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Keys to International Emergency Management: Resilience and Private Sector Cooperation

On the third and final day of IDCE 2012 the talk is still about resilience, however now the focus is on international resilience rather than community specific preparation. The two instances are of course related; however international disaster management relies heavily on Non-Governmental-Organizations (NGOs) and the private sector.

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5 Key Take-Aways from IDCE Day 2

1. Active communities that prepare citizens to be involved in the disaster recovery process are resilient, whereas passive communities are critically vulnerable. 2. Private citizens can focus disaster recovery information via social media with 98% reliability 3. In a disaster scenario, communities can self-correct, embracing good information and eschewing illegitimate sources. 4. Despite the extra […]

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Social Cohesion and Community Resilience

Its day two of the IDCE 2012 and the one thing I keep hearing about is “resilience.” In general sessions, break-out talks, and around the exhibits, the idea of community resilience has emerged as one of the hot-button topics of the International Disaster Conference and Expo. The reason for this is simple: if communities are not […]

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5 Key Take-Aways from IDCE Day One

The three roadblocks to effective emergency management are P.I.G. – politics, inertia, and God Disaster scenarios are no longer isolated events and cannot be solved with Preparedness starts with the smallest affected community. If a community isn’t optimally resilient, the recovery effort will fail. Creativity is an understated factor in disaster recovery. Creative communities gain […]

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