This document draws upon grassroots women’s experiences from the Huairou Commission’s membership in Southeast Asia. It highlights four community-led strategies for advancing climate and disaster resilient development. These strategies demonstrate that communities have knowledge, capacities and networks that can strengthen government-led efforts to advance resilient development.
In light of increasing disaster and climate risks that threaten to erode development and poverty reduction gains in the Asia-Pacific region, governments and development partners must re-examine their investments to develop new community partnership mechanisms. Collaborations with communities will be critical to advancing the global and national commitments towards sustainable development that can withstand the impacts of natural hazards and climate change.