Please bear with us while we design and build-out the GDPC website, which will launch in early 2013. In the meantime, we hope the information here is useful in helping you to learn more about the GDPC and its services.
All over the world, the Red Cross and Red Crescent network is striving to help communities prepare for disasters. In the face of global trends that are exacerbating the impacts of disasters, such as rapid urbanization and climate change, Red Cross and Red Crescent national societies must develop additional capacity and resources to effectively meet changing needs.
To assess the needs and potential scope for the GDPC an assessment was completed in May 2012.
With RC/RC national societies and their partners serving as its primary target audience, the GDPC provides services in three main areas — Knowledge Management, Research and Technical Assistance — in order to build national and community level preparedness.