Preparing For Shock: Is Investment in Disaster Preparedness Worth the Effort? A Look at the Evidence Part 2- Video

Project: Age and Disability Capacity Programme (ADCAP)Better Dialogue Better Information Better Action (CDAC-N)External partner: Global Shelter ClusterFinancial EnablersImproved Early Warning Early Action EthiopiaLearning ProjectLinking Preparedness Resilience and ResponseTransforming Surge CapacityUrban Early Warning Early Action 14th March 2018

What do we actually mean when we speak about ‘returns on investment’ in humanitarian preparedness? A short presentation on a return on investment study on the £30m DFID-funded Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme will be followed by a panel discussion that will address this and the following questions:

– How does investment in preparedness lead to reduced costs, time, and better quality response?
– Since RoI in preparedness is more complex than just a financial equation, what are the challenges and solutions to effectively optimising RoI?
– Should particular types of investments be prioritised over others? If so what are these?
– As the sector undergoes increasing scrutiny, do you think that evidencing strong RoI will become a more important component of preparedness activities and programmes?

Posted by Start Network on Wednesday, March 14, 2018

– Dr Harjinder Kaur, International Development Consultant, PwC, UK
– Jean – Baptiste, as chair, Lemarche Logistics & IS Director, ACF France;
– Maude Berset, Project Coordinator, Emergency Preparedness and Support Response Division, WFP; 
– Lorenzo Newman, Principal Consultant of Learn More, UK. 

You can find part 1 of the session here

Thank you to the Start Network for live-streaming this event.

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