Emergency Preparedness Planning Guidelines

Post date Monday, 18 January, 2016 - 13:01
Document Type Manual/Guideline, Planning
Content Themes Accountability to Affected Populations, Emergency Response, Preparedness, Humanitarian Programme Cycle, Early Warning
Sources Global Food Security Cluster (gFSC)
Filed under Preparedness and contingency planning

The gFSC Emergency Preparedness Planning Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are designed to assist FSC Coordinators to set in place the necessary preparedness arrangements between emergency events at country level. They are to be utilized by clusters or sectors, where clusters don’t exist,3 in close cooperation with Government counterparts, to support country level coordination mechanisms. They align with the IASC Emergency Response Preparedness (ERP) approach, a component of the Humanitarian Programme Cycle (HPC). The guidelines detail preparedness and response actions enabling FSC or sector coordinators at the country level to be adequately and effectively ready and able to respond to the range of food security needs of a population that is affected by natural or man-made disasters. Due consideration of when and how to involve affected populations in the various stages of response preparedness, to be appropriately consultative and accountable, and to consider to the extent possible, supporting livelihoods and resilience, are an important inclusion in these guidelines.

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