Risk-informed Early Action Partnership (REAP)


Name of initiative Risk-informed Early Action Partnership (REAP)
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative Yes
Website address https://www.early-action-reap.org/
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Starting year 2019
End year 2025
Secretariat The REAP Secretariat, hosted by International Federation of Red

Cross and Red Crescent Societies, is based in Geneva with the following contact details:

The Risk-informed Early Action Partnership (REAP) Secretariat Hosted at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies 17 Chemin des Crêts reap.secretariat@ifrc.org

Organisational structure The International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) hosts the Secretariat for the initiative. The initiative is guided by a governing board that is representative of the Partnership.

IFRC-hosted REAP Secretariat set up with a team recruited.

Four working Groups to support the delivery of REAP’s targets and advance specific thematic areas of work have been established, to address the following themes: 1. 3Ws of Early Action - mapping of existing early action initiatives to identify opportunities to scale up action 2. Marketplace - developing the REAP Marketplace to matching coordinated partner support to country needs on early warning-early action and facilitate sharing of solutions and experiences 3.Health - to develop and communicate best practice for early/anticipatory action in a COVID-19 context 4.Early Warning Initiatives - to build coherence between existing initiatives, share learning and co-produce greater action.

Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation Risk-informed Early Action Partnership (REAP)
Type of lead organisation Other intergovernmental organization
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Switzerland


Description Launched at the UN Climate Action Summit (UNCAS) in September 2019, the Risk-informed Early Action Partnership (REAP) brings together an unprecedented range of stakeholders across the climate, humanitarian, and development communities with the aim of making 1 billion people safer from disaster by 2025.
Objectives The Partnership was launched with four ambitious targets which will drive a systemic shift towards acting earlier to reduce the impacts of disasters. The targets highlight the importance of national planning, financing and delivery mechanisms to support early action, as well as investment in warning systems that focus on reaching the most vulnerable, turning the ‘last mile’ into the ‘first mile’.

contributing to the achievement of the targets are suggested in this document. While the Partnership and its targets focus on climate-related hazards, ongoing responses to COVID- 19 highlight the interconnectedness of risks and how the need for early action and the benefits of the partnership are wider in scope.

One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

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Activity of initiative
Goals REAP was launched with the announcement of four targets, each of which will contribute to making 1 Billion People Safer from disaster by 2025.
Comments on indicators and goals Achieving REAP’s targets will require a systemic shift in the way early warning and early action is implemented and planned for. Some of the potential outcomes from achieving REAP’s ambitious aims in different country contexts are illustrated below:

Integrated approaches based on multi-hazard early warning and predictable, coordinated funding allow government, communities and other actors to anticipate crises whilst also addressing long-term vulnerability.

Global and regional early warning tools are mobilised to address the capacity, data and knowledge gaps in conflict affected national systems. Humanitarians and CSOs on the ground help combine this information into impact forecasts, while donors release funding in advance of hazard impacts.

National governments are supported to build coalitions across REAP partners and stakeholders to co-design, fund and implement national programmes covering the full spectrum of climate and humanitarian interventions

Integrated risk management is supported by coordination between relevant actors, including regional hydrometeorological services, national meteorological offices, national disaster management agencies and provincial bodies.

National Governments are supported to create National Adaptation Plans and Disaster/Climate policies that allow for longer term preparedness and adaptation to current and future risks, which donors can support through investments.

How will goals be achieved Several drivers of change are needed to make 1 Billion People Safer from disasters. The drivers described below are not a mutually exclusive or exhaustive list, but rather represent some of the spaces and ways in which REAP expects to effect change.

a. Fostering global commitment on policy and practice With its partners stretching across public and private, governmental and non-governmental actors, REAP is uniquely positioned to enable and facilitate the convening and coordinating required at a global level across a diverse range of actors. REAP will leverage its convening power to leverage more investment and commitment towards early action. The partnership will be a mechanism to bring together examples of what works and to encourage co-ordination and complementarity between existing initiatives. By using its collective knowledge and influence, the Partnership will ensure that 1 billion people are made safer through larger, better organised and technically excellent interventions.

b. Enabling country level ownership of early action programmes Under the leadership of national and local authorities of partner countries, REAP will promote, enable and facilitate interventions by partners that are designed to work within and in support of national systems and local capacities, with a fundamental focus on the needs of the most vulnerable. Partners will work to identify missing links in value chains for early warning-early action and to connect and strengthen existing initiatives where possible.

c. Supporting match-making through a REAP Marketplace Partners have requested the development of a Marketplace or ‘Partner Place’ to enable greater ambition on early warning-early action. A Working Group of interested REAP Partners has been formed to develop this enabling function of the Partnership that could match needs on early warning-early action against the offers of finance, technical assistance, knowledge and solutions that REAP partners can provide.

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Participants Number Names
Members 31  
Companies 1 BBC Media Action (United K.)
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 7 MapAction (United K.),  Mercy Corps (USA),  Nexus Somalia NGO Consortium (Somalia)

PPP Europe (Belgium),  Practical Action (United K.),  Resurgence (United K.),  START Network (United K.)

National states 15 Bangladesh,  Belize,  Egypt,  Finland,  France,  Germany,  Ireland,  Jamaica,  Japan,  Liechtenstein,  Luxembourg,  Malawi,  Norway,  Saint Lucia,  United K.
Governmental actors 8 Overseas Development Institute (United K.),  Green Climate Fund (South Korea),  International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies (Switzerland),  United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (USA),  United Nations Development Programme (USA),  United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (USA),  World Food Programme (Italy),  World Meteorological Organization (Switzerland)
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


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Last update: 19 October 2021 09:07:30

Not only have national states as participators