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AWS, OAS will support Latin America in the face of possible natural disasters

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Friday, October 12, 2018

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October 12, 2018

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that they will work in partnership to develop initiatives that allow communities in the countries of the region to be better prepared when natural disasters occur and in this way reduce the impact of these events in their socioeconomic development.

The partnership, announced during a private event at the OAS headquarters in Washington DC, will benefit the countries, dependencies and territories of Latin America and the Caribbean. This is the second collaboration of this nature between AWS and the OAS, after developing a series of workshops and whitepapers on best cybersecurity practices for companies and government agencies in the region.

Jeff Kratz, Director of AWS for the Public Sector in Latin America, Canada and the Caribbean, and Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the OAS, worked with a group of experts to identify the main challenges that States in the region have in common when they must react to natural disasters and align them with existing capacities in technical cooperation and multisectoral work, to strengthen the resilience of communities in this type of situation.

In order to meet current and future needs for the attention of emergency situations, the following months will require very close work between international organizations, the private sector, the academic world and civil society.

AWS maintains its commitment to collaborate with the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, offering the best services in cloud computing and sharing the best practices that empower them in the implementation of their modernization plans in IT, with sufficient knowledge in cyber security that contribute to the development of the workforce for the future.