In this report the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance reviews the progress made towards Alliance objectives over the course of Year 2, where they stand relative to their goals, and what they have learned about building flood and multi-hazard resilience as a result of grappling with the COVID-19 crisis. The information included in this annual report has been gathered from the second year of outcomes-based monitoring and reporting by all Alliance organisations, complemented by interviews with Alliance members.
- Year 1, from July 2018 to June 2019, largely focused on setting up the internal systems and structures to achieve our broader objectives.
- In Year 2, from July 2019 to June 2020, Alliance organisations started to implement resilience programming in communities and move forward with influencing policy and spending in the flood resilience, disaster risk reduction, disaster risk management, and climate change adaptation arenas.
Find here some insights about the best practices and lessons learned in Year 2 to improve both flood resilience programming and resilience more broadly:
- Invest in multi-hazard resilience.
- Invest in a resilience learning process
- Shift expectations for what programme sustainability entails
- Focus on the production of strong quantitative evidence to back resilience ‘asks’.
- Develop a broad resilience vision and strategy that can be realised over time through a series of practical grounded recommendations and activities.