On October 12, 2012 the American Red Cross, together with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, will host a launch event for the Global Disaster Preparedness Center. The event will include high level speakers and interactive activities related to current efforts and initiatives around the world in disaster preparedness.
The center will be a globally focused reference center that will support learning and knowledge sharing for disaster preparedness practitioners. With Red Cross and Red Crescent national societies as its primary target audience, the center will focus on a host of services and initiatives in the next year, including an interactive website that will foster learning, exchange of materials and networking. Additionally, a research program will fund studies on topics such as the value of social media in public awareness and cost benefit analysis of disaster preparedness interventions.
Please RSVP by October 5th.
Who: Disaster preparedness practitioners and anyone interested in learning more about global disaster preparedness
When: October 12, 2012
10am – 12:30 pm
Registration opens at 9:30 am
Where: American Red Cross National Headquarters
Board of Governors Hall
430 17th Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20006