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"Response 2 Resilience is working with local partners in the most vulnerable communities to develop innovative strategies to strengthen capacity to mitigate and adapt to stressful environmental and manmade conditions through disaster risk reduction and resilience building measures."
-Ambassador William J. Garvelink

 


 

Initiatives

ResilientResearch Program

The American Red Cross (ARC) and the International Federation Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have established the Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) as a reference center to support innovation and learning in disaster preparedness. All over the world, the Red Cross and Red Crescent (RC/RC) network is striving to help communities prepare for disasters. In the face of global trends, Red Cross and Red Crescent national societies must develop additional capacity and resources to effectively meet changing needs. To further this mission, the GDPC established the ResilientResearch Program.

Program Goal: To identify, prioritize, and support applied research that will deepen the evidence base of good practice around disaster preparedness to strengthen the capacity of national societies and improve the caliber and impact of RC/RC services in disaster preparedness.

The ResilientResearch Program supports individuals, teams, and organizations to engage in interdisciplinary disaster preparedness research to strengthen the capacity and deepen the knowledge of the RC/RC (along with the disaster risk management community) that results in improved actions taken in advance of a disaster to ensure adequate response and recovery to its impacts. Research areas include (but are not limited to): planning, exercises, training, equipment, statutory authority, early warning, risk communication, risk perception, public preparedness, etc. Read more here.