The resilience library ( is a knowledge management platform (“Platform”) that supports the Southeast Asian National Societies in promoting integrated approach, in all their activities, in order to strengthen community safety and resilience through regional learning, sharing and collaboration.

Taking an integrated approach means close collaboration among different sectors in National Societies (disaster management, health and organizational development), together with the cross cutting components of gender and diversity, youth and volunteers, disaster law, advocacy and humanitarian diplomacy, migration, climate change adaptation, etc, to support community resilience.

The Platform aims to connect Southeast Asian National Societies practitioners and resources in order to (“Objectives”): Encourage and facilitate peer-to-peer learning of the National Societies within Southeast Asia region; Retain institutional memory of National Societies and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (“IFRC”) in Southeast Asia; Showcase the collective expertise of Southeast Asian National Societies in order to optimize collaboration among the National Societies, national and regional authorities, as well as technical partners.

The Platform is moderated by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (“IFRC”) Bangkok Country Cluster Support Team. Its development and moderation since 2015 to 2017 is part of the Regional Resilience Initiative (RRI) funded by the Canadian Red Cross and the Government of Canada.

The Terms of Use should be read in conjunction with the Privacy Policy.

Appropriate Uses

The IFRC (“we”) maintains and operates the Platform as a service and resource for the benefit of the Southeast Asian National Societies and their partners. Any use of the Platform that would limit or impart the availability or quality of these services and resources is prohibited and the IFRC reserves the right to take any actions required to enforce this principle. All Users of this web site agree to abide by the policies contained herein. No one may use this web site in a manner that is contrary to the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Assumption of Risk / Disclaimer of Warranties

We will take all necessary and appropriate steps to safeguard the information that you provide and its subsequent processing, using secure systems and best practices. Only authorized personnel will have access to the information submitted to this website.

However, we cannot guarantee the security of this information. In the event that there is a breach of security or misuse of the information, we shall not be liable. The submission of information and use of the site is at the risk of the User.

The IFRC makes no guarantee of the veracity or appropriateness of any User-created content on the Platform. We are not responsible for the content contributed to the site by users but reserves the right in our sole discretion to remove or moderate offensive, commercial or irrelevant content without notification.

The IFRC makes no warranty that the site will meet a User’s individual needs, or that service will be timely, uninterrupted, secure or error-free.

The User understands that any information or data downloaded through the Platform is done at the his/her sole risk, and that the User will be responsible for any damage or loss of data that may occur due to information or data obtained through the Platform.

The IFRC expressly disclaims all liability to any person in respect to anything done or omitted to be done wholly or partly in reliance upon the contents of the Platform. IFRC staff or other individuals related to the IFRC, may participate in the discussions that take place on the Platform. Any content posted by such persons is not added in any official capacity, and the views expressed do not represent official positions of the IFRC.

Platform Content

The IFRC hereby reserves sole proprietary rights over all Platform content that was not originally created by Platform Users. This excludes all User-created text, graphics, photographs, logos, and other items that appear on the Platform. The IFRC also reserves proprietary rights over the Platform’s template, including its layout and structure. The IFRC retains the right to modify any aspect of this web site, including but not limited to the terms of use, copyright policy and privacy policy.


© 2016 Resilience Library – All rights reserved. All information contained in this Platform is the copyright of The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. No part of the structure of this publication – inclusive of the IFRC logo – may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, recording or otherwise without prior written permission of the publisher, the IFRC.

The Platform is not responsible for unauthorized re-publishing of information on other sites, and encourages content providers to monitor their content and report any misuse.


The Platform is purposely designed to allow Southeast Asian National Societies the opportunity to syndicate content. The Platform is not responsible for unauthorized re-publishing of information on other sites, and encourages content providers to monitor their content and report any misuse.

Outside Content

The IFRC is not responsible for the content of external or third-party Platforms that may be accessible or displayed through external links on the Platform. Navigating to outside Platforms through links on the Platform is done at the sole risk of the User, and the IFRC expressly disclaims any liability for any content that appears on any external site.

The opinions expressed in the sites linked from the Platform  are those of the authors and are not necessarily shared by the IFRC Secretariat or Platform administrators. Inclusion of links to sites outside the IFRC does not imply endorsement of the contents of those sites.

Dispute Settlement

Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or related to these Terms of Use or the breach, termination or invalidity thereof or to any use of the Platform by the User or of the content available therein, shall be settled amicably. Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement, or the breach, termination or invalidity thereof, that is not amicably settled by the Parties within one (1) month shall be settled by arbitration to the exclusion of the jurisdiction of local courts. The arbitration shall be held in accordance with the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) arbitration rules at present in force of which the Parties have taken due notice. The language of arbitration shall be English and the place of arbitration Geneva, Switzerland. The arbitral tribunal shall have no authority to award punitive damages. The arbitral award shall be binding and final.

Nothing in this Terms of Use shall be deemed a waiver of any of the privileges and immunities of the IFRC.

Content Submission Policy

Content Collection

Southeast Asian National Societies are invited to submit content on the subject and scope enumerated in the Objective.

The Platform is a public platform publishing summaries, or full text with permission, linking to source website(s) and/or full text, and downloadable documents with permission that the IFRC tries its best to secure in advance.

Content Types

The Platform accepts the following content types for review from Southeast Asian National Societies:

  • Documents and publications: publications, articles, reports, papers, case studies and presentations on community resilience
  • Policy and reports: national policy
  • Training and events: meetings, workshops, conferences, and training
  • Education and training materials
  • Multimedia and online resources
  • Maps depicting relevant hazard, exposure and vulnerability
Content Review

Platform administrators reserve the right to review each submission in order to consider it for its suitability. If an item submitted to that does not comply with our Objectives, the IFRC (“we”) will contact the National Society submitting to request more information or suggest revisions if appropriate.

Platform administrators’ responsibility includes:

  • Searching for new community resilience content
  • Developing sources by liaising with organizational contacts
  • Reviewing submissions
  • Classifying information for easy retrieval and searching
  • Encouraging submission of content from information partners
  • Maintaining high editorial standards to meet the needs of its Users
Content Standards

Content published on the Platform is judged to be reliable, valid, timely and objective. We do not publish content that are in contradiction with our fundamental principles (humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality).

In the event that we are alerted to any content which violates our fundamental principles and objectives, or is suspected to be otherwise inappropriate, objectionable or fraudulent, we reserve the right to remove or edit it at any time and without prior notice.

The opinions expressed in the content published on the Platform, or on sites linked to from the Platform, inclusive of editorial articles, are those of the authors and are not necessarily shared by the IFRC or Canadian Red Cross or the Government of Canada, or the Platform administrators.

Reporting Abuse

To report abuse of the Platform, including a post containing libelous, vulgar, threatening or misleading information, misappropriation of content, or any other inappropriate use, please send an email to and

Permission to Republish

When a source, other than IFRC, has been identified that fulfils the criteria of authority and reliability, timeliness and objectivity, the Platform administrator contacts the source and asks for formal permission to republish its information on the Platform. All contributions are deemed permission.