Topic: Urban Preparedness

What Makes A Community Disaster Ready? A Meta-Evaluation.

0Reports Reviewed 0Organizations Covered Over the course of 2019-2020, the American Red Cross commissioned a meta‑evaluation to explore what makes a community disaster-ready. This meta-evaluation examines 24 program or project evaluations, half of which were of American Red Cross community disaster preparedness programs, and half of the programs implemented by external actors. The aim of …

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World Cities Report 2020

The World Cities Report 2020 convincingly affirms that well-planned, managed, and financed cities and towns create economic, social, environmental and other unquantifiable value that can vastly improve the quality of life of all. Urbanization can be leveraged for the fight against poverty, inequality, unemployment, climate change and other pressing global challenges. In this regard, sustainable …

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Healthy Pandemic Resilient Cities

Most of the world’s cities have spent considerable time and effort enhancing their resilience against a whole host of threats and risks, particularly relating to climate change, extreme weather events and rising sea levels. But until now, the potentially devastating impact of a pandemic had not played a large role in collective thinking about planning, …

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El Salvador, Honduras and Colombia prepared for effective response

October, 8 – 11, 2018 Jose Bonilla, Institutional Preparedness Advisor, and Roberto Brito, Director for Latin America and the Caribbean for the American Red Cross briefed the National Red Cross Societies of El Salvador, Honduras, and Colombia, on the Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) tool for assessing institutional capacities. This tool was developed by the …

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Webinars: Rethinking Urban Community Risk Reduction and Resilience while responding to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that cities are at the front lines of this crisis and will be at the front lines of any similarly globalized crisis in the future. With these four webinars, we aim to unpack the fundamentals of responding to pandemics effectively in urban areas. SESSION 1  12 June 2020 The COVID-19 …

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Why Disaster Preparedness Cannot Wait

‘Delay and pay, or plan and prosper’, is the crystal clear message from IFRC Head, Jagan Chapagain and Andrew Steer, President and CEO of the World Resources Institute, in a recent piece titled, Why Disaster Preparedness Cannot Wait. With mounting evidence that climate change is behind the growing intensity of frequency of floods, storms, droughts, …

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