CJR’s mission is tri-fold: – To increase the Columbia community’s awareness of the effects of the Japan quake, the tsunami, the resulting aftershocks, and the on-going nuclear crisis and their implications for all;
– To draw upon the expertise and strength of Columbia’s faculty to generate evidence-based information and guidance about the Japan disaster and its aftermath and about comparable natural disasters; and
– To encourage continuing assistance to the affected regions as appropriate and in collaboration and coordination with other organizations
MLAK= Museums, Libraries, Archives, Kominkan. This effort is near and dear to my heart. The community of librarians, archivists, curators have joined forces to share information on how to protect materials and are volunteering their specialized knowledge to rebuild and restock facilities in the Tohoku region.
WKC is currently working on activities to support health recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake. There are 8 thematic areas, as follows:
Health indicators for emergency preparedness and recovery; Emergency essential health services package for urban areas; Information management for urban health emergencies; Mapping of technical resources and research activities on urban health emergencies; Human resource development strategies in urban emergencies; Business continuity plans for hospitals and public health sector; Planning processes for urban health emergencies; and Strengthening of urban hospitals and health facilities to be safer in disasters/emergencies.