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Welcome to the website of SECORES

SECORES is the Belgian Network on Social-Ecological Resilience. Created by 6 organizations, our network aims at

  • improving knowledge of social-ecological resilience via learning and exchanging;
  • putting our theme higher on political agendas via advocacy and dialogue;
  • stimulating synergies between interested actors

We welcome all interested organizations to join the network and work together. Click here to read how to join. Don’t hesitate to contact us. See you soon?

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Latest news

  • SECORES seminar on assessing resilience, Brussels, December 2023
    This second SECORES seminar in Brussels focused on how we can understand and assess social-ecological resilience in the field. A selection of tools were analysed in a desk study and experiences in Burundi, Benin, Uganda and the Andes were presented.
  • SECORES workshop on resilience in Cambodia, December 2023
    The workshop was held in Phnom Penh with 20 participants from Cambodian and Belgian organizations. After an introduction on resilience, experiences and challenges of resilience in Cambodia were discussed as well as possible joint future actions.
  • SECORES workshop on resilience in Benin, October 2023
    After an introduction on the concepts of resilience, some methods to measure resilience were discussed. In two groups, the questions of ‘resilience of what’, ‘resilience to what’ and ‘resilience through what’ were explored in concrete systems.

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SECORES is a network offering a platform for exchange, learning and joint action to all interested Belgian actors of international cooperation and their partner organizations. Do you want to participate in activities, working groups etc., don’t hesitate and contact us.

Joining means that you subscribe the fundamentals and internal rules of SECORES.

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Thank you for your interest in social-ecological resilience!

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Steering Committee

BOS+ is an organisation dedicated to forest conservation, better forest and more forest in Flanders and the world. BOS+ drives actions around sustainable local development by working for the conservation, sustainable management and expansion of forests, here and in the tropics. BOS+ contributes to a growing awareness of the importance of forests and trees for a liveable world for people, plants and animals. To this end, BOS+ actively cooperates with partner organisations.


CEBioS – ‘Capacities for Biodiversity and Sustainable Development’ – is a programme financed by the Directorate-General for Development Cooperation and housed at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (operational directorate ‘Natural Environment’). CEBioS assists partner countries of the Belgian Development Cooperation to implement the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) as well as other international agreements related to the sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity.


Join For Water (previously known as Protos) guarantees water for people and nature alike, today and tomorrow. They operate in 9 countries, with various different partners. Together they are focused on climate action for a balanced water cycle and preserving the environment to protect our water supplies. Join For Water improves access to, as well as the management of, drinking water and sanitation, and make water available for food production. They also strive for conscious use of water.

For more information: https://joinforwater.ngo/en/

Uni4Coop is the collaboration between four French-speaking university NGOs working together to build a fairer world. Eclosio (NGO from the University of Liège), FUCID (NGO from the University of Namur), Louvain Coopération (NGO from the University of Louvain-La-Neuve) and ULB-Coopération (NGO from the Free University of Brussels) cooperate in order to implement multiple projects, in the North as in the South. This groundbreaking innovative project is called Uni4Coop.


VIA Don Bosco is a Belgian NGO supporting the right to quality education. For 50 years VIA DB has been supporting technical and vocational training centres in Africa and Latin America to enhance the quality of education and accompany disadvantaged young people into the labour market, who thus become active citizens of the world. At the same time, VIA DB creates links between Belgian and international schools and contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.


WWF is one of the largest and most respected independent international conservation organisations in the world. With 3 000 projects and six million supporters, WWF is present in more than 100 countries. WWF-Belgium, founded in 1966 as member of the global WWF network, is one of the most important conservation organisations in Belgium. WWF-Belgium participates in major national and international projects to protect nature and build a future where humans live in harmony with nature. 

https://wwf.be/fr (Belgium), https://www.wwf.eu/ (Europe) or https://wwf.panda.org/ (international)