The Asia and Pacific region is experiencing a sharp increase in climate shocks and stresses. Floods, droughts, cyclones and heat stress are already impacting the livelihoods, health, food, and water security of millions of people, especially vulnerable women and men below and near the poverty line.

Moreover, the adverse impacts of climate change are largely felt at the local level due to socioeconomic and environmental factors. Hence, there is an urgent need for pro-poor climate adaptation solutions that can be delivered at scale and tailored to local contexts.

It is in this context, that the Community Resilience Partnership Program or CRPP, has been designed by the Asian Development Bank, in partnership with Huairou Commission and the International Institute for Environment and Development, to support governments and communities in Asia and the Pacific Region to scale up pro-poor resilience investments, especially at the community level.

A key focus of the CRPP is to strengthen local institutions to enable them to mainstream adaptation and improve governance, empowering poor women and men to participate in decision-making processes, in line with the locally-led principles of the Global Commission on Adaptation.

Through such an approach, the CRPP aims to facilitate channeling of climate finance to the local level, thereby ensuring its responsiveness to the priorities of the poorest.

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Community Resilience Partnership Program (CRPP)

The Asia and Pacific region is experiencing a sharp increase in climate shocks and stresses. Floods, droughts, cyclones and heat stress are already impacting the livelihoods, health, food, and water security of millions of people, especially vulnerable women and men below and near the poverty line.

Moreover, the adverse impacts of climate change are largely felt at the local level due to socioeconomic and environmental factors. Hence, there is an urgent need for pro-poor climate adaptation solutions that can be delivered at scale and tailored to local contexts.

However, limited climate adaptation finance is reaching the local level to respond to the needs of the vulnerable women and men.

It is in this context, that the Community Resilience Partnership Program or CRPP, has been designed by the Asian Development Bank, in partnership with Huairou Commission and the International Institute for Environment and Development, to support governments and communities in Asia and the Pacific Region to scale up pro-poor resilience investments, especially at the community level.

A key focus of the CRPP is to strengthen local institutions to enable them to mainstream adaptation and improve governance, empowering poor women and men to participate in decision-making processes, in line with the locally-led principles of the Global Commission on Adaptation.

Through such an approach, the CRPP aims to facilitate channeling of climate finance to the local level, thereby ensuring its responsiveness to the priorities of the poorest.

Established in 2021, the CRPP will be implemented over a period of 10 years, providing a long-term commitment for building resilience of poor and vulnerable people to the impacts of climate change. It will be operationalized through the Community Resilience Financing Partnership Facility.

The Facility will include a Trust Fund, to be administered by ADB, which will provide technical assistance and grant resources to participating countries for knowledge and action research, preparation of large-scale bankable adaptation investments, and capacity building for local governments, communities and institutions, and for testing innovative approaches through pilots.

In addition to ensuring that all activities appropriately mainstream gender, the trust fund includes a dedicated gender window with funds earmarked specifically for supporting women-focused investments.

Recognizing that adaptation needs are context specific, implementation of the CRPP will be led by the participating countries’ governments in close partnership with communities.

The CRPP will be implemented in close collaboration with ongoing global, regional, and national programs on resilience, and financial institutions, including global climate funds.

Join the CRPP to support investments in climate resilience that reach scale while ensuring no one is left behind.

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