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The Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) is a global technical partnership established by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a key mechanism to engage the resources of technical agencies beyond the United Nations for rapid identification, confirmation and response to public health emergencies of international importance. GOARN comprises over 250 technical institutions and networks (and their members) across the globe. These partners include medical and surveillance initiatives, regional technical networks, networks of laboratories, United Nationals organizations (e.g. UNICEF, UNHCR), the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (ICRC, IFRC), international humanitarian non-governmental organizations (e.g. Médecins Sans Frontières, International Rescue Committee, Epicenter), and national public health institutes. All have the ability to pool their resources rapidly to assist affected countries seeking support.

GOARN has requested GISCorps volunteers to conduct online training sessions for 40 individuals from the GOARN network so that the GOARN partners can better take advantage of GIS resources provided to their organizations. The training session will cover basic knowledge and usage of ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Operations Dashboard, and ArcGIS Insights. Lisa Silva and Noah Krach were selected for the role.

Recruitment completed, project in progress

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