Conflict and fragility

A resilience roadmap for eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo


Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has a complex and fluctuating risk landscape, combined with a high level of uncertainty about the future. The population is faced with multiple shocks of diverse nature and intensity, including conflicts, disasters, illnesses and lack of employment opportunities. All of them impact on household livelihoods system.

How can the resilience of population be strengthened in areas affected by multiple forms of conflicts? How can humanitarian, transition and development programs support households so that they have the necessary resources and capacities to absorb, adapt and transform in the face of future shocks, when features and consequences are often still unknown?


Experts in risks, systems and livelihoods from the government, the private sector, the NGOs, the United Nations and donors worked together for two days in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo to:


  • Describe the concepts linked with resilience, such as risks, shocks, stresses, livelihoods and capacities
  • Share a common vision of the main risks and their impact on livelihoods assets, for host families, internall displaced people and returnees from North Kivu, South Kivu and Oriental Province over the next three years
  • Draw a roadmap to strengthen resilience and inform programming
  • Explore how they can co-ordinate with other key stakeholders in order to strengthen resilience together


To support a shared vision a briefing pack was sent in advance to participants. It included notes on the methodology and preliminary findings for the eastern DRC context.


Resilience roadmap – English


Resilience roadmap – français


Briefing dossier - français


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