This research is investigating the accountability pathways citizens and civil society organisations (CSOs) are pursuing to hold their governments to account on their commitments under the Hyogo Framework for Action. Conducted with Christian Aid partners in the Philippines and Malawi, it is helping to expose the barriers and opportunities to reducing risks to disasters and climate change. It will also show how local initiatives can be better linked to national level policy processes. A tool to assist CSOs in monitoring citizen engagement over time, which considers gender dimensions and relationships of trust between actors, is being developed.
As well as providing lessons for Christian Aid partners and other CSOs this research aims to provide evidence-based recommendations to the review of the Review of the Global Platform for DRR in June 2009.
This project is part of the Climate and Disaster Governance programme: