Deadline: 22 May 2020
- Better coordination and communication among disaster management specialists from countries in the Indo Pacific region, as evidenced by participant surveys completed 3 months after conclusion of workshop.
- A new framework for regular data sharing, dissemination of best practices, and a common all-hazards vernacular, to be described in a project Final Report.
- Application of smart digital technologies throughout the region, including Artificial Intelligence and Big Data techniques, to anticipate and measure the impacts of natural disasters, to be described in a project Final Report.
- Conduct a survey to identify existing formal and informal disaster response and management mechanisms and networks among Indo-Pacific nations. The survey will include an assessment of the effectiveness and challenges of such networks.
- Based on the survey, recruit forty (40)participants from the Indo-Pacific Region to participate in the proposed workshop.
- Convene a two-day intensive disaster management workshop in Chennai led by USG alumni and other experts from the United States, India, and the region.
- Enhance and/or develop networks of disaster management professionals who will continue to share best practices and coordinate action in the event of a disaster.
- Develop a final report to be shared among key stakeholders in the region that can serve as a manual for all hazardsdisaster preparedness and response.
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Maximum Award Amount: $80,000
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Forty (40) disaster management experts from the Indo-Pacific region, including government officials, NGOs, academics, media, citizen first responders, medical professionals, relief agency representatives, and other stakeholders. Indian participants to include representatives from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) of the Government of India, U.S. Government exchange program alumni, and State Disaster Management Authorities across the country.
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The following organizations are eligible to apply:
- Not-for-profit organizations
- Civil society/non-governmental organizations
- Think tanks
- Public and private educational institutions
- Public International Organizations and Governmental institutions
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=325670
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