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The Rationale of the Global Preparedness Partnership (GPP) is to save lives, time and money when disaster strikes through focused, coherent, coordinated preparedness with national governments in the driver’s seat. The GPP is an innovative approach for supporting risk-prone countries to be better prepared for responding to and recovering from disasters caused by natural hazards.
The Global Preparedness Partnership is led by the Vulnerable Twenty (V20) Group of Ministers of Finance of the Climate Vulnerable Forum which represents 48 high risk developing nations in collaboration with UN agencies; including the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Food Programme (WFP).
The goal of the GPP is for countries to reach a minimum level of preparedness so that disaster events can be better-managed locally with reduced need for international assistance. The GPP builds on existing international and national initiatives to make high-risk countries ready to respond to, and recover from, disasters resulting from natural hazards and climate-related risks. A nationally-driven program of action will lead to:
- an improved understanding of risks, vulnerabilities and capacities;
- the demonstrated capacity to coordinate and manage relevant stakeholders;
- that operational capabilities and systems are identified and available prior to a shock;
- improved financial planning as an essential part of preparedness planning.