Civil Military Disaster Preparedness Initiative
The 2011-2012 Civil-Military Disaster Preparedness Initiative is a series of workshops and forums designed to address disaster preparedness, risk reduction, coordination and collaboration. PWA developed the Civil-Military Disaster Preparedness Initiative in response to the increasingly important role of military in disaster relief, particularly in Asia Pacific. With the U.S. – Japan alliance as its foundation, this Initiative focuses on civil-military preparedness policies, planning and execution. This Initiative strives to strengthen the relationship of military and civilian disaster agencies and to improve coordination between U.S. and Japanese disaster response mechanisms. Areas of focus include: pre-deployment, deployment, risk reduction, execution, exit/transition, policy and coordination. For more information on the Civil-Military Disaster Preparedness Initiative click here.
Sister Cities Disaster Preparedness Initiative
The Asia Pacific is home to millions of people in vibrant cities that drive their nation’s economies. Providing effective disaster preparedness, management, and response capabilities for these cities is critical to public safety as well as to political and economic stability. PWA developed the Sister Cities Disaster Preparedness Initiative in response to the pivotal role of cities in disaster preparedness and response. Using the international sister cities network, this program enhances disaster management at the city level by building capacities and integrating the various local emergency responders, including businesses and industries. For more information on the Sister Cities Disaster Preparedness Initiative click here.
Humanitarian Assistance / Disaster Response
Peace Winds America remains committed to serving people affected by natural disasters. Through humanitarian assistance and disaster response, PWA helps the most needy by working with local authorities, NGOs, and national governments at the scene of a natural disaster to provide necessary aid and resources available from US, Japan, and other sources. PWA staff and skilled partners coordinate on-site relief and rehabilitation, and provide liaison services between international responders. For more information on how to get involved click here.