The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) is one of the fastest and most effective ways to support rapid humanitarian response for people affected by natural disasters and armed conflict. CERF receives voluntary contributions year-round to provide immediate funding for life-saving humanitarian action anywhere in the world.
The Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) is the world’s foremost agency for the study of public health during mass emergencies, including the epidemiology of diseases, plus the structural and socio-economic impacts of natural and technological disasters and human conflicts.
Based since 1973 at the School of Public Health of the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), Belgium, CRED became in 1980 a World Health Organization (WHO) collaboration centre. Since then, CRED has worked closely with United Nations agencies, inter-governmental and governmental institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), research institutes and other universities.
Disasters preparedness, mitigation and prevention for vulnerable populations have also gained a higher profile within CRED’s activities in recent years. CRED is maintaining the Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT) since 1988. The main objectives of EM-DAT are to inform humanitarian action at the national and international levels in order to improve rational decision-making in disaster preparedness, provide objective data for assessing communities’ vulnerability to disasters and help policy-makers set priorities.
EM-DAT contains core data on the occurrence and effects of more than 23,000 natural and technological disasters from 1900 to the present day. It is compiled from various sources (UN agencies, the US Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, national governments, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, NGOs, insurance companies, research institutes and the media) according to a priority list. CRED defines a disaster as “a situation or event that overwhelms local capacity, necessitating a request at the national or international level for external assistance; an unforeseen and often sudden event that causes great damage, destruction and human suffering”.
CRED defines a disaster as “a situation or event that overwhelms local capacity, necessitating a request at the national or international level for external assistance; an unforeseen and often sudden event that causes great damage, destruction and human suffering”. Only natural disasters (biological excluded) are included in this publication. For a disaster to be entered into the database, at least one of the following criteria must be fulfilled: • 10 or more people reported killed • 100 or more people reported affected • declaration of a state of emergency • call for international assistance Since 2014, EM-DAT also georeferences natural disasters, adding geographical values to numeric data which is essential for deeper analysis.
Cesvi is an International NGO operating since 1985 with HQ in Italy. Cesvi operates worldwide to support the most vulnerable populations in promoting human rights and achieving their ambitions, for sustainable development. It also believes that the recognition of human rights contributes to the wellbeing of everyone on the planet, a shared home to be safeguarded.
ChildFund is an international NGO working in 26 countries to help deprived, excluded and vulnerable children have the capacity to improve their lives and become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change to their communities. Through its theory of change and an evidence-based life-stage approach, ChildFund is committed to improved change that leads to healthy and secure infants, educated and confident children, and skilled and involved youth. This holistic approach to development improves child well-being through integrated interventions in child protection, education, health and nutrition, early childhood development, livelihoods and in emergencies. ChildFund began its work in Senegal in 1985, is active in over 1,000 communities and has over 25,000 children enrolled for sponsorship with over 18,000 currently sponsored.
Code for Venezuela is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together technologists and innovators who care about Venezuela leveraging their talent and network to solve the most pressing needs of the country.
Community Engagement Working Group Response, supported by Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). CEWG Central Sulawesi Response, includes a broad range of agencies and meets regularly in Palu to present updated sector-based feedback and coordinate collective action on issues relating to information sharing and community feedback and complaints. The Working Group acknowledges that it is critical to understand the local information systems, including which channels are popular and trustworthy, and it is concerned with how to support people with specific needs.
Comrades is a an EU-funded research product to create an open‐source, community resilience platform, designed by communities, for communities, to help them reconnect, respond to, and recover from crisis situations. The platform is built on Ushahidi.
Country-based Pooled Funds (CBPFs) are established by the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) when a new emergency occurs or when an existing humanitarian situation deteriorates. They allow donors to pool contributions into single, unearmarked country-specific funds to support humanitarian efforts, and are managed locally under the leadership of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC). CBPFs allocate funds to the best placed responders (international and national NGOs, UN Agencies, Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement organizations) through an inclusive and transparent process in support of priorities set out in Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP). In 2016, CBPFs were the largest source of direct funding for national NGOs. Currently, there are 18 active CBPFs, which together received a record $706 million in donor contributions in 2016. Recognizing their critical role, the UN Secretary-General's Agenda for Humanity called on donors to increase the proportion of HRP funding channeled through CBPFs to 15 percent by 2018, which would translate to more than $1.9 billion per year. More details - gms.unocha.org/bi
The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) aims at the establishment of an enabling environment for renewable energy and energy efficiency investments and markets within the ECOWAS region. It is a specialized agency based in Cabo Verde which coordinates and executes regional programs, projects and activities in the areas of capacity and policy development, information and data sharing, as well as investment and business promotion. The ECOWAS Observatory for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECOWREX) is a web-based information platform established by ECREEE to address poor data quality and information pertaining to the energy sector in the ECOWAS region at the same time providing decision makers, project developers, investors and other stakeholders with tailored energy information and energy planning tool.
