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R4 Rural Resilience Initiative

The R4 Rural Resilience Initiative (R4) is a comprehensive risk management approach to help communities be more resilient to climate variability and shocks. WFP and Oxfam America (OA) launched the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative (R4) in 2011 to enable vulnerable rural households to increase their food and income security in the face of increasing climate risks. R4 builds on the initial success of the Horn of Africa Risk Transfer for Adaptation (HARITA) initiative, pioneered in Ethiopia by Oxfam America, the Relief Society of Tigray (REST) and Swiss Re. Methods of support is delivered through a combination of improved resource management (risk reduction), insurance (risk transfer), microcredit (prudent risk taking), and savings (risk reserves).

Purpose of support 
Creating enabling environments and building institutional capacity
Steps to access  

Contact Each Country Regional Office:

Ethiopia, Addis Ababa
Kifle Ketema Kirkos, Kebele 26, House No. 1041, Marshall Tito Avenue, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. PO Box 25584, Code 1000, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Fax: +251 115 514433; Phone: +251 115 515188; Email: WFP.Addisababa@wfp.org

Malawi, Lilongwe
United Nations World Food Programme Family Dental Clinic, Area 14 Compound City Centre, P O Box 30571, Lilongwe, Malawi
Fax: + 265 (0) 1 773 785; Phone: + 265 (0) 1 774 666; Email: WFP.Lilongwe@wfp.org

Senegal, Dakar
Route du Méridien Président, Almadies
BP 6902 Dakar Etoile, Senegal
Fax: + 221 33 820 70 24; Phone: +221 33 859 75 50; Email: WFP.Dakar@wfp.org

Zambia, Lusaka
Plot 10/4971, Tito Road, Rhodes Park,
Lusaka, Zambia, P.O. Box 37726
Fax: +260 1 252 955; Phone: +260 1 253 845; Email: WFP.Lusaka@wfp.org

Climate objective 
Adaptation
Sectors and themes 
Agriculture, Forestry and Land-Use, Disaster risk reduction, Health, Poverty
Type of support provider 
Multilateral
Fund size 

USD 26 million (2011-2016)

Co-financing required 
No
Trustee or administrator 
World Food Programme
Contact information 
http://www.wfp.org/climate-change/initiatives/r4-rural-resilience-initiative