In 2005, the United States Agency of International Development (USAID) awarded Fauna & Flora International, one of the Rapid Response Facility partners, a four-year grant to analyse and reflect on the links between conservation and crises, with a particular focus on natural disaster and conflict. The project considered five FFI project sites in Cambodia, Liberia, Belize, Indonesia and Guinea.
Each of these sites represents a different political, social, and environmental context – but in each case, cross-sectoral partnerships (those involving collaboration between the conservation community and other government, business or non-profit entities) contributed significantly to crisis response.
One output of this project is a series of case studies illustrating the successes and challenges of working in partnership in a post-crisis context. Links to several of these case studies are provided below, alongside an example from the UN Foundation, another RRF partner.
Each case study provides valuable lessons in how collaborations between different types of organisations have added value to emergency or post-crisis conservation response.