Disaster Resilience 

To spread the word about the best-kept secret to impactful disaster programming, Give2Asia devoted an entire month of programming to conditions and strategies to establish disaster-resilient communities. Explore these stories and info-series' below!


When most people think of donating aid to disaster relief, they think of response efforts after a disaster has struck. And yet preparedness measures before a disaster strikes is one of those most impactful methods of minimizing damages and loss of life after a disaster - at the same time that it is the least supported by global aid. 

By learning more about how to support effective disaster programming, donors can be positioned to provide more thoughtful and effective support to communities vulnerable to disasters. Give2Asia's programming is structured with holistic approaches in mind so that projects are both sustainable and scalable across the region. 

Infoseries: The Impacts of Better Disaster Programming

The Overlooked Potential of Disaster Preparedness

Inclusion Keeps the Marginalized from Becoming Even More Vulnerable During Disasters

On the Ground: Stories from the NGO Disaster Preparedness Program

Give2Asia has been working with the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) to establish disaster-resilient communities through innovative programs in eight countries in Asia. Four projects in Bangladesh and the Philippines have been engaged in particularly extensive multi-year projects to transform their communities. Watch their stories in the video series below!

Shontoug Foundation

Creating learning farms to spread knowledge of climate-resilient agricultural practices in the Philippines. 


Establishing a model eco-village to spread disaster resilience in the Sundarbans, Bangladesh


Equipping fisher communities in Bangladesh with new technology to protect from climate-related dangers


Supporting Typhoon Yolanda victims in Maliwaliw island with sustainable houses and disaster relief programming

Knowledge and Resource Sharing

Resources for Download


Toolkit on Facilitating Inclusion in Disaster Resilience

A Practical Guide for Community-Based Organizations


Case Study: Timor-Leste

Community-Led Disaster Management in a Post-Conflict State

A Network for NGOs to Join, Collaborate, and Expand

Webinar Recordings

Insights from the Field

Lessons from Nepal on Coordinated Disaster Response

This case study examines how it is possible that of the billions donated to support Nepal's earthquake recovery, only 10% were actually put to use. How can disaster programming be reimagined to enable us to properly support the communities that need it most? 

Read the blog post for the answer. 

The Climate for Philanthropy in Australia is Heating Up

Give2Asia's Australia Field Advisor Anita Toy describes the increasingly volatile weather conditions facing the region, and the way that indigenous land management practices could hold the key to mitigating its potential harms. 

Read her blog post here. 

Unexpectedly Vulnerable: Taiwan's Need for Community-Based Disaster Education

Jill Chang, Give2Asia's Field Network Manager, explains the conditions that make Taiwan unexpectedly vulnerable to disaster risks. It requires intentional and holistic disaster education programming to ensure its stability from weather threats.

Read her blog post here. 

Get Involved: Current Mobilizations* in Need of Support

*as of September 2018. For more updated information on our current mobilizations, check the Disaster Programs page.


Kerala Flooding Response


Lombok Earthquake Response


Myanmar Flooding Response

To learn more about Give2Asia's work in disaster programming, resource sharing, and network building, contact Disaster Programs Manager Sheena Agarwal at sagarwal@give2asia.org