As a think tank focusing on issues relating to sustainable development and resilience studies, RDI always strives to conduct research with primary objective to make people become more resilient. Coming from that commitment, RDI has decided to form partnership through membership with Global Alliance for Urban Crises (GAUC). GAUC primarily commits to work together to enable urban communities, in particular those most at risk, to prepare for, cope with and recover more quickly from the effects of humanitarian crises, including forced displacement, natural disasters and/or armed conflicts. Therefore, we are both looking forward to advocate two principles, which are:
- Adopt urban resilience as common framework to align human rights, humanitarian and development goals.
- Manage urban displacement as a combined human rights, development and humanitarian concerns.
Hopefully, through this partnership, both RDI and GAUC can advocate the inclusion in the humanitarian reform agenda and transform them into concrete action.