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1 Public-Private Partnerships in Disaster Risk Reduction Challenges and Solutions Brent Woodworth Worldwide Segment Manager, Public-Private Sector Partnerships in Disaster Reduction Private sector companies are major contributors in response to disasters worldwide IBM provides approximately $150M in donated contributions annually The provides rapidly deployed direct field support (70 disasters / 49 countries) A coordinated approach is needed to maximize the benefits of this contribution UN + NGO + Private Sector + Governments : International Crisis Management Events Humanitarian Relief Response & Recovery Rwanda Genocide & Cholera Indonesia -Tsunami Kosovo War, Refugee Management India Earthquake Colombia- Earthquake 250,000 impacted Sri Lanka - Tsunami Venezuela Mudslides city destroyed Thailand - Tsunami Ecuador Volcano, mass evacuation, gas Philippines - Mudslides Peru Earthquake and Tsunami Canada Ice Storms Mexico Earthquake Greece - Earthquake USA Turkey - Earthquake Oklahoma City Bombing Grenada - Hurricane 9-11 Virgin Islands - Hurricane Floods: Nevada, CA, Dakota, Mid-West Taiwan Earthquake Earthquakes: Northridge, Loma Preida Germany - Floods Hurricanes: Marilyn, Charlie, Katrina France heat wave Tornados Pakistan - Earthquake Civil Unrest Grand Cayman - Hurricane Blackout El Salvador - Earthquake Ice Storms Australia Fires Fires United Kingdom - Disease 1

2 I Lost Everything EARTHQUAKE Turkey - August, 1999 India Earthquake Magnitude 7.9 Earthquake Affected Population: 16,972,606 Human Fatalities: 30,000 + Injured Persons: 68,478 Destroyed Houses: 228,906 Damaged Buildings 397,538 Bhuj, India January, 2001 Tsunami: Banda Aceh + seven days 2

3 Field Operation Challenges in Disasters Environmental, Political, Social, & Economic Issues Infrastructure, voice and data communication system loss & damage Rapidly changing environment & unique support requirements Individual, bureaucratic and departmental interests: silo management Multiple responders: UN, NGO, government & business sector coordination Resource needs medicine, shelter, food, supplies, personnel, money Chaos, trauma, emotional stress, harsh environment Policies, regulations, practices, military activity Limited mitigation, preparedness, crisis management and recovery capabilities Emergency Management System Components EMS Emergency Management System Incident Reporting / Management Geographical Information System mapping, analysis, and tracking Contact and Personnel Management Equipment Resource Management Tasking & Assignment system Warehouse and Facilities Tracking & Storage Routing Status, Weather, Operating Conditions Logistics Management: Medical & Supplies Donation Management & Volunteer Coordination Incident Planning & Analysis Financial Tracking, Family Assistance Decision Support, Data Consolidation, Report Generation SAHANA -Global Relief Management System (open source) Student volunteer Training Session on SAHANA SAHANA sign on screen Displaced person registr ation NGO and relief organization log 3

4 SAHANA - Relief Management System Trauma Counseling Training Program Teach the Teacher Class Tsunami Memory Drawings by school children IBM Trauma Doctor greeting children at Boosa relief camp Meeting with displaced children at a relief camp Mitigation Economic Benefits of Preparedness & Mitigation US Congressional Report Independent subcommittee study 12/05: A $1 investment in hazard mitigation provides the nation with $4 in future benefits. Factory Mutual Mitigation Assessment: The average return on investment for business hazard mitigation is 10: 1 Building a disaster resilient business will reduce costs, limit exposures, and maintain operational continuity while protecting employees, property, reputation, corporate value, and competitive marketplace position. 4

5 Building Resiliency - Global Direction Domestic Increased domestic focus on disaster resiliency and preparedness among States, Cities, Local Municipalities, and Private Sector Busines ses. Improved use of technology Partnerships and use of qualified support resources Anticipation of needs and development of pre-disaster solutions International: Building a strong sense of disaster response and relief partners hip among the multiple UN agencies, NGO s, business, and international government representatives. Utilize a Non- political, Non- bias, Non- profit team for data management and coordination with UN, NGO s, Governments, and Private Sector Collect and Coordinate Data for Preparedness, Response, Recover y - worldwide Build consensus among UN / NGO / UN and Private Sector response efforts Education, Implementation and Support for the SAHANA international crisis management system Thank You Brent Woodworth contact numbers USA USA 5

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