RAPIDINF

Providing technical capacity building tools to the public institutions responsible for disaster management

Project Description

Title

Prepare public institutions to cope with disaster management, develop the Rapidly Deployable and Portable Intelligent Infrastructure for Post-Disaster Situations

Acronym

RAPIDINF

Goals

To provide technical capacity building tools to the public institutions responsible for disaster management in order to tackle more effectively post-disaster situations.

Region

Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria and Bosnia-Herzegovina

Duration

cca. 30 months

Partners

Biopolus Institute
Discovery R&D Center
Harghita County Council
Danube University Krems
University of Vienna
Sarajevo Economic Regional Development Agency
Perpetuum-mobile Foundation
Budapest Waterworks
Civil Protection and Emergency Situations Service of Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova
Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Project Summary

The main objective of the project is to provide a powerful tool to authorities and bodies responsible for disaster management to quickly and effectively address social and natural challenges. Our goal is to empower public authorities and public bodies responsible for disaster management with not only soft but also „hard” (e.g. technical) capacity building tools in order to tackle more effectively the challenges of our region, specifically the natural and social post-disaster situations.

We also seek to assist and support public authorities to improve their organizational and functional capacity in order to build sustainable livelihoods. We aim to make the authorities capable to provide the needed infrastructure in a cost-effective way and in a very short time after the calamity has occurred; we want to provide them proven solutions and methods to be able to build up their community affected by disasters and to be able to guarantee the civil safety of the affected communities.

One of the specific objectives is to understand the needs of different communities affected by disasters. We believe that any post-disaster intervention has to address the real needs of the communities and the recovery planning needs to follow the results of the needs assessment. This is the main driver of our aim to conduct a socio-cultural research among the affected communities and prepare the design basis of a modular complex infrastructure system that can be rapidly deployed.

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