Local perceptions of Community Resilience in Tigray, Ethiopia

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CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Poster contribution to the Building Resilience for Food & Nutrition Security conference on 15-17 May. Organised by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Farming First.

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Local perceptions of Community Resilience in Tigray, Ethiopia

  1. 1. Local Perceptions of Community Resilience inTigray, Ethiopia Wiebke Förch (2012) Community resilience in drylands and implications for local development in Tigray, Ethiopia. PhD Thesis University of Arizona (w.foerch@cgiar.org) Characteristics of community resilience in drylands faced with persistent food insecurity and vulnerability Towards a framework for determining levels of community resilience -> informing development interventions for sustainability • Context specific <-> broader applicability • Qualitative approach <-> quantifiable tool • Measurable indicators Women Men Peace & conflict resolution Good governance Opportunities for women Aspirations & planning for the future Positive internal competition Food security Access to infrastructure Wise NRM Cooperation Livelihood diversification Wise NRM Positive internal competition Work ethic Implementing innovations Implementing innovations Work ethic Food security Saving culture Saving culture Cooperation Aid independence Aid independence Livelihood diversification Access to infrastructure

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