Preparedness and Risk Reduction Team

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We are experienced practitioners, working individually or as a team, supporting disaster preparedness response efforts and drawing on wide international experience.

  • early warning
  • operationalized preparedness
  • contingency planning
  • disaster risk reduction
  • training
  • simulations and drills
  • other related services

Services provided:

  • Identification of organizational risks and gaps
  • Operational continuity planning
  • Support in preparedness and contingency planning
  • Diagnostics and design of early warning and preparedness systems
  • Training, simulations, table-tops and drills
  • Evaluations

Languages spoken by team:

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Portuguese

Targets:

  • UN agencies
  • non-governmental organizations
  • private sector firms
  • consulting groups
  • intergovernmental bodies and more

Examples of past work:

  • IFRC

Guidance on epidemic preparedness for National IFRC Societies in Uganda, Cameroon and Indonesia (B.Progida).

  • IFRC

Design of the Red Cross Movement's Emergency Preparedness System. (B.Progida)

  • UN/IASC

Development/testing of training package on Emergency Response Preparedness. (B.Progida)

  • WHO & UN/IASC

Development of emergency pandemic simulation for UN agencies. (F.Spielberg)

  • UN/IASC

Co-chaired development of inter-agency contingency planning guidance and interagency quarterly global early warning analyses (E.Ressler)

  • MSB Sweden

Training and simulation course for aid workers. (Fred Spielberg)

  • UNICEF

Training of UN staff, government officials and NGO partners in preparedness for migrant and refugee influx in Albania and Kosovo (B.Progida)

  • UNICEF

Development of a mapping analysis for preparedness and disaster risk reduction activities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • UNICEF

Mapping analysis on disaster risk reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean (H.Peugeot)

  • UNICEF

Development of a mapping analysis for preparedness and disaster risk reduction activities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Training

Led a regional emergency management training program for government services across Asia (E.Ressler)

Core Team Members

Frederick Spielberg

Specializes in emergency preparedness, simulations and child protection.

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Beatrice Progida

Specializes in program design, monitoring and learning systems

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Heidi Peugeot

Specializes in emergency preparedness, disaster risk reduction and resilience

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Everett Ressler

HDPi Executive Director, specializes in preparedness, risk reduction and child protection

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