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LPRR final evaluation report

The Linking Preparedness, Response and Resilience (LPRR) project, which is part of the DFID funded Disasters Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP), was carried out from 2015 to the end of March 2018. The project was delivered by a consortium led by Christian Aid, which included Action Aid, Concern, Help Age, King’s College London, Muslim Aid, Oxfam, Safer World, and World Vision. The LPRR project brings together the expertise of response and resilience professionals (and frameworks) in order to support communities affected by emergencies and at the risk of violence. The consortium was present through a research component in eight countries, namely Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Philippines, Colombia, Indonesia, with pilot projects in Kenya, Pakistan and Myanmar. The project was delivered through three distinct strands: conflict prevention, humanitarian response, and learning.

LPRR knowledge co-development paper

Co-production is a process through which partners draw upon their own learning to feed into a collective knowledge creation process. It fits well within international development, humanitarian and resilience-building processes, where the multi-partner nature of many current projects ensures there is a multiplicity of perspectives that can be drawn upon. It can also be democratic – where all forms of knowledge are valued – and so create ownership; work to find a balance between theory and practice and strengthen (and build) technical capacity and process Co-production was explicitly employed in the Linking Preparedness, Resilience and Response (LPRR) project, part of the DFID funded Disasters and Emergencies, Preparedness Programme (DEPP). It explored how humanitarian response can be strengthened to enable (and not undermine) long term community resilience building. Christian Aid (CA) led the project with seven consortium partners – World Vision, Action Aid, Help Age International, Concern, Oxfam and Muslim Aid. The project collaborated with King's College London (KCL) who led the research function. The purpose of this practice paper is three-fold: To explore the learning environment amongst consortium partners i.e. group learning and the tools and processes employed to facilitate this To detail the challenges and enablers of an implementing NGOs, Christian Aid and other consortium partners, co-producing knowledge with an academic institute, KCL; and To assess how the project helped to build capacity amongst relevant agencies – including in-country partners.

LPRR: Empowering communities to lead humanitarian response

The DFID DEPP funded LPRR consortium is led by Christian Aid and includes Action Aid, Concern Worldwide, Help Age, King’s College London, Muslim Aid, Oxfam, Saferworld and World Vision. It aims to increase preparedness and resilience capacity in conflict and response settings. As part of the project, King’s College London University designed and implemented a study in Bangladesh, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Kenya, Pakistan and the Philippines. It was one of the rare approaches which specifically asked 327 crises survivors and first responders from past humanitarian emergencies to draw upon their own experience and expertise to guide improved humanitarian response programming for long term resilience.

Disaster Risk Reduction in Christian Aid’s Rohingya Response

In May 2017, Cyclone Mora affected 355,000 in Cox’s Bazar. In the Rohingya camps, an estimated 70% shelters and 70-80% latrines were damaged. There are no cyclone shelters within the Rohingya camps and settlements, due to land constraints and government restrictions on permanent structures. With exceptions for the most vulnerable, there is no plan to evacuate the Rohingya camp population to cyclone shelters in the host community. Christian Aid's strategy involves: Community Risk Analysis (CRA) Risk mitigation Increase community resilience Pre-positioning of supplies

Shifting the Power Bangladesh: humanitarian capacity building

Shifting the Power aims to create a balanced humanitarian system and move towards locally owned and led responses. This outlines the agenda, aims and voices from Bangladesh.

The Climate Challenge

Case study on community adaptation and women's empowerment in Bangladesh.

LPRR: briefing note

The Linking Preparedness Response and Resilience (LPRR) project is part of a growing portfolio of Start Network Engage projects funded by UK aid from the UK Government, through its Disaster and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP). LPRR, started in January 2015, will run until the end of December 2017. It seeks to increase preparedness and resilience capacity in conflict and response settings by improving resilience-building strategies in multi-hazard and multi-risk environments. Led by Christian Aid, LPRR joins together nine agencies (Action Aid, Christian Aid, Concern, Help Age, King’s College London, Muslim Aid, Oxfam, Saferworld and World Vision) to promote resilience in humanitarian responses to disasters and conflict contexts.

Tipping the energy balance

This paper explores the nature and scope of energy financing in six key developing countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Kenya and Malawi.

LPRR: action learning research

In order for productive learning to occur within the context of this project, monitoring practices must be robust and go beyond collecting data against indicators. This is especially important within a resilience context, as the pre-emptive baseline measurement that is usually used for measuring progress/success is not desirable here. Instead, an ‘outcome harvesting’ approach is more practical, as it does not measure progress towards predetermined outcomes or objectives, but rather collects evidence of what has been achieved, and works backward to determine whether and how the project or intervention contributed to the change. Within the LPRR project there is a need for rigorous evaluation, which balances accountability and learning. Given the ever-evolving evidence base of ‘what works under what conditions’ coupled with the need to demonstrate quality, impactful programming in both upwards and downwards accountability, these types of robust evaluations are essential. In order to ensure learning and accountability are achieved through evaluations, they must be well-planned and budgeted for. This is where the role of the learning strand comes in; by recognising that learning is essential at the outset, it enables it to be included within the design of the project.

Low-carbon development in South Asia: leapfrogging to a green future

The report gives examples of the potential for low-carbon energy in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan.

Low-carbon development in South Asia: Bangladesh

With the right policy, technology and investment in Bangladesh, renewables could deliver energy for all.  

Crazy Climate classroom activities

Age: 7-11 Subject areas: Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)/Global Citizenship Geography/Environmental Studies Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE)/Personal, social and emotional development (PSED) Religious Education (RE)/Religious Studies (RS) This resource encourages pupils to think about the effects of climate change – who it affects most and how it affects them. But it is not all doom and gloom: it is instead an opportunity for change. Pupils will consider how they can help stop climate chaos through their own lifestyle choices. They will learn about how climate change affects children in other parts of the world and how Christian Aid’s work is helping to create a more sustainable world.

Crazy Climate classroom activities - Welsh

Age: 7-11 Subject areas: Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)/Global Citizenship Geography/Environmental Studies Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE)/Personal, social and emotional development (PSED) Religious Education (RE)/Religious Studies (RS) This resource encourages pupils to think about the effects of climate change – who it affects most and how it affects them. But it is not all doom and gloom: it is instead an opportunity for change. Pupils will consider how they can help stop climate chaos through their own lifestyle choices. They will learn about how climate change affects children in other parts of the world and how Christian Aid’s work is helping to create a more sustainable world.

Crazy Climate case studies

Age: 7-11 Champa from Bangladesh and Fatima from Senegal talk about their experiences of living in countries affected by climate change.

Crazy Climate case studies - Welsh

Age: 7-11 Champa from Bangladesh and Fatima from Senegal talk about their experiences of living in countries affected by climate change.

Crazy Climate country profiles

Age: 7-11 Key facts and information about Bangladesh and Senegal to use alongside our Crazy Climate resources.

Crazy Climate country profiles - Welsh

Age: 7-11 Key facts and information about Bangladesh and Senegal to use alongside our Crazy Climate resources.

Crazy Climate PowerPoint presentation

Age: 7-11 Our Crazy Climate PowerPoint presentation introduces the topic of climate change and poverty, and features pictures from around the world.