ALPS Resilience is committed to helping migrant and local communities in Africa overcome the challenges of forced migration by strengthening community resilience.
ALPS Resilience was founded in 2015 to serve communities negatively impacted by conflict and displacement by designing custom interventions that focus on empowering migrants, promoting integration, fostering social cohesion and preventing violence. We began by working with the Somali diaspora community in South Africa’s Western Cape, providing free English and computer classes to refugees and asylum seekers while strengthening the capacity of our community-based partner.
Today, our organisation supports a comprehensive resilience programme with projects in forced migration and violence prevention, in particular violent extremism. ALPS Resilience is currently implementing projects in Mozambique and Ukraine, with headquarters based in South Africa.
OUR AREAS OF FOCUS
We drive innovative research initiatives, implement surveys, and conduct community assessments on migration and violence prevention in Africa.
We partner with community-based organisations to implement programmes that emphasise beneficiary participation and partner capacity-building.
We advocate for policies and practice at the national and international level that reflect the best principles of international humanitarian and human rights law.
How do we define RESILIENCE?
Resilience refers to a community’s ability to withstand or recover from adverse situations, be it environmental disaster, conflict or radicalization. From our experience in the field, we advocate resilience as the critical lens through which to implement and measure stabilization and development projects.