At Chemonics, we adhere to USAID’s definition of resilience, with its emphasis on the ability or capacity to mitigate, adapt to, and recover from shocks and stresses. Since 1975, with our first agriculture interventions, we have refined methods for building capacity of individuals, households, communities, countries, and systems. In recent years, we have developed approaches that proactively help stakeholders reduce, mitigate, and manage risk and adapt to and recover from shocks and stresses in ways that reduce chronic vulnerability and facilitate inclusive growth. Resilience analysis and strategy is supported by all of our Practice Areas, each supporting a distinct technical portfolio with evidence-based analyses, learning events, and advisory services.
Connecting Space to Village
Science, satellites, and information technology are transforming how countries manage critical development challenges such as climate resilience and environmental management.
Changing Lives in Haiti Through Agriculture
Sixty percent of people in Haiti rely on the agriculture sector to survive, and although crop yields are still extremely low by international standards, progress is being made.
Building Climate Change Resilience in Mali
Climate change is severely affecting vulnerable populations in Mali that need greater access to meteorological information and guidance on how to use it to create effective agricultural activities and plans.
Trailblazers for Wildfire Preparedness in the Philippines
After a series of wildfires broke out in the Philippines, the B+WISER program is helping revamp the country’s approach to fire management.
Harnessing Technology to Protect Forests and Biodiversity in the Philippines
Conservation efforts in the Philippines mobilize user-friendly technology and government, community, and private sector partnerships in the fight against deforestation.
Increasing Resiliency in the Face of Disaster: Four Best Practices
As Category 4 Hurricane Florence barreled toward the Southeast of the United States last week, preliminary damage estimates indicated 758,000 homes across three states could be impacted. Reconstruction costs were estimated at $170.2 billion. Despite the dire forecast and its associated challenges, however, the United States is one of the countries most prepared to respond…
A Resilience Sentinel Network for the Horn of Africa
This post originally appeared on Agrilinks. A sustained focus on resilience in the past decade has led to broad acceptance of it as a major programmatic priority for programs designed to strengthen the ability of vulnerable households to withstand myriad shocks and stresses. Resilience measurement concepts and methods have improved dramatically together with resilience theory and practice,…
From Trickle to Flood: How Water Extremes Can Impact Health
In early 2018, drought-stricken Cape Town narrowly averted its “Day Zero,” the day when taps in the city would have run dry. Reservoirs filled up just enough to avert an all-out water crisis, and “Day Zero” has now been pushed to 2019. Meanwhile, in 2016, 2017, and 2018, floods in South Asia, Africa, Europe, and…