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Global Disaster Preparedness Center Launch

Global Disaster Preparedness Center

Friday, October 12, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)

Washington, DC

Global Disaster Preparedness Center Launch

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It is our pleasure to invite you to the American Red Cross and IFRC co-hosted launch of the

Global Disaster Preparedness Center

The event will include high-level speakers and interactive activities related to current efforts and initiatives around the world in disaster preparedness.

With Red Cross and Red Crescent national societies as its primary target audience, the center will focus on launching a host of services and initiatives, the center will focus on launching a host of services and initiatives, including an interactive website to foster learning, exchange of materials and  networking around DP; mobile phone applications with preparedness-related information; a research program that will fund studies on topics such as the value of social media in public awareness; and cost benefit analysis of disaster preparedness interventions.

Please RSVP by 12 pm, Friday October 5

**REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 9:30 AM on October 12.**  

 

Participants are invited to join us for two related events: 

InterAction Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group

The event will include lunch hosted by the GDPC, during which time the InterAction Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group, alongside the Emergency Building Capacity Project, will soft launch: Toward Resilience: A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation.

Iconathon with The Noun Project

On Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 10am – 3pm the Global Disaster Preparedness Center together with The Noun Project will bring together representatives from the creative community and Disaster Preparedness practitioners for an Iconathon to develop a new set of disaster preparedness symbols. If you are interested in participating please RSVP by Monday, October 8. The event will take place in the same venue as the launch event.

 

Have questions about Global Disaster Preparedness Center Launch? Contact Global Disaster Preparedness Center

When & Where



American Red Cross, Board of Governors Hall
430 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20006

Friday, October 12, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)


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Global Disaster Preparedness Center

The American Red Cross and the International Federation Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) established the Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) as a reference center to support innovation and learning in disaster preparedness within the global Red Cross and Red Crescent network and beyond.
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