LWF World Service Regional Management Team Meeting
(LWI) - Involving the communities at all project levels is vital to building resilience, says Susan Muis, Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Regional Program Coordinator for Asia. Representatives of the LWF programs in Myanmar-Laos, Bangladesh, and Nepal gathered in Kathmandu, Nepal, for the Regional Management Team Meeting. The main item on the agenda: how to build resilience organizationally and for the communities LWF serves.
A community-led response
LWF works with some of the most marginalized groups in the region, including Dalit communities in Nepal, displaced Rohingya in Myanmar and Bangladesh, and vulnerable local populations. In addition to political unrest, all LWF project countries are prone to natural disasters. LWF regularly assists after natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes by working closely with community disaster management committees.