Study Session 12  Resilience and Coping Strategies


People, communities and society are vulnerable to harm arising from a range of sources. Extreme weather events and climate change add to the challenges of rapid urbanisation, population growth and environmental degradation. In order to cope with these problems, people, communities and society need to be resilient; that is, to be able to recover from such shocks and stresses, and have coping strategies to deal with them.

In this study session, you will be looking at Ethiopia’s approaches to climate change resilience. You will learn about some particular features of resilience in the water sector, as well as Ethiopia’s strategic response to climate change. You will also find out about resilience in urban areas and early warning systems that provide information to help us respond to hazards.

Learning Outcomes for Study Session 12