About Us

PfR Indonesia is part of a global Partners for Resilience alliance. Partners for Resilience (PfR) is a global network of about 50 civil society organisations and their networks, working in hazard prone areas to strengthen people’s resilience in the face of rising disaster risks. PfR is active at grassroots, national, regional and global level.

Partners for Resilience (PfR) is an alliance of the Netherlands Red Cross (lead agency), CARE Netherlands, Cordaid, the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre, and Wetlands International. The name originates in the fundamental belief of its five members in the central role of resilience as the way to deal effectively with disasters. This means they use an integrated approach to mitigate disaster risk and enhance livelihoods, particularly by addressing climate change and ecosystem management and restoration. The Partners for Resilience programme is supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Our Vision

Partners for Resilience foresees resilient families and communities by integrating ecosystems and climate change into disaster risk reduction. This Integrated Risk Management approach enables communities to withstand shocks from natural hazards and sustain development by securing or transforming their livelihoods. In 2012, Partners for Resilience developed a vision on how resilience can be turned into practice. Find this vision document here.

Our Mission

With the Integrated Risk Management approach, communities strengthen their capacities to reduce the impact of disasters. Partners for Resilience believes a community approach is strengthened if the institutional environment is more conducive to climate and ecosystem based disaster risk reduction. Thefore the partners engage with civil society, government and other relevant actors to apply a combined approach.

Our Approach

Integrated Risk Management I Integrated Risk Management (IRM) involves awareness of the importance of ecosystems and landscapes as buffers against hazards like droughts or floods, and as a source of livelihoods, and therefore combines this with community based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. By integrating climate variability and climate change, IRM looks not only at current weather related risks, but also at possible hazards that may affect communities in the future. For further reading on IRM, please click here.