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IASC SUB-WORKING GROUP ON PREPAREDNESS

The Sub-Working Group on Preparedness was established in 2001 with the aim of strengthening and promoting inter-agency preparedness, contingency planning and early warning processes across the IASC community of humanitarian actors. In its latest Terms of Reference (2009), the SWG sets out to promote collaboration in emergency preparedness among humanitarian actors, to support effective and timely humanitarian response.

» To achieve its goals, the SWG has a normative role directed towards the following objectives:

  1. Development of inter-agency guidance on preparedness;
  2. Identification and sharing of best practices in preparedness activities;
  3. Promulgation of early warning/early action information and advisories;
  4. Promotion of inter-agency contingency planning and preparedness measures;
  5. Strengthening of inter-agency initiatives in emergency preparedness.

The SWG explores and develops a variety of preparedness, contingency planning, early warning and early action approaches, methods and trainings to enhance the UN and IASC partners' overall preparedness capacity.  Among key contributions, the SWG publishes the quarterly IASC Early Warning-Early Action Report and has been instrumental in setting up the Humanitarian Early Warning Service Website.(HEWSweb). The SWG continues to enhance the Inter-Agency Contingency Planning Guidelines for Humanitarian Assistance and increase its usage at field level. In addition, the SWG works to strengthen inter-agency capacity to support emergency simulations and trainings.

The SWG meets three times per year and conducts more frequent teleconferences on specific situations and/or issues whenever necessary. The SWG is open to all IASC members and standing invitees as well as the ISDR secretariat, and by invitation to non-IASC organisations. The SWG collaborates to build synergies with other relevant subsidiary bodies of the IASC. The SWG is co-chaired by and UNICEF and WFP. Secretariat functions are provided by OCHA.

Documents
   

IASC Early Warning Report December 2013


SU/1312/4434

Posted: 12/5/2013 12:00:00 AM

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GFM 2012 Flier


SU/1203/3996

Posted: 3/2/2012 12:00:00 AM

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IASC SWG Prep Agenda March 2012 Final Draft


SU/1203/3994

Posted: 3/2/2012 12:00:00 AM

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IASC EWEA Report Review Summary


SU/1202/3992

Posted: 2/29/2012 12:00:00 AM

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IASC SWG on Preparedness Report for 77 IASC WG


SU/1201/3963

Posted: 1/18/2012 12:00:00 AM

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Work Plans and Progress Reports
   

2012 Annual Progress Report - IASC Sub-Working Group on Preparedness


SU/1302/4279

Posted: 2/4/2013 12:00:00 AM

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IASC SWG on Preparedness Work Plan for 2012 final


SU/1201/3964

Posted: 1/18/2012 12:00:00 AM

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WG80-23. IASC Sub-Working Group on Preparedness Work Plan 2012


SU/1111/3889

Posted: 11/1/2011 12:00:00 AM

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Sub-Working Group on Preparedness Work Plan for 2011


SU/1106/3741

Posted: 6/22/2011 12:00:00 AM

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SWG Preparedness Work Plan 2010


SU/1004/3388

Posted: 4/13/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Meetings
   

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Fri 16-Nov-12, 9:00 to 17:00  (CET)

SWG on Preparedness meeting

Geneva

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Mon 12-Mar-12, All Day  (CET)

Meeting IASC SWG Preparedness

Geneva

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Wed 29-Jun-11, All Day  (CET)

SWG on Preparedness Retreat

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Tue 28-Jun-11, All Day  (CET)

IASC Sub-Working Group on Preparedness meeting

Geneva

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Tue 01-Mar-11, 8:00 to 17:00  (CET)

IASC SWG on Preparedness

Geneva

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Inter-Agency Contingency Planning Guidelines for Humanitarian Assistance (Revised version)

December 2007 [ Preparedness and Contingency Planning ]

Challenges and Suggestions for Enhancing Inter-Agency Contingency Planning

November 2007 [ Preparedness and Contingency Planning ]

Inter-Agency Contingency Planning Guidelines for Humanitarian Assistance (French language)

November 2007 [ Preparedness and Contingency Planning ]

Inter-Agency Contingency Planning Guidelines for Humanitarian Assistance (Spanish language)

November 2007 [ Preparedness and Contingency Planning ]

Inter-Agency Contingency Planning Guidelines for Humanitarian Assistance (Arabic Language)

November 2007 [ Preparedness and Contingency Planning ]

Terms of Reference - IASC Sub-Working Group on Preparedness


SU/1002/3318

Posted: 3/23/2012 12:00:00 AM

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