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Siemens helps to create a portable water filtration unit

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Natural disasters often affect water infrastructure leading to contaminated drinking water and outbreaks of water born disease. As a part of their Siemens Caring Hands programme Siemens collaborated with SkyJuice Foundation to create SkyHydrant a portable water filtration unit.

Sompo Japan Insurance helps to develop puppet play that teaches disaster awareness

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Under its “Education for Disaster Reduction” programme, Sompo Japan Insurance supports non-profits in presenting a puppet show for disaster awareness.

Indonesia's tourism industry is getting tsunami ready

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Following the Asian tsunami the Indonsesian Ministry of Culture and Tourism has partnered with the Bali Hotels Association (BHA) to improve tsunami readiness amongst hotels. The initiative is supported by the German Centrum für Migration und Entwicklung (CIM).

Streamlined disaster policy improves customer safety

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Tokyo Gas supplies natural gas to customers throughout Japan. Tokyo Gas has developed clear guidelines for earthquake preparedness in key phases - prevention policies, emergency policies, and restoration policies.

Public-Private Partnership Provides Health Insurance for the Poor in the Republic of Georgia

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Since 2004, the USAID-funded, Abt Associates-led CoReform Project has provided on-the-ground technical assistance to the Government of Georgia. The assistance focuses on exploring different health financing, health policy, and service delivery options to overcome barriers to high quality health...

Mobilink Turns Billboards to Bags

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The Mobilink Foundation, the non-profit arm of Mobilink, Pakistan’s leading cellular and Blackberry service providers, is turning plastic billboard skins into school bags for underprivileged children. The bags are distributed free of charge.

Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) in Nepal lends directly to small farmers

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Standard Chartered started developing a formal microfinance programme in 2004, and is now active in Nepal, India, Pakistan, Ghana and Bangladesh.

The Veolia Foundation helps to improve conditions in Cambodian orphanage

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The Veolia Environment Foundation provides financing and advice on the best sanitation system to be installed, by the the Association Droit, Développement et Partenariats Francophones (ADDPF), in an orphanage in Cambodia.

Mercy Malaysia trains PETRONAS employees in disaster response

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PETRONAS, the multinational petroleum corporation, has partnered with Mercy Malaysia to develop a structured volunteer programme known as the PETRONAS volunteer opportunity programme (PVOP).

ICICI provides weather insurance for Indian farmers

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Insurance company ICICI has partnered with Indian based microfinance institution BASIX to pilot the sale of rainfall insurance to farmers in India.