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International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
Platform for the Promotion of Early Warning


Project overview
Introduction - Project overview plan - Archive of project highlights - Key partners - Meetings on TEWS

Key partners
The UN Flash Appeal Indian Ocean Earthquake – Tsunami 2005 project “Evaluation and Strengthening of Early Warning Systems in Countries Affected by the 26 December 2004 Tsunami” involves various key partners.
ADPC - Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Regional organization with regional networks; active in disaster preparedness coordination, training, and education.
ADRC - Asian Disaster Reduction Center
Nationally supported by Japanese Government; operating in international advocacy and dissemination of information on risk reduction.
IOC/UNESCO - Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UN organization working in oceanographic science including tsunami coordination and technical expertise, training and direction.
IFRC - International Federation of Red Cross
Coordination and support of national Red Cross and Red Cross societies; advocating and organizing preparedness activities on national and local level.
ISDR/PPEW - International Strategy for Disaster Reduction/Platform for the Promotion of Early Warning
UN organization advocating and coordinating disaster risk reduction activities; PPEW promotes early warning issues.
ITIC - International Tsunami Information Center
Nationally supported by the US Government related with the ICG/ITSU (International Coordination Group for the Tsunami Warning System in the Pacific); active in international advocacy and information dissemination.

National services
Operating on several elements of tsunami early warning services like technical research, operational experience, information material dissemination, public awareness building.

UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
Active in development coordination, country project management and risk reduction. UNDP disposes of essential national networks.
UNEP - United Nations Environmental Programme
UN organization coordinating environmental issues and activities. They establish technical networks and support of warning systems.
UN/OCHA - United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
UN organization operating in several aspects of humanitarian and emergency relief coordination.
UN-ESCAP - United Nations-Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
UN organization operating on regional level, supporting and coordinating economic and social development issues.
UNU - United Nations University
Research and development on issues of concern to the United Nations. They hold expertise in project design and evaluation of community based early warning systems.
UNV - United Nations Volunteers
UNV serves as an operational partner in development cooperation at the request of UN member states, mainly operating on local, community based and national level.
WMO - World Meteorological Organization
UN organization of meteorological coordination, creating technical networks, communications, hazards and warning systems.