One Billion Coalition for Resilience: DC Showcase & Workshop

Showcase & Workshop

Co-hosted by the IFRC and American Red Cross

August 26, 2016

Hall of Service, American Red Cross, 1730 E Street NW, Washington, DC

The aim of the workshop is to introduce participants to the One Billion Coalition (1BC) initiative and identify how existing initiatives and their target audiences can be connected and counted through a set of easy-to-use tools and common targets.

The workshop will provide an opportunity to:

  • Gain familiarity with the key tools and ideas that are driving the One Billion Coalition for Resilience.
  • Broaden and diversify the One Billion Coalition, connecting existing campaigns and providing increased opportunities for people and community organizations to engage locally and globally

Outcomes of this workshop are to encourage participants to:

  • Become inspired partners to share the story and shape the journey of the One Billion Coalition for Resilience
  • Identify/agree on opportunities for greater collaboration with current and new partners
10:45 – 11:00 Arrival and registration
11:00 – 11:10 Welcome and setting the scene

Garry Conille, IFRC

11:10 – 11:30 Introduction to the 1 Billion Coalition for Resilience

Robert Kaufman, IFRC (video)

11:30 – 11:40 Run through of the Applications and introduction to breakout sessions

Robert Kaufman, IFRC

11:40 onward Start of lunch and Lightning Sessions
11:50 – 12:50 Lightning session 1 – Showcase of tools that directly engage people and community organizations

 12:50 – 1:20 Lightning session 2 – Highlighting national campaigns & how these can link to global networks

  1:20 –  1:45 Closing reflections on linking initiatives – Discussion of enablers and blockers leading to identifying opportunities for collaboration

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