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Resilience – The Antidote to ISIS

Resilience – The Antidote to ISIS

Nowadays, when hordes of counterterrorism pundits are falling all over each other in their eagerness to push forth Amygdala-controlled agendas, designed to satisfy a spectrum of needs, from pure revenge to trying to bring some semblance of control to what appears like a frontal assault on normalcy in the heart of Western Europe, maybe it’s time to revisit an old, tested and useful (though admittedly less exciting) antidote to terrorism – resilience…

 

Building resilience crucial to face challenges

BNM Annual Report 2015: Building resilience crucial to face challenges KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) expects Malaysia to face significant challenges over the medium term and its Governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz calls for continued focus towards building future resilience. In the foreword to BNM Annual Report 2015 released on Wednesday, she said the building of such resilience was crucial beyond managing the risks to macroeconomic and financial stability arising from external uncertainties. “At the same time, there is increased urgency for the economy to accelerate its transition to a higher value-added, high-income economy and avoid a slide into a middle-income trap,” she said…

 

Resilience in the face of crisis: Women taking the lead

Ramírez holds meetings with community members to get feedback on PRO-VIDA’s food voucher program and to help them make plans to face the ongoing El Nino crisis. Photo: James Rodriguez / Oxfam America

Ramírez holds meetings with community members to get feedback on PRO-VIDA’s food voucher program and to help them make plans to face the ongoing El Nino crisis. Photo: James Rodriguez / Oxfam America

When life-threatening disasters strike, both local communities and global aid organizations respond, bringing their unique resources and skills to the effort. Local leaders play a key role, but often they don’t have the tools to respond as robustly as they wish. Last week’s International Women’s Day presented an opportunity for groups such as Oxfam and PRO-VIDA to advocate for the needs of women on the front lines of humanitarian emergencies and renew our call for a major shift in the international humanitarian system. They need critical resources to play that role effectively…

 

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