Putting Action Lead Research into Practice and Reflections on the Ketsana, Philippines Research


By Florence Nassali

The Start DEPP workshop took place on 21/01/16 at Help age International. It brought together members from the LPRR consortium to introduce the MEL framework and give an update on project implementation activities especially the recent Ketsana Case study. LPRR is a START DEPP DfID funded 3 year, consortium led project which is aimed at strengthening humanitarian programming for more resilient communities. The consortium is led by Christian Aid and includes Action Aid, Concern Worldwide, Help Age, Kings College London, Muslim Aid, Oxfam, Safer world and World Vision. The countries of focus include Kenya, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Democratic Republic Congo, Colombia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Continue reading

CIRRR & LPRR at the UNISDR Science and Technology Conference, Geneva January 2016

Mobilising science to implement the four priorities of the Sendai Framework & the road map to get there….

Blog by: Becky Murphy (Lead researcher on the LPRR project at Kings College London & Capacity Building Officer at Christian Aid


“Science and technology can make significant contributions to resilience. However effectiveness depends on how well science is delivered and translated” David Applegate – US geological survey

Continue reading

Living with climate change – with or without the Paris Agreement

Mike Hulme
Professor of Climate and Culture
King’s College London

Given what has gone before, the Paris Agreement on climate change is certainly an impressive achievement of international negotiation. But what countries will be signing-up to, should they ratify it, is hardly going to reduce the challenges of dealing with a changing climate. And it has very little to contribute to addressing the chronic deficiencies in access for billions of people to basic welfare services, secure livelihoods and political freedoms.

Continue reading

Why Prince Charles is Wrong on Syria and Climate Change

There is no good evidence that climate change contributed to the
country’s civil war

By: Jan Selby and Mike Hulme
30 November 2015

This week Prince Charles made headlines by claiming that the Syrian civil war was partly caused by climate change. ‘There is very good evidence indeed that one of the major reasons for this horror in Syria was a drought that lasted for about five or six years,’ he told Sky News, adding that climate change is having a ‘huge impact’ on conflict and terrorism.

Continue reading

Pakistan: At the interface of Conflict Prevention Resilience Building

Integrating Conflict Prevention and Resilience for Improved Humanitarian Programming in Pakistan

“Conflict analysis allows us to think ahead more strategically about the work we are doing.” Tim Midgley, Saferworld

On August the 1st 2015, just days after the Afghan government and Taliban’s peace talks in Islamabad are postponed, the LPRR head out to Pakistan to meet the in-county team, launch the project and conduct training around the new integrated resilience and conflict prevention training.

Continue reading

Linking Preparedness Resilience and Response in Kenya

How can we improve humanitarian programming to build existing capacity of at risk communities and strengthen future resilience? How can we effectively and practically integrate conflict prevention into the work we do? How can we improve international assistance in an ever increasingly complex, insecure and volatile global context?

Continue reading