Resilience NEWS

The Stockport Community Association and an Eyre Peninsula police sergeant have been named winners in the National Disaster Resilience Awards

The mid-north town of Stockport was recognised for its efforts recovering from damaging floods, while Brevet Sergeant Todd Reed was awarded for helping increase emergency safety in Port Neill…


Disaster-resilient infrastructure ‘key to saving lives’

First respondents saved many lives following the Christchurch earthquakes, yet many survivors found they had little or nothing left. Homes were destroyed, and in many cases livelihoods, when local businesses struggled as the City’s infrastructure failed. So, what have we learnt? In a new global report released today, Rebuilding for resilience: fortifying infrastructure to withstand disaster, PwC finds building disaster-resilient infrastructure is key to saving lives and economic losses…


Japan and WFP Review Disaster Resilience Building in Southern Bangladesh

DHAKA – The Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh and the Representative of the United Nations World Food Programme today visited Satkhira, Southern Bangladesh, to see the impact of WFP’s programmes to help communities enhance their resilience to natural disasters and the effects of climate change…


Tracking Corporate Disaster Relief from the Head to the Heart

Reactive CSR in response to natural disaster brings up complex questions, as high pressure responses to human tragedy create a unique set of circumstances far removed from the ordinary parameters within which CSR initiatives operate…


How to Prepare Your Business for a Disaster

From tornados in Oklahoma to flooding in Colorado, natural disasters can strike anywhere at any time. And yet, 70 percent of small businesses say they don’t consider themselves at risk for disaster in the future. If yours is one of them, you’re making a mistake, according to small business expert Brian Moran, a contributor to American Express’ OPEN Forum website

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