April 30, 2018

Measuring Capacity Strengthening: Lessons from the Disaster Resilience Leadership Program 345pm  -  515pm Measuring Capacity Strengthening: Lessons from the Disaster Resilience Leadership Program Cape May Room

Measuring Capacity Strengthening: Lessons from the Disaster Resilience Leadership Program

Apollo M. Nkwake, The George Washington University’s Institute for Disaster and Fragility Resilience

Ky Luu, The George Washington University’s Institute for Disaster and Fragility Resilience

Deborah B. Elzie, The George Washington University’s Institute for Disaster and Fragility Resilience

Eric Corzine, The George Washington University’s Institute for Disaster and Fragility Resilience

Courtni Blackstone, The George Washington University’s Institute for Disaster and Fragility Resilience

Over the past seven years, the George Washington University’s Institute for Disaster and Fragility Resilience has implemented the Disaster Resilience Leadership (DRL) program in collaboration with partners located in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean; and with generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). The DRL program aims to (1) systematically strengthen the capacity of existing disaster risk management leaders at all levels, (2) support the development of future leaders, and (3) produce a network of public, private, and non-governmental stakeholders, by linking a series of coordinating nodes hosted by academic institutions among especially vulnerable communities. Measuring program success and using evidence to guide program delivery has been a crucial part of the DRL program. The paper discusses experiences and lessons-both from failure and success, in designing, delivering and measuring outcomes of disaster resilience leadership strengthening.

Session Category :  Concurrent Sessions