Pilot Programmatic Partnership
The Pilot Programmatic Partnership (PPP) is an innovative and ambitious three-year partnership between the IFRC, many of our member National Societies, and the European Union. Together, we will support communities worldwide to reduce their risks and be better prepared for disasters and health emergencies.
What's it all about?
This partnership between the IFRC network and the European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) is a new model for humanitarian action.
Our Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world already play an essential role in supporting local communities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. This partnership will provide them with more strategic, flexible, longer-term and predictable funding, so they can in turn deliver more efficient and effective humanitarian support.
This is important because COVID-19, climate-related disasters and conflict are all leaving vulnerable people worldwide at even greater risk and displacing more people from their homes.
It's not enough to simply respond to these increasing crises. To best protect communities and help them withstand future shocks, we need to invest more in local preparedness—anticipating disasters, reducing people's risks and supporting people before an emergency happens.
By doing so, we can best protect people's lives, livelihoods and well-being long into the future.
The IFRC is excited to embark upon this partnership that recognizes our long history of principled, community-driven humanitarian work. Together with the EU, our local humanitarian action will have truly global reach.
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What will the partnership focus on?
Which countries will the partnership support?
Photo: Panamanian Red Cross
During the inception phase of the partnership, we will initially support humanitarian action in ten countries: Burkina Faso, Chad, Cameroon, Mali, Niger, Yemen, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama.
Seven National Societies from the EU will take part in this first phase: Belgian Red Cross, Danish Red Cross, French Red Cross, German Red Cross, Italian Red Cross, Luxembourg Red Cross and Spanish Red Cross.
Based on what we collectively learn and achieve during the inception phase, we plan to expand the partnership to include more than 25 countries worldwide and involve even more EU National Societies.
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