The sixth Virtual Peering Series—Central Asia will take place on 24 May at 09.00-10.30 UTC (14.00-15.30) in Western Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan (15.00-16.30 in Eastern Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan). This event will be organized by the Internet Society, RIPE NCC, and Euro-IX.
USAID's Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance, through a $650,000 grant to the International Federation of the Red Cross, plans to enhance the capacity of Thai Red Cross Society (TRCS) to reduce disaster risk and build community resilience in Thailand by strengthening geographical information systems, disaster risk reduction planning, and preparedness for effective response. The award will focus on: 1.
Under the BHA-supported Scaling Community Engagement for Next Generation DRM in Indonesia and the program, Yayasan PetaBenaca (Disaster Mapping Foundation) a local Indonesian NGO, developed a real-time disaster warning system for communities in Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta, as well as in urban areas of the Philippines.