Climate and conflict-related displacement has been on the rise with numbers of refugees and Internally Displaced People more than doubling between 2010 and 2020. As the climate crisis deepens this number is likely to rise even faster in the decade to come.
International humanitarian agencies are struggling to cope, and often lack the time and the knowledge to ensure that human lives and also landscapes and biodiversity are not further endangered through the use of harmful construction and sanitation practices that decimate, rather than enhance, bioregions and natural environments.
Re-Alliance exists to promote a regenerative approach to disaster, displacement and development. It provides a platform for skills, knowledge and evidence sharing, and makes connections and brokers relationships between its members who are located across the world and have experience in settlement design, WASH management, regenerative capacity building, livelihoods development, agroecology and shelter building.
Across a three-year project, Re-Alliance will identify and support up to fifteen regenerative approaches, carried out in both informal settlements and more formal camp environments, that put examples of these approaches into practice, testing their benefits and refining their designs.
Using evidence from these projects, Re-Alliance plans to develop a series of guidelines, to be shared with other community responders - but which could also be taken up by larger humanitarian agencies.
Treebeard is providing restricted multi-year funding to support the regenerative camps
and settlements pilots between 2022 and 2025.