Topic: Business Continuity Program

The IFRC Alert Hub Initiative Spurs Innovation for Effective Emergency Alerting.

An amazing surge of innovations in emergency alerting is happening now to ensure accurate and actionable emergency alerts reach communities around the world. New communications technology and international standards have tremendously improved all-media and all-hazard public warnings that can save lives and livelihoods.   As part of its long-standing ambitions to ensure that ‘last mile’ …

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Business Preparedness Initiative (BPI) Workshop in a Box – Indonesian Version

The BPI Workshop in a Box is a downloadable set of resources that enable any facilitator to run a series of business preparedness and resilience workshops for small and medium organizations. The workshop material is suitable for both for-profit and non-profit organizations. As a downloadable package, it contains all the information and material a facilitator …

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Business Preparedness Initiative (BPI) Workshop in a Box – French Version

The BPI Workshop in a Box is a downloadable set of resources that enable any facilitator to run a series of business preparedness and resilience workshops for small and medium organizations. The workshop material is suitable for both for-profit and non-profit organizations. As a downloadable package, it contains all the information and material a facilitator …

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Business Preparedness Initiative Toolkit

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF BPI? To save lives, protect livelihoods, and shorten recovery times following disasters. It does this by providing small and medium businesses with adaptable preparedness tools. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS? There are many benefits to using BPI tools, including: Quicker post-disaster recovery for communities More resilient supply chains for larger businesses …

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Bringing the Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Community and Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response (HADR) together.

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are rapidly changing the world as we know it. Digital technology is transforming the deployment of humanitarian assistance globally. The pandemic has accelerated this transformation with no going back. For the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, the challenge is serving the mission first, while improving the way it …

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Exploring co-benefits: Community-centred resilience building in times of Covid-19

As Covid-19 continues to affect communities globally, humanitarian and development organizations need to adapt our way of working. This case study from the Red Cross in the Philippines shows how programmes can be adapted to respond to communities’ acute needs regarding Covid-19 while maintaining a vital focus on flood resilience. Communities’ needs increased as the …

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Adaptability in Times of Covid-19: Exploring Digital Resilience Building

Traditional on-site and face-to-face resilience building activities are unavailable to humanitarian and development organizations due to the Coronavirus pandemic and related lockdowns. As communities across the globe still face risks in the form of Covid-19 as well as natural hazards like floods, finding practical ways to help communities strengthen their resilience is more important than …

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Contingency Planning Guidance

A review was carried out by IFRC from March to June 2020 on the contingency planning process at the National Society level. To respond to the major findings of the review and on the requests from National Societies and IFRC/Partner National Societies (PNS) supporting staff, these documents were developed to accompany the existing Contingency Planning …

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COVID-19: Del distanciamiento físico al acercamiento comunitario

En atención a la pandemia por Covid-19 y a los consecuentes confinamientos, el Programa de Resiliencia ante Inundaciones de la Cruz Roja Mexicana, que forma parte de la Alianza Zurich de Resiliencia ante Inundaciones (ZFRA por sus siglas en inglés), suspendió todas las actividades comunitarias y presenciales. No obstante, el equipo de Resiliencia ante Inundaciones …

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COVID-19: From physical distancing to community approach

Facing the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns, the Flood Resilience Program of the Mexican Red Cross that is implemented as part of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance (ZFRA) had to stop all community and face-to-face activities. Instead, the flood resilience team developed and implemented the “Covid-19 Community Awareness Strategy”. This case study describes how the team …

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