The Global Disaster Preparedness Centre


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431 18th St NW, Washington, D.C., DC 20006, United States

The American Red Cross and the International Federation Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have established the Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) as a resource to support innovation and learning in disaster preparedness around the world. As one of 12 reference centers in the international Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) network, the GDPC aims to strengthen and enhance disaster management – namely preparedness – capacities of Red Cross and Red Crescent national societies and their partners worldwide.

The GDPC provides specific network-wide services in response to national and community demand for tools and learning on disaster preparedness and resilience. In additional, the GDPC supports research to identify disaster preparedness programs that can be implemented effectively in a wide variety of settings. This empowers a robust global partnership spanning the Red Cross and Red Crescent network, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, regional and civil society organizations and academic institutions.

Education Cannot Wait

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3 UN Plaza, New York
NY, 10017, USA

ECW was established during the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016 by international humanitarian and development aid actors, along with public and private donors, to help reposition education as a priority on the humanitarian agenda, usher in a more collaborative approach among actors on the ground and foster additional funding to ensure that every crisis-affected child and young person is in school and learning.

Based on the recognition that continuous access to quality learning is a priority for children and families affected by conflicts, natural disasters and displacement and that no organisation can do it alone, ECW comes as a ground-breaking initiative bringing together public and private partners eager to work together differently and mobilise the funding required to deploy immediate and sustainable programmes tailor-made to the educational needs of these children.


Education Cannot Wait is hosted by UNICEF. The Fund is administered under UNICEF’s financial, human resources and administrative rules and regulations, while operations are run by the Fund’s own independent governance structure

Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM)

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The objective of Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) is to ensure equitable access to assistance, protection, and services for internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in displacement sites, to improve their quality of life and dignity during displacement while seeking and advocating for durable solutions.

The Global Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster is an Inter-Agency Standing Committee coordination mechanism that supports people affected by natural disasters and internally displaced people (IDPs) affected by conflict with the means to live in safe, dignified and appropriate settings.

Under the Cluster Approach established in 2005, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) globally co-lead the CCCM Cluster for natural disaster and conflict-induced IDP situations respectively.