Long Term Planning Framework 2012-2015: India

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  1. Who are we?

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) India country office has existed since 2001 to support the work of the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) in improving the lives of vulnerable people in the country. The IFRC India office plays a key role in providing technical assistance to IRCS programming, capacity building for improved service delivery, as well as supporting the National Society with the coordination of international development support and the facilitation of all on-going and future partner national society-supported programmes/projects. This is in order to prevent duplication of services and to ensure certain conditions and procedures are, as far as possible, standardized within IRCS.

Since June 2013, the IFRC India office now functioned as a sub-office following the integration with the South Asia regional delegation (SARD). Meanwhile, within SARD, the Preparedness and Resilience Unit (PRU) ensures a dedicated team in supporting the implementation and capacity building of the India programmes as required and necessary surge capacity in coordination with the Asia Pacific zone office in Kuala Lumpur. The support to the India programmes are to provide quality service delivery and technical support in areas of:

  1. Building resilient communities and capacities to cope with disasters and calamities.

  2. Improved service delivery to beneficiaries.

  3. Disaster risk reduction.

  4. Coordination of international partners and relationship management.

  5. Resource mobilization and resource management.

  6. Technical support in areas such as communications and PMER, based on the IRCS needs; with a view to modernize key business processes and document achievements in an evidence based approach.