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Community-Based Network Organizations and disaster management

For many communities around the world, a major disaster presents a considerable setback in the healthy development of local infrastructure, sustainable livelihoods and economic growth for years to come. 882 more words

Education in Emergencies - a graduate's view

Georgia Chalkoutsaki did an internship with OC during 2014 in which she focused on education in emergencies. Hereunder she presents the summary of her thesis (which she also did on education in emergencies upon our encouragement). 1,612 more words


Preparing for Disaster: What's The Worst That Could Happen?

Ebola is on everyone’s mind, I guarantee. But when you think about it, how likely is Ebola to affect the continuity of your organization, let alone your community? 681 more words

Risk Management

Rights-based approaches to disaster response and risk reduction

A rights-based approach shifts us away from viewing crisis-affected populations as the objects of charity or as passive recipients and towards recognizing their agency and rights as citizens. 1,031 more words

Japan-funded project on climate resilience in critical Phl watersheds launched

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — “What you have is a knowledge building process, what you will gather, integrate it and share it especially among your stakeholders in the communities,” Commissioner Heherson T. 763 more words


OC intern wins access to security module in India

OC is proud its intern Lauren Wilcock has secured a place to attend a post-graduate security module in India, provided by the University of New Delhi. 723 more words


Power and partnership: responding to crises in Attawapiskat

The theory of community-based disaster management, which highlights the importance of community empowerment and the active participation of disaster-affected peoples in decisions around mitigation and response, is a welcome conceptual shift from previous theories that framed communities as passive victims who lack the capacity to assist themselves. 1,258 more words