How Livelihoods Support is Bolstered by Social Sources of Resilience
Join REAL for a discussion on our recently published the brief, Role of Markets in Strengthening Social Resilience Capacities in Northeast Nigeria, which documents how a combination of livelihood support and economic collectives like village savings and loan associations (VSLAs) can develop financial and social sources of resilience in crisis contexts. In protracted crises, where the state has limited capacity or lacks the political will to provide for and protect its citizens, people rely on markets and social connections for protection, information, and economic resources. Resilience capacities such as agency and confidence in the future are equally important. But how might aid interventions in protracted crises develop these important sources of resilience? Early evidence from two economic recovery interventions in Northeast (NE) Nigeria found that a combination of livelihood-support and economic collectives such as VSLAs helped develop financial and social sources of resilience through three pathways.
The event will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation in French. For more information, including panelist bios, please click here.
About the Discussion Series
REAL is organizing a series of three online events based on our recent Resilience Rapid Learning Series and lessons learned for building resilience in protracted crises and conflict-affected settings. The series of briefs examines promising program approaches in Niger, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Northeast Nigeria. These discussions will showcase emerging findings from the learning briefs on how to work differently at the intersection of peacebuilding, humanitarian aid, and development, and how to incorporate resilience perspectives in program design and implementation.
For more information about our second and third discussions in this series, including dates, please visit this page.
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