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General Disaster Response



Global Initiatives

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is a worldwide humanitarian aid organization that reaches 160 million people each year through its 190-member National Societies. It acts before, during and after disasters and health emergencies to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people. It does so with impartiality as to nationality, race, gender, religious beliefs, class and political opinions. To learn more about it, go to https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/ (Benedet)


National Programs


USA: Ready.gov - Launched in February 2003, Ready is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement. Learn more here.





Papers, Reports, Studies

Pells, D. L. (2007). Project Management for Emergency Response and Disaster Recovery – A Call to Arms! PM World Today, September, republished in the PM World Journal, 2016.  https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/PMWL-Pells-PM-for-Disaster-ER-Editorial-Sep2007.pdf

Prieto, R. and Whitaker, C. (2011). Post Disaster Engineering & Construction Program and Project Management, Second Edition, PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue VII, July 2020.  Originally published in PM World Today, Vol. XIII, Issue IX, September 2011. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/pmwj95-Jul2020-Prieto-Whitaker-post-disaster-program-and-project-management2.pdf

Prieto, R. (2008). Personal Perspective: Program Management and Events of Scale, Second Edition, PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue V, May 2020.  Originally published in PM World Today, July 2008. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/pmwj93-May2020-Prieto-program-management-and-events-of-scale-2nd-ed.pdf


Articles, Blogs, Expert Opinions

Lacave, C. (2020): Kenya’s economy weakened by the scourge of locusts, climate change. The Africa Report, 5th February. Available online at https://www.theafricareport.com/23013/kenyas-economy-weakened-by-the-scourge-of-locusts-climate-change/ (Ogutu)


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This section of the library created January 2018



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