Resilience NEWS

Mayor must focus on city’s resiliency

New Yorkers expect two things above all from our mayor: to keep us safe and to keep our economy strong. By embracing an agenda that puts resilience front and center, Mayor Bill de Blasio can accomplish both. Resilience is the ability of people, communities and institutions to prepare for, withstand and bounce back more rapidly from acute shocks and chronic stresses. As Superstorm Sandy showed, these shocks and stresses are increasing in both frequency and intensity. They are not always preventable, but the degree of destruction and devastation can be. Mr. de Blasio should use his first 100 days to ensure that New York is prepared to face the next shock while also fostering the right environment for growing the economy and creating good jobs…

New York City skyline
New York City skyline

 

DOF mulls calamity resiliency fund

The Department of Finance is eyeing the creation of a calamity resiliency fund to enable the country to respond to and recover from the effects of extreme man-made and natural disasters in a timely and efficient manner.  In a briefing, Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima highlighted the need to develop a national, long-term preventive approach to managing natural catastrophes and protecting lives and property as the total economic cost of severe weather disturbances is huge  and has  continued to rise over time.  The Philippines is the  most exposed country to tropical storms in the world, experiencing an average of 20 typhoons a year.  It is also exposed to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions…

 

Goldilocks Had It Right: How to Build Resilient Societies in the 21st Century

Importantly, the storm has sparked a new conversation about our need for greater resilience in the face of disaster. It’s a timely conversation: While disasters of all kinds are nothing new, the frequency, scale, and impact of today’s disasters are greater than ever. The number of people affected by natural disasters exploded over the last century, from just a few million in 1900 to roughly 300 million in 2011. The global reinsurance firm Munich Re says 2011 was the costliest year ever for the insurance industry…

 

Resilience plan vital

THE mind is to the brain as diesel is to the header.  That’s the advice of consultant Dennis Hoiberg, who is encouraging grain growers to think about developing a “head plan” to ensure their emotional wellbeing.  According to Mr Hoiberg, of Lessons Learnt Consulting Pty Ltd, growers should spend time developing a resilience plan by “getting the mind ready to use the brain”.  “The mind is to the brain as diesel is to the header – both are interdependent on each other to work,” Mr Hoiberg said.  “All I ask is that people in the grains sector apply the same skills and thinking to themselves as they apply to their farming and business activities…

 

Resilience in Leadership for Women

Flexible and adaptable. That’s certainly what we all would like to be know for as effective leaders.  And resilience, being identified as the ability to bounce back from setbacks, is a terrific characteristic for women.  At Skirt Strategies we focus on a different leadership goal each month, providing a training tip via video and weekly training assignments for subscribed members. Ergo, our topic coming to you this month …. Resilience…

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