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Resilience Task Force

The Food Security and Nutrition Network Resilience Task Force is a community of technical specialists and practitioners who are using resilience as an organizing framework to bring development programming and humanitarian assistance together. Dedicated to advancing the understanding of resilience programming, the Task Force provides an inclusive forum for sharing experiences and for identifying, adapting, refining and disseminating state-of-the-art methods, tools, and promising practices related to resilience programming and measurement in order to increase the positive impact of food security programs. 

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Meetings and Events

September 21, 10:00-11:30 EST.  Click here for more information and to view the recording and access slides, tools and materials presented at the RTF meeting.

April 25, 10:00-11:30 am EDT. This meeting featured a presentation of the Rockefeller Foundation CoP analysis of resilience MEL frameworks, by Jon Kurtz (Mercy Corps), as well as an overview of the Resilience Evaluation, Analysis and Learning (REAL) Award by Tom Spangler (Save the Children) and an update on the Gender and Resilience Working Group by Mara Russell (CARE).

November 10, 2016 10:00 am-11:30 am EST.  Read the notes.

August 10, 2016: View the meeting recording.

May 11, 2016: The Resilience Task Force held its first meeting, and discussed the broader resilience community, task force goals and objectives, and meeting frequency. View the meeting recording. Read the notes.

How to Get Involved

Participation in the Resilience Task Force of the FSN Network is open to those who are interested in using resilience as an organizing framework for food security and nutrition programs.

Recent Resources 

Added Value of Resilience Programming to the Ongoing 2017 Drought Response by Dustin Caniglia (Concern Worldwide) and Sarah Baran (Baran Consulting), for Concern Worldwide

Tackling Food Crisis in Somalia: How Resilience Programming has Reduced the Impact of the Current Drought from Concern Worldwide

Analysis of Resilience Measurement Frameworks and Approaches, prepared by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and Members of the Resilience Measurement, Evidence and Learning Community of Practice (CoP)

Additional Resources

Asian Resilience Measurement Workshops - Summary by Tim Frankenberger and Olga Petryniak

Should Resilience be Conceptualized and Measured Differently in Asian Rural and Urban Contexts? by Tim Frankenberger and Olga Petryniak

Qualitative Data and Subjective Indicators for Resilience Measurement by Dan Maxwell, Mark Constas, Tim Frankenberger, Dorthea Klaus, Nancy Mock

Systems Analysis in the Context of Resilience by Nancy Mock, Christopher Bene, Mark Constas, and Tim Frankenberger

Measuring Shocks and Stressors as Part of a Resilience Measurement by Tim Frankenberger, Richard Choularton, Jon Kurtz, Suzanne Nelson

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Resilience Evaluation, Analysis and Learning (REAL) Award

The Resilience Task Force collaborates with the Resilience Evalation, Analysis and Learning (REAL) Award, funded by the USAID Center for Resilience. The REAL Award provides rigorous analysis, relevant knowledge, and applicable guidance on best practices for resilience measurement, program design and implementation. Additional information and resources are found on the FSN Network REAL webpage.