October 14, 2022
AIT Partners with Taiwan NGOs
to Host HADR First Responders Training Workshop in Penghu
The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) was delighted to partner with the Taiwan Development Association for Disaster Medical Teams (TWDMTDA) and the Penghu County Government to co-host a “援手 Take Action” humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) First Responders training workshop at the National Penghu University of Science and Technology on October 14.
The training workshop in Penghu was the final iteration of a total of five training sessions around Taiwan. AIT believes these activities will expand our already robust cooperation in the HADR space, raise public and international awareness about Taiwan’s crucial role in HADR efforts, and support activities that foster resilience within Taiwan’s communities.
AIT Director Sandra Oudkirk highlighted in her opening remarks, “The United States is committed to working with partners on disaster relief and response. Being prepared and having the right mindset are invaluable resources – when responding to a disaster, containing a public health crisis, or reacting to other threats. And, everyone can play a role.”
AIT is committed to working with our counterparts in Taiwan to advance our shared vision for an Indo-Pacific region that is free, open, resilient, and inclusive. This series of activities builds upon our already rich history of reciprocity, cooperation, and expertise in the HADR field and exemplifies our commitment to shared values at a time when, more than ever, our challenges are transboundary in nature.