Tags: Urban context

Urban Profiling in Vietnam

American Red Cross (ARC) country office together with Vietnam Red Cross (VNRC) has been implementing Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRM) Program, supported by USAID/OFDA funding since 2011 in Vietnam. Responding to increasing urban risk, particularly effects of climate change in cities, ARC and VNRC has agreed to shift the focus of the CBDRM program …

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Urban Resilience in Asia Pacific: A Scoping Study for Red Cross and Red Crescent

IFRC Asia Pacific Zone has conducted a scoping study to map urban resilience initiatives in the Red Cross Red Crescent movement and beyond. The review looked at past and present knowledge and experiences regarding urban resilience to both provide an evidence base and prompt questions for thought and discussion at the Urban Resilience Think Tank meeting. The …

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Programmatic directions for the RCRC in building urban community resilience

Programmatic directions for the Red Cross and Red Crescent in building urban community resilience in the Asia Pacific Region This report provides guidance to IFRC in determining its role in urban disaster risk reduction. It also provides additional information, materials, tools, methodologies and approaches that can be included in the existing Federation DRR and response …

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Urban Webinars

Scroll down to watch the descriptions and video recordings of the webinars organized by the IFRC Urban Collaboration Platform on a variety of topics such as: Rethinking Urban Community Risk Reduction and Resilience while responding to COVID-19 The Coalition Building process for Urban Resilience Heatwaves in cities Nature-based solutions for urban resilience Urban migration and …

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The Urban Amplifier: Humanitarian Action in Urban Crises

The European Commission’s Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) has taken stock of its funded interventions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its humanitarian response in urban environments. Based on an internal survey undertaken in 2017, this report highlights the wealth of experiences and good practices, and provides …

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RCRC Urban Newsfeed Compilation

This is a compilation of the newsfeeds that was shared with the Red Cross/Red Crescent (RCRC) Urban Collaboration Platform (UCP) members since 17 June 2017. You can find brief information about the UCP here. You can also check out the resports of the workshops organized by the UCP in Copenhagen and in Oslo. ************************************************* Newsfeed #10 …

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Settlement Approaches in Urban Areas

This Compendium of case studies published by the Global Shelter Cluster aims to contribute to building a body of knowledge to promote and improve the application of settlement based approaches in humanitarian response. This initial collection of case studies represents one vehicle the working group is using to further the discussion on settlement based approaches.

The Humanitarian as Negotiator

This paper examines the dynamics at play in ongoing efforts to cultivate negotiation capacity among professionals working in the humanitarian sector. Based on extensive interviews conducted with humanitarian practitioners, this paper addresses three overarching issues. The first is humanitarian professionals’ current understanding of humanitarian negotiation as a concept. On this issue, the paper examines the …

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Urban Stakeholder Engagement and Coordination

This guidance note provides key principles and considerations for individual organisations to use when making decisions on how to engage and coordinate with local and international actors throughout the programme life-cycle, to ensure effective implementation of the agency’s response. It is intended to help improve the communication, collaboration, and coordination of humanitarian agencies with other …

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