Here are a few ideas on actions you can take to protect safety, health, and well-being of yourself and those around you.
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The actions on this page can be adapted an combined to build local resilience solutions. The actions include guidance and examples that can be used as ingredients in ‘recipes’ for local resilience. The actions include both technical actions (e.g. how to conduct a local risk assessment) as well as organising actions (e.g. how to create a partner coalition or fundraise to support local resilience activities).
Individuals and households
Protecting yourself and your family is a natural place to start.
Businesses and private sector
Protecting your business or workplace ensures that your business can keep operating when faced with crises. This protects job security for you and your colleagues and helps ensure the continuity of services that local communities rely on. Addressing risks together with others in the community can reduce threats to your business and strengthen local resilience at the same time.
Youth play a key role in leading change and promoting safety, health, and well-being throughout their communities.
Schools provide important opportunities for learning about safety, health, and well-being. They also need to protect their students, teachers, and staff and the services they provide to communities (e.g. emergency sheltering).
Community organisations, including local service organisations, religious organisations, and local social or business networks, also play key roles in providing services that communities rely on that should be protected.
- Identify existing coalitions or initiatives you can build on
- Identify a starter group of partners
- Map potential partners who can add value
- Invite and engage.
Focus on priority threats and set a collective target
- Review existing assessments and secondary data
- Use participatory approaches to review with communities which threats affect them most
- Factor in evolving risk patterns
- Prioritize key threats around which communities are interested to mobilize
- Identify a mobilisation target contributing toward the global 1 billion person goal (e.g. reaching 1 person per household, or students in all schools in the country.
Identify the combination of solutions needed to meet the target
- Build on existing programmes
- Identify which solutions
- can be undertaken by direct action or
- may require indirect action – e.g. advocacy – to influence decision-making by national and local governments, the private sector, and other stakeholders.
- Recruit partners that can provide solutions in any gap areas
Mobilise and advocate around the solutions
- Plan to mobilize people and communities as a part of the solution.
- Combine social marketing with direct calls to action – steps people, communities, and organizations can take to protect themselves and their communities.
- Identify opportunities for local resourcing to sustain solutions.
Record your contributions
- Identify a 1BC target for your country, city, or district. Following the 1 person per household goal, some countries are setting their own target of households to reach to determine their national or local share of the 1 billion people target.
- Record the contributions of your current program activities toward the 1BC goals. 1BC contributions will also be cross-referenced toward the SDGs and the Localization agenda of the Grand Bargain.
- Check back for new tools on recording individual contributions which are in development.