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U.S. Mission to India announces Regional Disaster Management Workshop to Build Resilience in the Indo-Pacific

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted April 11, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on May 21, 2020
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The U.S. Consulate General, Public Affairs Section in Chennai (PAS Chennai) is soliciting proposals from legally recognized non-profit, non-governmental organizations that meet U.S. and Indian technical and legal requirements to develop and implement public diplomacy programs.

This funding opportunity seeks to host a workshop for forty (40) disaster management specialists (government officials, NGOs, academics, citizen first responders) from the Indo-Pacific region.
Led by U.S., Indian, and regional experts, the workshop will encourage data sharing, dissemination of best practices, more institutional partnerships, and the development of a common “all-hazards” vernacular.
Recent alumni of USG exchange programs focused on Disaster Management will be invited as key resource persons.
The project aims to improve Indo-Pacific regional all-hazards management capacity, coordination, and trans border connectivity.

Deliverables:
> 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 hazards disaster preparedness and response.

The following organizations are eligible to apply:
1. Not-for-profit organizations;
2. Civil society/non-governmental organizations;
3. Think tanks;
4. Public and private educational institutions;
5. Individuals;
6. Public International Organizations and Governmental institutions.

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This funding opportunity seeks to host a workshop for forty (40) disaster management specialists (government officials, NGOs, academics, citizen first responders) from the Indo-Pacific region. Led by U.S., Indian, and regional experts, the workshop will encourage data sharing, dissemination of best practices, more institutional partnerships, and the development of a common “all-hazards” vernacular.

Maximum Award Amount: US$80,000.

Current Closing Date for Applications: May 22, 2020.

For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=325670

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 11
Apr 11

Friendly reminders:
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2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too! They will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Apr 13
Apr 13

Thanks, Ana.