Resilience: from the general concept to the specific context of the Sahel Key messages from the Dakar conference

20 years ago, in the context of the end of the Cold War, Groupe URD was created to work on LRRD (linking relief, rehabilitation and development). Over the two decades, we have also
worked on other themes, such as supporting coping strategies, the quality of humanitarian action, the analysis of vulnerabilities and disaster prevention and preparedness. The idea of an
action research project on resilience first emerged in 2008.