Community Resilience Programme, BRIDGE

The acronym BRIDGE Programme which is Building Resilience Inclusion Development and gender Equity was designed and structured in a manner that it is integrated, taking on board Health, WASH and Disaster Risks Reduction (DRR)/Climate Action, Gender Equity and Reproductive Health and Rights for the people especially young women and men in the 62 communities in the 6 operational districts of Bo, Pujehun, Moyamba, Bonthe, Kenema and Kono, respectively.

The BRIDGE provides links between previous and current development efforts and gains. It encompasses health care, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), disaster risks reduction (DRR), gender equity and reproductive health and rights, knowledge, and skills in reduction of climate change effects, community ownership of change processes and feedback. The programme therefore targets the most vulnerable groups in the target areas, i.e. adolescent girls, women of reproductive age, men and youth.

The programme is purposefully designed to augment equal participation and involvement of men, women, youth, and persons with disability including local authorities.