4 Benefits & Challenges: Disaster Management Strong demand from the Geohazards Community to have easy and seamless access to data during the whole cycle of the Disaster Risk Management (Prevention, Prediction & EW, Crisis, Post Crisis and recovery)
5 Global Initiative: Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases Alliance (GACD) for a critical battle against:Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases-Research on:♦ Cardiovascular Diseases╙╙►►►(mainly Heart Disease and Stroke)♦ Several Cancers♦ Chronic Respiratory conditions♦ Type 2 DiabetesAlliance: Australia+Canada+China+India+UK+USA╙╙►►► Health Research Agencies: collectively managing estimated 80% of world’s public health research funding
6 Benefits & Challenges: Human Capital (shared?) Number of scientists/engineers vs. population:Africa: less than 1 per 10,000 inhabitantsAsia & Europe: 2-5 per 10,000 inhabitants
7 Thank you for your attention Benefits & Challenges: Progress through Partnerships Individuals & Nations“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of the giants.”Sir Isaac Newton ( )English mathematician and physicistIn: Letter to Robert Hooke, 5 February 1676Thank you for your attention
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