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 The FedEx Award for Innovations in Disaster PreparednessGuidelines
and FedEx are pleased to announce “The FedEx Award for Innovations in DisasterPreparedness” to recognize an innovative intervention that reduces communities’ vulnerability to
hazards or natural disasters and increases their capacity to prevent or cope with such adverse events.InterAction and FedEx aim to promote and share innovative ideas on how to improve disasterpreparedness.We are seeking innovative examples of interventions that increase awareness; build capacity andknowledge; promote community involvement; foster collaboration between civil society and localgovernments and the private sector; and/or mainstream disaster preparedness activities.
How to Apply
What is disaster preparedness? 
InterAction defines disaster preparedness as efforts that seek to reduce the human and economic lossesassociated with hazards or natural
disasters by reducing communities’ vulnerability to
natural disastersand/or increasing their capacity to prevent or cope with such adverse events.
Sample activities include the establishment or strengthening of early warning systems; disaster responsetraining; development of disaster preparedness plans; installation of drainage systems for floodmitigation; improving infrastructure such as roads and communications to facilitate post-disasterresponse; and strengthening building codes.
What is an innovation? 
An innovation is an approach or technique new to its context or setting that shows the potential toaddress the challenges in disaster situations and can therefore lead to safeguarding or improving
people’s lives
Who is eligible to apply? 
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society organizations implementing disasterpreparedness interventions in the developing world.
Submission Process
The online submission form is available at http://www.interaction.org/document/fed-ex-award-innovations-disaster-preparedness or by email request to Danielle, dheiberg@interaction.org.  The submission window is open from April 29-June 30, 2013. Incomplete applications or applicationsreceived after June 30, 2013 will not be considered.
How will submissions be evaluated? 
Submissions will be evaluated by a selection committee composed of representatives from InterAction

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