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Urban webinar #3: Knowledge into action: British Red Cross' experiences going urban

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Resource type:Audio-visual material
Keywords:Disaster preparedness, Disaster preparedness, resilience and risk reduction, Urban
Agency:ALNAP, British Red Cross Society
Date published:June 2013

Duration: 1 hour 11 minutes

Urban areas are now a significant and growing centre of humanitarian concern. Operationally, urban areas challenge existing modes of response, requiring adaptation of existing ways of working, approaches and tools. Putting this knowledge into practice is the next step towards effectively responding to future humanitarian crises in urban areas. The British Red Cross is one of an increasing number of agencies who are taking the next step.

Over the last year the British Red Cross, as part of their Urban Learning Project, have identified a number of ways forward in enhancing the relevance, quality and impact of their work in urban areas: These include: sharpening context analysis and assessments, better understanding cash and markets, engaging and communicating with communities, adapting to the challenges of land and the built environment and engaging with urban systems and partnering with local groups and institutions.

We are delighted to have Ted Tuthill, Recovery Operations Manager at the British Red Cross, presenting his organisation’s experience of putting their urban agenda into action. Ted will be looking at both the operational as well as the institutional level to explain how the findings from BRC’s Urban Learning Project are being incorporated into current and future programmes and training and learning. He will draw on one of the British Red Cross’ operational contexts, Port-au-Prince in Haiti, to show how their operations have had to adapt to the challenges of humanitarian action in urban areas.

Presenter: Ted Tuthill (British Red Cross)

Panellist: Paul Knox Clarke (ALNAP)


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