Disasters & Emergencies Preparedness Programme
The Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme was a three-year programme that developed effective humanitarian response where it was needed the most. It aimed to improve the way countries coped with people caught up in a disaster or conflict. DEPP was one of the largest investments of its kind and was funded by UK Aid and managed collaboratively by the CDAC and Start Networks, leveraging the expertise of more than 50 member organisations.
DEPP articles and resources
DEPP articles and resources
DEPP in Action
The collaborative approach taken by DEPP aimed to improve the quality and speed of humanitarian response at a national and local level by building the capacity of national actors who are predominantly the first responders to a disaster. DEPP projects were designed to build capacity in individuals, organisations and in systems.
To read more about the learning gained from the delivery of DEPP projects, please visit disasterpreparedness.ngo
This project will create a free to use emergency preparedness software system to enable better preparedness and faster, more effective humanitarian response.
Age and Disability
The Age and Disability Capacity Programme aims to strengthen the capacity of humanitarian agencies to deliver age and disability inclusive emergency response.
Through flexible grants, the project aims to create space for autonomy and opportunity for national organisations to develop their own solutions.
Linking prepardedness, response and resilience
This project has three strands, associated with new ways of strengthening community resilience.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
This project will provide the evidence base for what works in systemic, organisational and individual capacity building, based on the evidence collected from the other DEPP projects.
Protection in Practice
The project aims to strengthen the practices of national humanitarian organisations in responding to the protection needs of crisis-affected people.
Shifting the Power
This project aims to create a balanced humanitarian system that is more responsive and accountable to disaster-affected communities.
This exciting project running in Kenya, Ethiopia, Bangladesh and Jordan will help bridge the gap between opportunities for talent development for national and international humanitarian workers.
Transforming Surge Capacity
This project will improve the capacity of humanitarian agencies to scale up resources in emergency response.
Public Health in Emergency Preparedness in Gambella
This project aims to reduce morbidity and mortality rates caused by public health emergencies in Ethiopia’s Gambella region.
Improved Early Warning Early Action – Ethiopia
In Ethiopia, where regular flooding and severe droughts happen regularly, early warning systems and early action in response can reduce devastation and save lives.
Strengthening emergency preparedness systems in Myanmar
Communities in southeast Myanmar face increasing crises, yet they have little access to mechanisms for preparedness and response.
Better dialogue, better information, better action
Improving preparedness and delivery of humanitarian assistance by focusing on information sharing and communication with people in communities affected by disasters.
What did our partners say?
The Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme worked with 45 partners around the world. Here's what some of them said about the programme.