Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning
The Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan (EPRP) is a process that allows a permanent intervention capacity to be established in order to respond to humanitarian emergencies.
The operational advantages of this process are as follows:
Potential humanitarian risks are clearly identified for ACF missions
ACF staff (national and expat) are trained and ready to respond
All tools for assessing and responding to emergencies are available
Partnerships with other operational actors are identified and formalized
Contacts and prepositioning with donors are formalized (pre-contracts signed)
Genuine deployment capacity is in place even with remote management
Pre-positioning of emergency stocks (if necessary) or formalised access to emergency stocks belonging to partner agencies (ex. UNICEF, WFP, Red Cross…)
The aim of this framework note is to support the implementation of emergency preparedness and response planning in ACF missions and this note comes in addition to the attached Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan (EPRP) format. This EPRP format is tailored to all ACF missions (at a country level and not at an inter-agency level) and of course aiming for an integrated approach covering WASH, FS and Nutrition.
The main aim is to support a process that should be as basic as possible and will allow a highly operational document to be produced. It should be emphasized that the process for the construction and appropriation of the EPRP by the mission and the partners involved is more important than the end document itself. Moreover, this process should be implemented as much as possible in collaboration with other relevant stakeholders on the field (Clusters, NGOs, national authorities, etc.).