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Resilience Academy

The Rockefeller Foundation has been working with HR&A Associates to develop a workshop-based Resilience Academy that they have offered to local governments in the United States. The Academy brings together mulit-disciplinary teams of stakeholders from a local city to participate in a series of workshops to better understand resilience concepts, analyze resilience needs in their […]

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The Missing Piece of NIMS: Teaching Incident Commanders How to Function in the Edge of Chaos

An article by Cynthia Renaud, police chief in Folsom, California, on how to strengthen the National Incident Management System (NIMS) by integrating solutions for managing complexity. The article explores the dynamics of the initial edge-of-chaos that characterizes the first phase of every large-scale incident and offers recommendations for additions to NIMS that will better prepare first-responding

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Photo Report: Red Cross Carries Out a Zika Awareness Campaign in Gungulung

After the Ministry of Health in Belize recently recorded new cases of Zika, the Red Cross carried out a zika awareness campaign in the Gungulung community. The Belize Red Cross led the intervention, with support from representatives of the American, Bahamas, Guyana, Jamaica Red Crosses and the IFRC. Volunteers from Seattle University also took part

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A unified front: Business Partnerships for Effective Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery

This report makes the case that a unified effort of business partnership is needed to effectively manage the unexpected difficulties that arise as a result of disasters. It presents some strategies and best practices companies have implemented for dealing with disasters and reducing their impact. It also discusses a number of trends that are critical

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Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs

For the millions of Americans who have physical, medical, sensory or cognitive disabilities, emergencies such as fires, floods and acts of terrorism present a real challenge. The same challenge also applies to the elderly and other special needs populations. Protecting yourself and your family when disaster strikes requires planning ahead. This booklet will help you

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OpenStreetMap in Humanitarian Response

The following story was written by Lena Kang, GDPC Knowledge Management Intern, based on the learning events and discussions at the inaugural HOT Summit, hosted by the American Red Cross. HOT’s evolving role in humanitarian response At last week’s inaugural Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) Summit, dozens of humanitarians, geographers, programmers, community builders, and volunteer mappers

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Building a Disaster Preparedness Campaign from the Ground Up: A Case Study from Greater New York

One day Denise walked through my door and wanted to speak to me about volunteering in disaster preparedness. As we chatted, I found out that she was a registered nurse at a local New York City hospital in the Burn Center. Most patients who are admitted suffer from devastating burns across their body and are

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