The Red Cross Red Crescent reference centres are delegated functions of the IFRC and hosted in various Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies. Their primary function as ‘centres of excellence’ are to develop strategically important knowledge and best practice that will inform the future operations of the IFRC and National Societies in their key areas of interest and influence.
The reference centres will lead on the development and distribution of strategically important knowledge and best practice throughout the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and beyond, in wider relevant contexts.