges for governments, and development and humanitarian agencies. Although often viewed as physically remote, universally poor, and subject to droughts and conflicts, in reality these areas can also...
  5. Transformation involves fundamental change, which in the context of sustainability, requires radical, systemic shifts in values and beliefs, patterns of social behavior, and multilevel governance and management regimes (Olssonet al.2014). Transformation has been described as a process with three...
  6. Paul Hawkencame to Portland, Oregon, to deliver a “direct, naked, taut, honest, passionate, lean, shivering, startling, and graceful” commencement address at the University of Portland (pdf). “Civilization needs a new operating system,” he said, “you are the programmers, and we need it within a...
  7. Abstract, Ecology and Society, 2016 In 2014, the Third International Conference on the resilience of social-ecological systems chose the theme “resilience and development: mobilizing for transformation.” The conference aimed specifically at fostering an encounter between the experiences and...
  8. For agriculture to be sustainable, land and water must be used efficiently to reduce negative impact on the environment and ensure resilience to climate change. We can’t achieve global food security without preserving the services that ecosystems such as trees and forests provide, and we can’t...
  9. Resilience.orgaims to support building community resilience in a world of multiple emerging challenges: the decline of cheap energy, the depletion of critical resources like water, complex environmental crises like climate change and biodiversity loss, and the social and economic issues which are...