The WADPI is supported by the United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM) Operation United Assistance Transition Disaster Preparedness Program (DPP). USAFRICOM DPP has been working to enhance disaster capacity and capability of African partner nations since its inception in 2009. USAFRICOM DPP promotes a whole-of-government disaster planning and management across the continent of Africa, more than 26 countries to date. Building on the long-term program, the WADPI emerged as a new, short-term train-the-trainer project post Ebola that supports all-hazards disaster preparedness in ECOWAS region, ensuring the involvement of the key institutional stakeholders of Partner Nations’ government. WADPI, supported by DPP focuses on incorporating lessons learned from the recent Ebola crisis into whole-of-government disaster preparedness strategies and plans involving all sectors of the government.
Additional U.S government implementing partners include, the United States Air Forces Africa (AFAF) the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) Cooperative Threat Reduction/Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CTR/CBEP), and DTRA’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Preparedness Program (CP2), Defense Institute for Medical Operations (DIMO) and the Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM), Implementing Partner of the USAFRICOM DPP.