The Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) continues to empower disaster risk reduction (DRR ) practitioners around the world through innovation and learning in disaster preparedness. The 2018 – 2020 Overview Report, in a new interactive format, provides a full overview of key initiatives and achievements. Highlights include:
- The rapid and effective response to COVID-19, launching and scaling the IFRC Covid 19 Compendium and related tools/resources
- Launch and expansion of innovation and technology solutions such as a mobile app bundle as part of the Universal App Program (UAP), The WhatNow Service, and the Business Preparedness Initiative (Atlas Ready for Business)
- Research initiatives – The Immersive Technologies and Digital Games for School Preparedness, Heatwave Guide for Cities, and Designing Preparedness Messaging in Digital Applications in collaboration with the University of Washington.
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