Disaster preparedness and feedback in Uganda

Source: GTS

In partnership with the Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC) and the Ugandan Red Cross Society (URCS), Ground Truth Solutions supported the creation and implementation of a systematic feedback system for the Innovative Approaches to Response Preparedness (IARP) project in Uganda.

The IARP project sought to reduce the impact of climate-related disasters on communities by ensuring that Early Warning Early Action systems were in place, in which the Red Cross National Societies of Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya delivered cost-efficient, well-targeted and timely action to the most vulnerable people faced with probable climate-related disasters. The project was funded by the IKEA Foundation.

The collaboration between the Red Cross and GTS is an important part of GTS’ thematic focus of applying systematic feedback mechanisms to projects aimed at enhancing communities’ preparedness to climate disasters. Similar projects include a joint DFAT-funded project in the Pacific, being delivered with CDAC Network.