GDPC- Year in Review 2014

The Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC), as a resource center to all 189 Red Cross and Red Crescent national societies, is working with partners to make a contribution toward building resilient communities. As an integral part of the Red Cross Red Crescent network, we are well positioned to build on decades of disaster management experience in order to mobilize communities at a global level and explore creative solutions for old and new problems through research and innovative programming. We can promote learning and investment in activities that address increasing risks and can be easily replicated at scale. 

 
Over the past year, the GDPC worked with partners to launch the Universal App Program, aimed at putting life-saving first aid and disaster  preparedness information into the hands of millions of people. We expect to reach nearly 100 countries in the coming year with the First Aid app, making it available in local languages around the world. In addition, the newly-launched Hazard app pairs disaster alerts from local emergency management or hydro-meteorological agencies with Red Cross preparedness tips, giving people the chance to make more informed decisions and take action before a disaster strikes.
 
Looking ahead, the GDPC is continuing work to build community resilience, with a focus on urban settings. We will be working alongside a growing number of diverse partners, including the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), to promote resilience by encouraging local-level coalition building and creating strong advocacy campaigns that prompt action.
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