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

Jonathan Ulrich 18 May 2021

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 …

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Mapping the knowledge-building of a global network

Nesrine Aouinti 19 Apr 2021
Why are we mapping research? As a member of the Red Cross Red Crescent Research Consortium (RC3), the Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) devel...

Migrants hit an “invisible wall” in accessing COVID-19 care and vaccines

Nesrine Aouinti 06 Apr 2021
Originally posted on IFRC website: Geneva, 9 March 2021 – A new report released today documents an “invisible wall” that has blocked migrants fr...

Taking large-scale action to raise disaster risk awareness in Albania

Jonathan Ulrich 30 Mar 2021
On the latest International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Albanian Red Cross partnered with the National Agency for Civil Protection, the Minis...

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

Jonathan Ulrich 26 Mar 2021
Traditional on-site and face-to-face resilience building activities are unavailable to humanitarian and development organizations due to the Coronavir...

The Blue Guide To Coastal Resilience, Protecting Coastal Communities Through Nature-based Solutions

Nesrine Aouinti 10 Feb 2021
On February 2, 2021, the Nature Conservancy published The Blue Guide to Coastal Resilience that provides Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) planners a...

Data Readiness Toolkit Launched to Build Competencies of National Societies

Celine Erickson 05 Jan 2021
New DATA READINESS TOOLKIT aims to build data competencies across the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement The Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) h...

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Better together: Working with local partners to build flood resilient infrastructure in Montenegro
Jonathan Ulrich 01 Sep 2021
The Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities (FRMC) provides a holistic and systematic picture of communities’ strengths and gaps when it comes ...
Community brigades were put to the test during floods in Tabasco, Mexico
Jonathan Ulrich 13 Jul 2021
When Tabasco experienced the most severe floods in decades last autumn local community brigades were put to the test. Leveraging their human and socia...
Highlights from UNFCCC Asia Pacific Climate Week: Nepal Red Cross Secretary General Aryal shares insights on how urban resilience programming shaped Nepal’s NAP
Lucy Price 12 Jul 2021
As auxiliaries to government and interlocuters to communities, National Societies are uniquely positioned to support governments National DRR, DRM and...
Exploring co-benefits: Community-centred resilience building in times of Covid-19
Jonathan Ulrich 18 May 2021
As Covid-19 continues to affect communities globally, humanitarian and development organizations need to adapt our way of working. This case study fro...
Taking large-scale action to raise disaster risk awareness in Albania
Jonathan Ulrich 30 Mar 2021
On the latest International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Albanian Red Cross partnered with the National Agency for Civil Protection, the Minis...
Urban Hub Small Grant Winners for Urban Community Resilience: Pakistan Red Crescent and Mongolia Red Cross
Urban Hub Small Grant Winners for Urban Community Resilience: Pakistan Red Crescent and Mongolia Red Cross
Catalina Torres 07 Nov 2020
The Asia Pacific Urban Community Resilience Hub, is pleased to announce the winners of the 1st Urban Community Resilience Small Grant Initiative: Paki...
Teaching Children About Resilience in Rural Panama
Anna Vichnevetskaia 03 May 2016
In the rural communities of Guabito and Puente Blanco, located in Panama, children are helping spread the message about resilience. Thanks to the init...
Video Story Contest #MyResilienceStory
Global Disaster Preparedness Center 02 Mar 2015
The Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) piloted the #MyResilienceStory video contest from March 3rd to April 12th of 2015 to raise awarenes...
Gender perspectives in disaster recovery
Global Disaster Preparedness Center 23 Feb 2015
The following story was written by Lena Kang, Knowledge Management Intern, GDPC, based off an interview with Anjana Dayal de Prewitt, Senior Advisor, ...
Kenyans for Kenya (K4K) Initiative
Global Disaster Preparedness Center 02 Dec 2014
Throughout 2011 a devastating drought developed in Kenya that was described as the worst drought in 60 years in the Horn of Africa. By mid-year left m...