Emergency Response Preparedness
We’re bridging the humanitarian and climate sectors to alleviate poverty and build communities of resilience.
Climate change is resulting in an increase in natural disasters globally. That means more people at risk, particularly vulnerable communities, and economic damage in the hundreds of billions of dollars. Rather than just responding, we harness the power of philanthropy to help more communities prepare and withstand disasters.
In 2018, we announced the launch of a new Emergency Response Preparedness Philanthropic Fund with the intention of creating a new model for emergency response. Our fund will put philanthropy to work year-round across three strategic pillars of preparedness and resilience, short-term response and long- term recovery, all while ensuring the most vulnerable communities are part of all response planning efforts. By investing in preparedness, we can reduce the impact of disasters, before they hit, while creating a safer future for the world’s most vulnerable.
Investing in emergency response preparedness