WHS - Global Preparedness Partnership - Concept Note

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This Concept Note proposes the establishment of a Global Preparedness Partnership (“GPP”) between the Vulnerable Twenty Group (V20)[1], 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 goal of the GPP is to support countries reach an essential level of readiness, so that situations do not spiral out of control and development gains are not lost when hazards strike.  This partnership will initially focus on 20 countries, so they reach an agreed level of readiness by 2020. 

Following the endorsement by V20 Finance Ministers in principle at their 2nd Ministerial Dialogue on 14 April 2016, the GPP was launched as a major new initiative at the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS).

[1] The V20 are the Finance Ministers of the member states of the Climate Vulnerable Forum, a group of 43 highly vulnerable developing countries affected by climate change from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Pacific. Further details on the wok of the group and its members can be found at: http://www.v-20.org/