EAA is a global education foundation established in 2012 by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. The Foundation envisions bringing hope and real opportunity to the lives of impoverished and marginalized children, youth and women, especially in the developing world and in difficult circumstances such as conflict situations and natural disasters. It believes that education is the single most effective means of reducing poverty, generating economic growth and creating peaceful and just societies, as well as a fundamental right for all children and an essential condition to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
With that in mind, the EAA Foundation aims to enable human development through the provision of inclusive and unbiased quality education. The Foundation is a current member of the UNESCO SDG-Education 2030 Steering Committee, which – in keeping with EAA Foundation’s core and founding principle – makes recommendations on how to achieve quality education for all. For more information, visit educationaboveall.org
The Education and Conflict Monitor is an initiative of the Education Above All Foundation working in collaboration with its partners including the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack, Insecurity Insight, and Re-coded to collect, share and visualize data on education insecurity. Conflict and insecurity are no reasons to deprive individuals and communities of their right to safe, quality education. Our goal is to make accurate data available to decision-makers during armed conflict and in humanitarian situations to prevent further conflict, to protect the right to education, and to ensure that post-conflict societies can harness the power of education to build peace.
The Education in Emergencies Working Group (EiEWG) Nigeria brings together NGOs, UN agencies, academics, and other partners under the shared goal of ensuring predictable, well-coordinated and equitable provision of education for populations affected by humanitarian crises.
eHealth Africa is focused on improving healthcare by creating effective ways to implement reliable health information management systems. We have developed eHealth and mHealth solutions that can be rapidly deployed to manage patient information, streamline clinical procedures, and provide data and analysis on health program outcomes. Accurate health data will provide NGO’s, hospitals, and donor agencies with access to timely health system indicators needed to evaluate their health interventions and respond to critical public health needs. We bring about positive change by harnessing the potential of technology, valuing the power and knowledge of local people, and maintaining a sharp focus on the health worker. To help close the gap in access to health care we have developed and share a depth of expertise in:
eHealth and mHealth software and solutions
Geographic Information Systems
Training and capacity building for sustainable health systems
Research and data analysis
The Emergency Capacity Building (ECB) Project was a global initiative implemented jointly by six international humanitarian organizations. In Indonesia, the ECB consortium consists of CARE International, Catholic Relief Services, Mercy Corps, Oxfam GB, Save the Children, International Medical Corps and World Vision Indonesia. The ECB Project in Indonesia started in 2005 and officially ended in August 2013. However, members of the ECB Indonesia consortium agreed and are committed to continuing the partnership and collaboration that has been well established under the ECB project. The purpose of maintaining the partnership is to strengthen the capacity of the ECB members in emergency response and preparedness programming through coordinated effort in emergency assessments and response, sharing of information and/or resources as appropriate, as well as through various joint activities to improve the capacity of the Parties’ staff and local partners in emergency response programming.
Enveritas is a US-based non-profit founded in 2016 to overcome systemic barriers that prevent the application of proven solutions for ending poverty among smallholder coffee and cocoa growers.
Enveritas has developed a new methodology that combines geospatial data processing with on-the-ground observations to offer assurance and insights on a wide panel of topics, such as farm sustainability, deforestation, and quality of education.
Enveritas currently works for private companies as well as governments and foundations, and operates in most major cocoa and coffee origins in Latin America, Africa, and Asia.
Since 1969, Esri has helped organizations map and model our world. Our GIS technology allows users to effectively manage and analyze geographic information so they can make better decisions. We offer flexible, configurable, and easy-to-use geospatial solutions that let anyone access informative maps and location apps anywhere and on any platform or device. These solutions are supported by our experienced staff and extensive network of business partners and international distributors.
Esri applications provide the backbone for the world’s mapping and location analysis. Esri software is used in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide including NGOs, international organizations, and foundations engaged with the humanitarian community. Private ownership, a zero-debt policy, and a firm commitment to fulfilling the needs of our customers all help Esri maintain its position as the world leader in GIS software.
As a socially conscious business, we are proud that our technology is used by many organizations who apply location-based insights to solve problems and make our world a better place to live. We also actively support organizations involved in education, conservation, sustainable development, and humanitarian assistance. Learn more here: www.esri.com/nonprofit and www.esri.com/about-esri#why-we-do-it
The EWIPA community brings together a range of different organisations who generate data on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas (EWIPA) and their impact on civilian livelihoods and well being. The objective of the EWIPA community is to share data for advocacy to improve the protection of civilians and to assist organisations in responses in affected countries with better data.