OpenWorld Relief

What We Do

Short-Term REsponse

Search and Rescue

We work with other relief organizations and agencies to ensure an effective and efficient response. This includes integrating into the UN cluster methodology on international responses or the FEMA framework on domestic responses. We fill gaps while maintaining our efficient posture and avoiding time-wasting red tape.

Health and Well Being

People come first, always. On the forefront are the immediate victims of a the disaster itself, but there is so much more to it. Natural disasters require many levels of care from immediate medical care to long-term psychological support.

Inter-Agency Collaboration

We work with other relief organizations and agencies to ensure an effective and efficient response. This includes integrating into the UN cluster methodology on international responses or the FEMA framework on domestic responses. We fill gaps while maintaining our efficient posture and avoiding time-wasting red tape.

Relief Logistics

Logistics is one of the most critical roles post disaster. We have a dedicated logistics team that manages relationships with aircraft and vessel operators to move people and supplies where they’re needed, in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible.

Points of Distribution

We set up central locations with community integration to ensure all those in need have access to relief supplies. We work to ensure that these are inclusive of the entire community, with our guidance, so that aid gets to all community members in a fair and nonbiased manner.

Long-Term REcovery

Sustainability

In our long-term, high-impact projects we focus on sustainability from an environmental and economical standpoint. This is a carefully developed project set in which community support and understanding is paramount. Projects range from plant material–based buildings to solar installations and atmospheric water generation.

Resiliency

It’s critical that residential or commercial infrastructure being rebuilt is done so in a way that improves the chances of protection from future events. We begin by doing proof-of-concept projects to show validity, and then work with the community and chambers of commerce to pair professional, resilient, and trusted building firms with the community to eliminate the chance of profiteering.

Economic Development

Much of what drives long-term recovery is ensuring that a sense of normalcy returns. Economic development is a key aspect of this, getting people back to work, making products and services available, and producing a much-needed stimulus to the local economy.

Capacity Building

Our overarching goal whenever we enter a long-term deployment is to improve the capacity of a community to give it a better chance in the next event. While hard assets such as response vehicles are important, the training and proper methodology we can deploy is equally critical for long-term success.

Training and Education

We love providing community-based learning programs in all relevant aspects of our work. This is dependent on the needs dictated by the disaster or the community itself. These programs cover everything from basic medical training to fire prevention and water purification.