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[本文只供英語版本。] Humanitarian organizations are often involved in different stages of disaster management, including preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation. Such involvement takes the form of networks among humanitarian organizations as well as between humanitarian organizations and the affected communities. But an enduring question is the extent to which the humanitarian networks can be sustained over time across and between disasters, even without the trigger of disaster...
[本文只供英語版本。] Cities face a growing range of challenges in the 21st century, from the effects of climate change and growing migrant populations, to inadequate infrastructure, pandemics, and cyber-attacks. Resilience is what helps cities adapt and transform in the face of these challenges and many more, helping them to prepare for both the expected and the unexpected. 100RC defines urban resilience as...
Understanding the Wishes and Willingness of Different Sectors to be Trained as Professional Emergency Planners
[本文只供英語版本。] The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) is taking an initiative to assess the demand in structured training and certification in emergency planning and management for different sectors of industries in Hong Kong.
[本文只供英語版本。] Recently, I attended the 4th Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction (4th GSRIDRR) in the Disaster Prevention Research Institute, at Kyoto University. And I managed to take away with me a few major learnings from the Summit, which I wish sharing here! My first learning was about the new scientific challenges to disaster risk reduction and disaster risk management, and there is continuing need to foster uptake of science in government and industries to support implementation – suggestions on what works! I found the organization by Gluckman on the “Five categories of science advice” very comprehensive: