Other Red Cross Red Crescent Toolkits

This section includes other toolkits related to disaster risk reduction and disaster preparedness, created by the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement.

National Societies can access these sites according to their needs in related topics like climate change, cash programming, community engagement and accountability (CEA), institutional, community preparedness, and others.

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Source: IFRC

This toolkit contains tools that can help National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies – as well as other organizations – to assess, design, implement, monitor and evaluate community engagement and accountability activities in support of programmes and operations. The toolkit should be used in conjunction with our Guide to Community Engagement and Accountability.


Source: IFRC

The Protection, Gender and Inclusion (PGI) in emergencies toolkit accompanies the IFRC Minimum standards on protection, gender and inclusions in emergencies (2018) and provides additional guidance to plan, implement and monitor those standards during an emergency response and recovery.

It is not intended that all tools will be used in each emergency response, rather this is a compendium of tools, which can be drawn on and adapted when required.


Source: CashHub

The Cash in Emergencies Toolkit has been developed to inform and guide the implementation of Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) and to improve the quality of CTP at the different phases of the project cycle when CTP strategies are deployed.


Source: Climate Center

The Climate Training Kit offers an interactive set of materials prepared by the IFRC and the Climate Centre.  This kit has been developed for the National Societies to support capacity-building on climate risk management and policy dialogues. It aims to help trainers and facilitators shape interactive training events or workshops, and tap into existing knowledge and tools within the Movement.

Video: The art and science of VCA

This film shows three VCA workshops in three very different environments: Panama, Lesotho and Bangladesh

Source: IFRC

In addressing vulnerabilities, it is the communities themselves who have the capacity to make a significant change. The Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (VCA) is a valuable methodology that helps identify solutions by using various participatory tools to gauge people’s exposure to and capacity to resist natural hazards.

The VCA aims to assess risks and hazards, involve communities, draw up actions plans to prepare for and respond to the identified risks. It is an integral part of disaster preparedness and contributes to the creation of community-based disaster preparedness programms at the rural and urban grass-roots level.

The VCA toolkit platform has been created to make the guidance, tools and other resources easily accessible to staff and volunteers. In addition, the VCA repository facilitates the collection and use of VCA reports and Plans of Action from the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement.


Source: IFRC

Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cyclical approach for a National Society to assess systematically, measure, and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of its response system to identify the areas of their response system that need improvement and take remedial actions. PER has been built on collective experiences and learning through Well-Prepared National Societies and Disaster Response Capacity Enhancement over the past two decades.

PER consists of five inter-related areas (1) Policy, Strategy, and Standards, (2) Analysis and Planning, (3) Operational Capacity, (4) Coordination, (5) Operations Support and thirty-seven components according to inter-related areas. Find the PER Summary in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, and Russian. Several case studies from National Societies using the PER approach are also available here.


Source: IFRC and Save the Children

Every year, shocks, disasters and hazards such as earthquakes, floods, pandemics, and landslides, leading to thousands of avoidable deaths. Information shared at the right time, in an understandable format, by trusted sources, can be the most effective life-saving tool in such events. The Public Awareness and Public Education (PAPE) offers actionable messages for disaster risk reduction and prevention for households and schools.

The PAPE key messages, designed by the IFRC and Save the Children, are a tool that supports communities to build their knowledge-base. National Societies can access to preparedness messages for 13 hazards to act before, during, and after a hazard.

Related Topics

Cash transfer programming, Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster Preparedness, Early Warning Systems
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