Community Early Warning Systems: Guiding Principles

Early warning is one of many important tools that contribute to the prevention of disasters and preparedness for hazards and threats. A well-prepared National Society or NGO will understand and promote the role of people-centred early warning systems (EWS) in reducing disaster risk.

These guiding principles are one of a set of guides prepared by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), along with the guides for vulnerability and capacity assessment (VCA), public awareness and public education and contingency planning, to provide a solid toolkit for disaster risk reduction/management practitioners.

If you are from a National Society, you can access the complete Community Early Warning Systems Training Toolkit on FedNet here and the related field guide here.

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