Disaster preparedness is the knowledge and capacities developed by governments, response and recovery organizations, communities and individuals to effectively anticipate, respond to and recover from the impacts of likely, imminent or current disasters.
Disaster response is action taken directly before, during or immediately after a disaster in order to save lives, reduce health impacts, ensure public safety and meet the basic subsistence needs of the people affected.
We provide services in...
International and regional disaster response law and domestic implementation – drafting, comparative research, analysis, advice
Governance and institutional arrangements for disaster preparedness and response – evaluation of effectiveness, mandates, practical recommendations
Disaster preparedness plans – advice and drafting
Simulations and desk-top exercises - drafting, preparation, coordination
Humanitarian coordination of the various actors in a sector or specific response and recovery operation
Quality and accountability standards in disaster response and recovery
Managing shelter, housing, land and property issues in response, recovery and reconstruction
Planning and coordination of responses to disaster and climate-related displacement, including relocation
Evaluation of disaster response operations - real-time and post-disaster
Consultations, training and lecture programs on international and national law, policy on disaster response and its implementation; and disaster response and recovery operations