Disaster-affected communities form the backbone of any disaster response. But survivors are often underutilised in shaping plans for their community’s longer-term recovery and preparedness efforts.
In the immediate aftermath of an event like the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the path forward is not always clear. Looking backward, what have we learned?
The WHO is creating a Global Pandemic Radar – an example of collective intelligence that must learn lessons from this pandemic.
Supply chains, choke points, and ‘just in time’ manufacturing – where things went right and wrong during the pandemic.
Climate change, in its impacts on our society, will have the capacity to destabilise and push social, political and economic systems to their limits. We will have to be bold.
We often underestimate dangerous risks because they are slow or we think we are in more control of them than we actually are.
Natural disaster is a misnomer. Disasters occur due to societal failures, not nature.
India had the legal ability to classify migrant workers as internally displaced and offer them protection, but instead they were marooned and left to the mercy of fate.