The State of African Resilience
Please join us for the launch of a new report, "The State of African Resilience: Understanding Dimensions of Vulnerability and Adaptation," which identifies major dimensions of resilience from the perspective of more than a dozen vulnerable communities across sub-Saharan Africa. The report is based on the research and analysis of the ResilientAfrica Network (RAN), a partnership that includes fifteen African universities that are engaging with local communities to understand how best to prevent, mitigate, and overcome the recurrent shocks and stresses to which they are most vulnerable.
How are communities in Uganda contending with the effects of climate variability and post-conflict recovery? How are communities in South Africa addressing the link between HIV/AIDS and poverty? How are urban populations in Ghana addressing the economic and public health challenges associated with rapid urbanization? Bringing together faculty, students, and community members, the RAN is developing interventions designed to increase resilience capacity at the community level and, more broadly, making its data publicly available to allow for development practitioners in the future to more easily identify the vulnerabilities and existing capacities of communities.
The RAN, funded by USAID's Higher Education Solutions Network, is led by Makerere University in Uganda and co-led by Tulane University's Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, in partnership with Stanford University.