People in developing countries are more at risk to a range of natural and human induced factors which can limit their ability to have a secure life; good health, wealth, welfare, shelter, constant food and water supply.
Factors that can compromise this security include natural disaster, both sudden onset and slowly developing scenarios such as drought or flooding, pests and disease. It can also be severely destabilised by armed conflict. Lack of access to amenities; whether they be to credit or knowledge to increase economic security, or social freedom and protection, medicines or education.
Resilience to these uncertainties of life is to encourage individuals, households and communities to assist themselves in building up strategies to exclude or minimize the effects of these challenges. This involves the understanding of the vulnerabilities of communities, their economic and social opportunities and ability to make choices in their livelihoods. nrgroup members give support to analyse the vulnerabilities, explore the options for increasing resilience to these challenges and provide practical innovations and strategies with coping.
With the flux of natural disasters, climate change impacts already being felt worldwide and economic, political and social uncertainties, support to resilience is an ongoing and iterative process as well as a partnership between theNRGroup, national governments, NGOs, international agencies and of course, the communities and individuals themselves.