The various dimensions of resilience need to be better understood and analyzed within the context of disaster preparedness. The program aims to identify, prioritize and support applied and context specific research that will deepen the evidence base of good practice around disaster preparedness. The program works through the Response 2 Resilience (R2R) Institute, affiliated with Tulane University’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, and its network of universities in Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean. Through this network academic partners together with representatives from RCRC national societies collaborate to identify the relevant, context specific disaster preparedness needs which will be addressed through applied research that receive modest grant funding (max. $7500). The long-term aim of the program is to create a strong evidence base in the area of disaster preparedness, informed through the local context and feeding into a better understanding of disaster preparedness needs on a global level.
The program is implemented through the Response 2 Resilience Institute, affiliated with the Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, Tulane University. The program is coordinated and implemented by Mr. Ky Luu, former Director of OFDA and currently President and CEO of R2R, Ms. Maria Teresa Gago, Vice Presidents for Programs and Eric Corzine, Director of Finance.
RCRC national societies and local research institutions in the countries that are members of the university network of Response 2 Resilience. The program is intended to expand to other countries under a medium-term perspective.
Phase 1 - Pilot
Timeframe: January 2013 – January 2015
Pilot Countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Sri Lanka
Ethiopia - Jimma University
Sri Lanka - University of Peradeniya
Phase 2 - Expansion
Timeframe: August 2014 – December 2015
Countries: Argentina, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Ghana
Countries reports will be pusblished soon