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Fragility, Crisis Situations & Resilience

The EU is increasingly addressing, through its development cooperation, the challenges posed by fragility and crisis. This trend is reflected not only in terms of very substantial funding, but also in the focus of recent EU development policies.



The overarching theme of the 2019 edition of the European Development Days was “Addressing inequalities: building a world which leaves no one behind”. In this context, the pressing issues of migration in conflict areas and refugee protection were discussed with political figures, development experts and aid workers.

Duration: 10 min


This Global Report aims to enhance coordination and decision making through a neutral analysis that informs programming and implementation. The key objective and strength of the report is to establish a consultative and consensus-based process to compile food insecurity analyses from around the world into a global public product.

Duration: 40 m
In the context of increasing climate-related disasters worldwide, this webinar focuses on the adequate disaster risk reduction and management efforts within and across sectors, anchored in the context-specific needs of local livelihoods systems. The webinar covers Agriculture Stress Index System and recent data on damage and loss from disasters on agriculture and food security.

Duration: 1 h 18 m
This webinar covers the benefits of farm-level disaster risk reduction practices in agriculture, a case study from Uganda on how the agricultural practices for disaster risk reduction were implemented and monitored at farm level and perspective from the Philippines on the challenges and opportunities to upscale the agriculture good practices for disaster risk reduction at national level.

Duration: 70 m
The webinar aims to enhance awareness on Agriculture Disaster Risk Reduction through Preparedness, Early warning and Early Action and Emergency Response in the LAC region; discuss approaches on disaster risk management in agriculture, with specific focus on the LAC region and exchange experiences in implementing preparedness, early action, and emergency response initiatives.

Duration: 80 m
The webinar presents the basic concepts of the 'Caisses de résilience' and highlights the adaptability of this approach in order to tailor resilience-building to varying contexts and challenges, from protracted crisis to natural hazards. It gives concrete examples of implementation and scaling-up in a number of African countries, from Uganda to Central African Republic, Liberia, Malawi, Mali and Chad, and recently also in Burundi, Guinea Bissau, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Democratic Republic of Congo. The session also illustrates how the approach was adapted as early as 2000 in Honduras and Guatemala to address the natural hazards context of the Dry Coridor area in Central America with an initiative called 'Community Contingency Funds' (CCFs).

Duration: 40 m
Also available in Français
The webinar analyses current and future challenges to reducing vulnerability and increasing resilience in the drylands of Sub-Saharan Africa and identifies promising interventions and strategies that can enhance the resilience of the millions of households that depend on traditional livelihood strategies, such as livestock-keeping and farming as well as putting in place safety nets.

Duration: 70 m
This webinar gives an overview of the implementation of the Dimitra Clubs approach, highlights its results and impact on the resilience of rural men and women’s livelihoods, and discusses with the audience on its replicability and potential for upscaling.

Duration: 80 m
This online course will introduce participants to the concept of conflict sensitivity, and provide them with an opportunity to practice the integration of conflict sensitivity into EU action.

Duration: 2.5 hours
Also available in: Français
This is a handbook written by staff. It recounts staff experience as told in the first person and documented in evaluations. As such, it seeks to reap the benefits of the EU's rich experience in situations of conflict and fragility.

Tools and Methods Series, Reference Document No 17
Version June, 2015