Since January 2014, Give2Asia has partnered with community-based organizations (CBOs) in South and Southeast Asia to understand best practices and learnings for locally-led disaster preparedness and community resilience. This work has helped Give2Asia to identify specific CBO partners as part of an extensive effort to make Disaster Preparedness a larger part of the portfolio of international philanthropists and corporate foundations.
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Silang, Cavite, Philippines & San Francisco, California USA
IIRR pioneered the writeshop methodology and has been using it to build the capacity of organizations by promoting learning and reflection. There is growing pressure on development organizations to show evidence of their works. This requires systematic documentation, packaging and dissemination, which are weakness of many development organizations. Innovating Writeshop for Documentation of Impact is given as a five-day training program by IIRR.
There are mainly two reasons that necessitate writeshops:
Communities around the world, especially in Africa, are facing a serious of challenges towards establishing sustained progress due to the changing climate patterns. Farmers and pastoralists in Africa, who are experiencing delayed rains, work hard to bridge the gaps of food insecurity by adapting new ways. Rainfall variability and drought in many parts of Africa are some of the manifestations of climate variability. Indeed, climate change is happening and felt by communities.
The future of African small-scale producers depends on their ability to play an active and meaningful role in market dynamics. By effectively participating in and influencing the value chains that link them to suppliers, traders and consumers, smallholders will be able to earn more from their crops, livestock and small businesses.