From the Ground Up: How Community Action Redefines Global Crisis Management

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From the Ground Up How Community Action Redefines Global Crisis Management

Key considerations ahead of the 2024 UN Summit of the Future – ITPC White paper – May 2024

This white paper aims to support the urgent call to action to do things differently.

Our premise is that transformational change can only happen effectively, efficiently and sustainably, when it occurs from the ground up. We argue the need for a paradigm shift away from disparate concepts of sustainability to those of collective resilience.

Countries and communities cannot be resilient without preparedness, and preparedness cannot be achieved without communities.

Community leadership, the full, equal and meaningful participation of communities, community data and community-led monitoring, and community-led action are the crucial countermeasures to system shocks and the foundation for strong, vibrant and resilient societies.