However, this term does have the potential for a broader definition to help move forward the peacebuilding process. Recently we were shown another definition of resiliency in relations to local governance, and this definition describes resilience as the ability of community actors and local governance structures to collectively cope and recover from various external stresses. I really liked this concept of a collective process for recovery, to which the people and the governance structures (who sometimes causing the stresses) can move forward together.
The effectiveness of local governance systems plays a huge role in creating an inclusive environment for the voices of the people to be heard and their ability to act in crisis. Combining local governance with the concept of resilience will strengthen local communities and create a sense of local responsibility to problem solving.