The conference was organized by the Resilience Measurement, Evidence and Learning (RMEL) Community of Practice (CoP) and strategic partners.
[New Orleans, LA, November, 2018]— Three GOAL´s resilience experts participated in the first conference that gathered global leaders, resilience measurement and research experts, resilience monitoring, evaluation and learning practitioners; programmers and influencers. The conference took place between November 12 and 15 at the Jung Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana to present GOAL’s Analysis of the Resilience of Communities to Disasters (ARC-D) Toolkit, as well as sharing experiences with other resilience technical advisors.
Figure 1. Photograph by Nadia Cruz, GOAL Honduras.
The conference included various plenary sessions, panels, and papers led by different members of the conference. Gabriela Cáceres, resilience unit manager based in Honduras, participated in the panel session “Evidence to Action in Different Settings” presenting “Resilience Measurement to Reduce the Gap Between Evidence and Action” about the ARC-D Toolkit application in urban contexts and how it has helped shape resilience programming in high risk informal settlements in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
GOAL’s resilience specialists participated in various sessions, linking resilience to gender, market systems, climate information, framework for designs, amongst others. A skills-building agenda was set up on the last day to discuss solutions towards analyzing challenges and creating opportunities for enhancing the resilience of people and systems in differing contexts. The RMEL Conference is the first of three international events where GOAL plans to present the ARC-D Toolkit as a mechanism to measure resilience at community level and exchange experiences within various practitioners and researchers to improve resilience programming and innovations globally.
Figure 2. Photographs by Andrew Goss, RMEL.
GOAL´s Resilience boilerplate:
Established in 1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian and development agency, committed to working with communities to achieve sustainable and innovative early response in crises, and lasting solutions to poverty and vulnerability. GOAL has worked in over 60 countries and responded to almost every major humanitarian disaster. We are currently operational in 13 countries globally.