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Emergency Response Preparedness (ERP)

The IASC Task Team on Preparedness and Resilience has developed the ‘Emergency Response Preparedness’ (ERP) approach to enable the international humanitarian system to apply a proactive approach to emergency preparedness. The ERP guidance builds on the importance placed by the IASC Transformative Agenda on preparedness on both the programmatic and financial side and, in particular, for HCT and IASC organizations to act on specific early warning indicators to engage in inter‐agency contingency planning and other coordinated preparedness actions to improve collective response readiness. The ERP approach can be complementary to development action, e.g. through an UNDAF, that seeks to build national and local resilience, including preparedness capacity – especially where international and national capacity can be closely coordinated. The ERP replaces the ‘Inter-Agency Contingency Planning Guidelines for

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Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
31 Jan 2016
Document type: 
Guidelines
Location(s): 
Kabul
Theme(s): 
Preparedness
Coordination hub(s): 
National Level Coordination