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Opinion: Resilience — from buzzword to action

Opinion: Resilience — from buzzword to action

Back in 2013, an article in the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper castigated the development community for selling “resilience” to the public without a clear definition and using the term fleetingly. Four years on, many of the same questions remain. Is resilience still a mere buzzword that development organizations are using to rebrand their work? Have we moved past the jargon to taking meaningful action? Or rather, as I think of it, has resilience been with us since time-immemorial — a positive force that drives innovation, creativity, adaptation and technological evolution?…

 

Days after deadliest tragedy in decades, Colombia still at imminent risk of natural disasters

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Days after deadliest tragedy in decades, Colombia still at imminent risk of natural disasters

While the dead bodies of many are still buried under the rubble caused by a mudslide in southern Colombia, ongoing torrential rains continue to threaten the country.

According to President Juan Manuel Santos, the combination of this year’s first rainy season and Pacific weather phenomenon “La Nina,” more than one third of the country’s municipalities are on some level of…

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