Over the last fifteen years Americas Relief Team (ART) has developed many resources and experience for improving disaster readiness and response to assist countries in improving their disaster preparedness capabilities, and mobilized efforts to provide substantial assistance following devastating hurricanes. C-PReP applies lessons learned from recent disasters along with widely recognized best practices to assist airports and seaports in advancing continuity of operations.
The program promotes capacity building, implements resiliency assessment and planning activities, and provides post-disaster technical and commodities support. It is based on the creation, development, and dissemination of state-of-the art disaster mitigation standard operating procedures and training. C-PReP seeks to achieve the swift revitalization of the logistics supply chain after a disaster, facilitating the rapid delivery of much-needed aid and stabilizing traumatized communities.
With full implementation, C-PReP’s goal is to achieve speedy restoration of airports and seaports following major crisis events. C-PReP’s multi-agency articulation creates a standardized, viable set of policies and procedures for disaster mitigation and port reconstruction that can be formalized and communicated to essential port personnel via intensive and realistic training, drills, and practice. This yields an effective set of protocols for regional response to ensure that airports and seaports are fully operable as quickly as possible, maximizing the timely delivery of critical humanitarian aid to local communities while minimizing the avoidable hardships that can unfold in the wake of a disaster.