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  1. Through a framework of regional research centers, research nodes, science committees and secretariats, START conducts research on regional aspects of global change; provides fellowship and education opportunities; shares knowledge; bridges between science and society to support decision making; and mobilizes financial, institutional and human resources.
  2. The British Columbia Ministry of Public Safety provides information for the general public regarding community emergency planning, response and recovery. There are similar programs in each province.
  3. The Ontario Storm Prediction Center and Environment Canada advise the public by providing special winter weather alerts and information regarding preparedness for weather hazards.
  4. The Seismic Hazard Mitigation Program for High-Risk Buildings in Vancouver, British Columbia is developing a long-term strategy to prepare for and reduce the impact of a major earthquake on seismically vulnerable buildings. Goals include: to educate building owners about the seismic vulnerability of their buildings in the hope that they will upgrade them voluntarily and to provide incentives to encourage owners to upgrade their buildings within a certain time period.
  5. SSS in India under its Community Initiatives in Disaster Risk Reduction works actively in 10 districts of Andhra Pradesh State, covering almost 100 villages. They focus on community capacity building by providing school training, mangrove development, preparedness classes, response information, a community disaster relief fund, and awareness camps.
  6. StC in India is working with 40 villages in Rajasthan to establish village level committees comprised of local leaders, Panchayat members, teachers and children. These committees meet once a month to work on issues pertaining to drought in their villages.
  7. The SMA has a mason certification program that was introduced by the Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority (GSDMA) and the Gujarat State Vocational Training Institute (GSVT). Over 450 masons have been trained in disaster resistant skills to date.
  8. SEEDS has several sustainable community initiatives, including disaster reduction awareness, cyclone preparedness drills, and safe construction practices.
  9. VHA of India through the Aparajita Orissa Project and Aparajita Andamans Project aims at empowering the local community and build their capacity to recover from devastation and prepare for future natural disasters.

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