With the escalating COVID-19 pandemic across the globe, countries are faced with the daunting task of finding ways to contain its impact. The wide-ranging exposure of this pandemic is redefining disaster risk as we know it. As countries scramble to find reliable and effective solutions, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) through its Asian Preparedness Partnership (APP) program is building a roster of experts on ‘Public Health in Emergencies’ to support APP countries in the region.
The APP Practitioners Roster has been designed for surge and capacity building operations in APP countries. Hosted on the APP portal, it is a web-based platform comprising of practitioners, experts and experienced professionals with wide ranging expertise in preparedness and disaster response. The roster serves as an inter-regional mechanism to promote south-south learning within the APP network for knowledge transfer and exchange.
The APP portal seeks to become a one-stop knowledge hub for locally-led actions to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. It is an outcome of ADPC’s “Strengthening the Emergency Response Capacity of Local Humanitarian Actors in Asia” and the current “Asian Preparedness Partnership Phase 2” programs supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Interested candidates can click here to learn more about the roster and register.