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Tulane University Gets $5 Million Grant for Global Disaster-Leadership Program | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Tulane University has been awarded a $5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help universities in disaster-prone regions in Africa and Asia establish a network of education and development programs in disaster resilience and leadership.

NEW ORLEANS -- Tulane University has been awarded a $5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help universities in disaster-prone regions in Africa and Asia establish a network of education and development programs in disaster resilience and leadership.

The goal is to empower universities to protect their communities by creating, strengthening and sustaining leaders who are experts in disaster planning, response and risk reduction, said the grant’s principal investigator Ky Luu, executive director of Tulane’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy (DRLA).

To read the full press release, visit the Tulane University website.

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