About Us

Who We Are

Peace Winds America (PWA), a disaster preparedness and response organization 501(c)(3), focuses on reducing the devastating impact of natural disasters in the Asia Pacific.  PWA brings together governments, militaries, NGOs, multilaterals, and the private sector.  We work with our partners to prepare, train, and educate.


Board of Directors

Governed by a distinguished board of directors from the political, academic, military, NGO, and business communities in the U.S. and Japan, PWA is a catalyst that combines these elements into a well-coordinated team that is up to the challenges posed by the disaster-prone Pacific “Ring of Fire.”

PWA Staff

PWA staff works with leaders in disaster management policy and practice to better prepare nations and communities throughout the Asia Pacific.  Led by Dr. Charles Aanenson, with more than 35 years experience in international aid and development, the PWA staff bring experience in civil-military coordination, disaster risk reduction, relief and recovery program management, and cross-cultural relations to the organization.





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