About us

The Partners for Resilience (PfR) alliance started its collaboration in 2010 and continues its work under the strategic partnership with the Netherlands government (2016-2020) and the Eco-DRR programme in partnership with UNEP (2018-2021). The alliance was founded by five Netherlands based organisations: Cordaid, CARE Netherlands, Wetlands International, The Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre and the Netherlands Red Cross and has evolved into a global network of about 50 partner civil society organisations worldwide - active at grassroots, national, regional and global level.

PfR is supported by, and connected to many other stakeholders, who jointly contribute in creating safer environments for all: individuals, governments, private sector, institutions, civil society organisations, and community-based organisations.

PfR contributes to the resilience of communities by integrating climate change adaptation (CCA) and ecosystem management and restoration (EMR) into Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). With this Integrated Risk Management approach, communities strengthen their capacities to reduce the impact of disasters. PfR believes a community approach will be strengthened if the institutional environment can be made more conducive to climate and ecosystem DRR, and therefore PfR engages with civil society and government stakeholders to apply a combined approach. More information can be found  on PfR's founding members, all partner civil society organisations, and on PfR's Vision, mission and approach.

PfR uses several communication channels to share stories and knowledge products:  


  • Dialogue and Dissent Strengthening the capacity of civil society to engage in dialogues with stakeholders for improved disaster risk reduction policies, practices, and investments.
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  • Up-scaling Eco-DRR Increasing communities resilience and reducing disaster risks through ecosystem-based solutions.
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Founding members

Where we work