ZRBF activities are grouped into the three components/outputs summarised below:
  • Component 1: Application of evidence in policy making for resilience increased. 
  • Component 2: Absorptive, adaptive and transformative capacities of at-risk communities increased and improved. 
  • Component 3: Timely and cost effective response to emergencies rolled out via existing safety net and other relevant programmes. 



Component 1: Capacity development, creation of and application evidence in policy making for resilience

All capacity building and evidence base activities fall under Component 1 of ZRBF’s Outputs. These include sharing know-how and lessons learnt at international, regional, national and local level on effective resilience building initiatives and mechanisms. The activities include but are not limited to sharing of good practices in institutional set-up of resilience initiatives and road maps, inclusion of resilience measures into key national policies, plans and programmes, risk management tools, good agricultural practices and public-private- partnerships for resilience building.
ZRBF is also supporting national surveys critical for resilience programming such as livelihoods and vulnerability assessments, poverty surveys and agriculture related surveys. These national surveys ensure that robust information and data is available to influence policies and decision making around resilience.

Component 2: Improvement of Absorptive, adaptive and transformative capacities (Projects)
Under the 2016 Call for Proposals, 3 projects started implementation in nine districts, followed by 4 more projects selected in July and October 2017 bringing the number of operational districts to 18 as shown in Fig 3. The interventions are all aimed at achieving increased capacities of communities to withstand shocks and stresses.

Figure 3: ZRBF target districts and their respective Lead Grantees under the First Call


Component 3: A timely and cost effective response to emergencies (Crisis Modifier)
The ZRBF Crisis Modifier is linked to early warning systems such that there is early processing and releasing of early action funds when shocks and stressors are forecasted. This facilitates early release of funds to limit the negative effects of disasters and preserve development investments in the Fund’s areas of operation. To date, the ZRBF has activated the crisis modifier in the operational districts three times as the need arose.  The benefits gained from this intervention are tremendous. 
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