Emergency Capacity Building Pilot Projects

The Emergency Capacity Building (ECB) pilot projects showcase the activities of three countries (Ethiopia, Guatemala and Indonesia) to identify models and promising practices for disaster risk reduction based on practical programs. This report summarizes some of the more significant learnings and promising practices, and highlights some key examples that give ideas for moving forward with risk reduction in other areas. The following is a summary of the most important themes that emerge in this report. Networks are crucial to shaping the future of disaster risk reductionKeep talking - more trust translates into better performanceNew tools, and a new understanding of the importance of DRRCast the net wide when working with government and local partnersPlay a convening roll around natural points of agreement, and strengthen existing capacityPut local knowledge and culture center stage in all DRR effortsVisible impact counts - preventing the worst is not enough
The Emergency Capacity Building (ECB) Project is a collaborative effort of the seven agencies of the Inter-agency Working Group on Emergency Capacity: CARE International, Catholic Relief Services, the International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps, Oxfam GB, Save the Children, and World Vision International.