The overarching result sought by the Group is that the IASC system, as part of wider efforts, is effectively and efficiently prepared to respond to emergencies and protracted crises. Please refer to Terms of Reference and Ref. Group Work Plan
These Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are intended to help catalyse and guide earlier humanitarian and development action to future ENSO-related extreme weather events (including drought, flooding, cyclones and extreme heat/cold and related events such as disease outbreaks). The SOPs outline what actions need to be taken, by whom and by when, once there are warning signs of a possible or impending ENSO event, to mitigate or prevent its impacts. They outline development and humanitarian actions for the international system.
Agenda:Status update on individual work streams as per TORRisk Analysis, Early Warning, Early ActionINFORMSOP for ENSO (El Niño) eventsPreparedness Approaches, in particular the ERPSimulationThe Case for Preparedness IASC RG REWP Meeting Summary - 22nd March 2017
Agenda:Review and endorsement of the draft work plan 2016-17 for the group, and validation of the proposed lead entities for activities.Status update on individual work streamsRisk Analysis, Early Warning, Early Action: EWEAR Report, InfoRM, and slow onset SOPPreparedness Approaches, in particular the ERPSimulationThe Case for Preparedness - Return on Investment (RoI) StudyTechnology: ALERT project and proposed workshopOperational LessonsAOB
In early 2015, a joint UNICEF/ WFP research initiative supported by DFID and conducted by the Boston Consulting Group established that the average financial return on investment (ROI) for 49 humanitarian preparedness interventions analyzed in high risk contexts is more than 200%.This means that every $1 spent on preparing is worth more than $2 in the event of an emergency. Preparedness was also shown to save responders more than one week of operational time on average – reaching more people faster to save more lives.
ALERT is an innovative information management system that improves disaster preparedness, helping humanitarian agencies to respond with greater speed, efficiency and effectiveness, before and immediately after a disaster strikes. It aims to streamline the emergency preparedness and response process and enhance coordination and learning across humanitarian agencies and donors.
This Concept Note proposes the establishment of a Global Preparedness Partnership (“GPP”) between the Vulnerable Twenty Group (V20), donors and multilateral organizations to strengthen national and local preparedness and develop predictable arrangements for response and recovery in countries most at-risk to the impact of climate change and disasters.
The new global partnership for preparedness (GPP) is led by the Vulnerable Twenty (V20) Group of Ministers of Finance of the Climate Vulnerable Forum which represents 43 high risk developing nations in collaboration with UN agencies, including the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Food Programme (WFP), as well as the World Bank's Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR).
The Global Preparedness Partnership (GPP) between the Vulnerable Twenty Group (V20) , donors and multilateral organizations to strengthen national and local preparedness and develop predictable arrangements for response and recovery in countries most at-risk to the impact of climate change and disasters.