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Building Resilience through Education

Objective

The Building Resilience Through Education (BRTE) Consortium brings together partners from academia, the private sector and the NGO sector to find innovative ways to strengthen the resilience of communities affected by recurring disasters. This project has its origins in an ex-post impact evaluation of Concern Worldwide’s twenty-five year engagement in Wolaita, Ethiopia. Conducted by University College Dublin’s Centre for Humanitarian Action in collaboration with Wolaita Sodo University, the evaluation found that, despite significant improvements in communities’ capacities to both absorb the effects of recurring disasters and to adapt their livelihoods based on experience of recent disasters, they remain extremely vulnerable to their natural and environmental context. As a result there is an urgent need for a novel approach that moves beyond supporting the mere absorption of or adaptation to recurring shocks and that transforms the capacity of exposed communities. The BRTE partnership has identified the importance of education in bringing about this transformative change. It aim is to build the capacity of Wolaita’s educational institution in pursuit of the following objectives:
• To build the requisite critical infrastructure to enable resilience education and research;
• To establish an educational platform that will build human capital and transform livelihoods;
• To develop research and innovation capacity that will radically promote social and economic well-being.
The BRTE programme will serve as a model of how education can drive transformative resilience in areas subject to recurring and protracted crises.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 750 500

Participants (4)

CONCERN WORLDWIDE LBG
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 139 500
Address
Lower Camden Street 52-55
2 Dublin
Activity type
Other
RESEAU POUR L'ACTION HUMANITAIRE (NETWORK ON HUMANITARIAN ACTION)
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 36 000
Address
Place Montesquieu 1/9
1348 Louvain-la-neuve
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUTURE ANALYTICS CONSULTING LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 40 500
Address
Fitzwilliam Square 23
D02 RV08 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY CARLOW
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 130 500
Address
Kilkenny Road
R93V960 Carlow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (1)

WOLAITA SODO UNIVERSITY
Ethiopia
Address
Wolaita Sodo
Wolaita Sodo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments