Emergency preparedness and response planning is an integral element of strengthening ACT Alliance’s capacity to respond more effectively to various types of emergencies with improved coordination and timeliness.
Through national and regional ACT Forums members together develop emergency preparedness and response plans (EPRPs), developing common understandings of potential disasters in the area and how the ACT forum will respond.
When disaster strikes, ACT’s immediate imperative is to save lives and to support those who are affected. Experience shows that the better ACT members and forums are prepared for a possible disruption of normal life, the faster and more effective a response becomes.
ACT Forums use specific ACT guidelines and tools to support the process of developing an EPRP, and review and update their EPRPs annually.