Community early warning systems: guiding principles

Early warning is one of many important tools that contribute to the prevention of disasters and preparedness for hazards and threats, of any kind. It greatly enhances disaster risk reduction. A well-prepared National Society or NGO will understand and promote the role of people-centred early warning systems in reducing risk.

The present guiding principles of community early warning systems is a living document that launches a process to compile and capitalize on a rich and growing body of evidence and effort. It gains value by highlighting efforts underway from more than 50 countries across the world, both inside the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and alongside it, through key partners. It is meant as a starting point from which to catalyze a community of practice in community early warning systems. It is hoped that readers will contribute to this dialogue, actively sharing additional examples of good practice and lessons learned.

 

 

Published 2013-08-07

Document Information

Publication year
2012
Format
pdf, 84p.
Rights
© International Federation of Red Cross, Geneva
Our thematic areas
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

Document Information

Publication year
2012
Format
pdf, 84p.
Rights
© International Federation of Red Cross, Geneva
Our thematic areas
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)