Amazon Web Services Announces Funding for Organizations Affected by Natural Disasters
Amazon Web Services announced Project Resilience for Central America and the Caribbean, a program that provides funding to organizations that may be affected by natural disasters and whose business continuity is critical to community resilience.
AWS offers up to $5,000 USD in AWS promotional credits to support projects related to business continuity in the cloud.
“The goal of the project is to enable customers to maintain business continuity even in the face of disasters and increase the resilience of organizations,” said Abby Daniell, AWS public sector program manager for Latin America, Canada, and the Caribbean. “The credits will be valid for one year and can be used to develop a comprehensive disaster recovery plan,” she said.
Governments, healthcare institutions, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions will be able to prepare in advance with a specific disaster recovery plan for the upcoming 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June to November.
In the Caribbean and Central America, tropical storms are becoming more powerful due to climate change. In May 2020, the Atlantic hurricane season forecast called for 15 to 19 major named storms. However, last year’s hurricane season broke all records with 30 named storms, including Category 4 storms (Eta and Iota) that caused severe damage in the region. Following the storms, widespread flooding impacted most of these countries.