resilience starts with information
Green growth: It’s not business as usual
RE: “Innovative financing ‘key to implementation of green growth agenda’” (The New Times, December 5). With green growth and climate resilience strategy, human capital development cannot be business as usual. Rwanda’s green growth and climate resilience strategy is a footprint to continued sustainable growth. The term is used to describe a path of economic growth that uses natural resources in a sustainable manner. It is used globally to provide an alternative concept to typical industrial economic growth. With more terms used to confirm this new path, you hear so much around this concept, for example clean energy, less carbon emission, green technology, green jobs etc.
However, you will agree that green growth is not a replacement for sustainable development. Rather, it provides a practical and flexible approach for achieving concrete, measurable progress across its economic and environmental pillars, while taking full account…
Building a resilient workforce
A resilient employee is able to perform well under stress, learn continuously, and keep work and life balanced. Resiliency takes several forms. During an upswing, resilient employees are able to take advantage of market opportunities that help a company grow. During a downturn or industry disruption, resilient employees are able to remain flexible and work through challenges to help a business survive or redefine itself for changing times.
We define capacity as the resources and creativity an individual needs to work, to accomplish his or her goals and to contribute materially to the present and future success of an organization. Beyond the knowledge and skills required, this definition also includes the energy and resources needed to maintain a sense of buoyancy…
Resilience is far more than a buzz word
We have all heard this said before, but just like most ‘words to live by’, it’s undoubtedly easier said than done.
For some people, a minor setback can feel catastrophic, while others can bounce back from their misfortune with a smile on their face and a spring in their step. What’s the difference? Resilience.
Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly when faced with adversity or change. Being resilient doesn’t mean that a person doesn’t experience difficulties, just that they come back from them bigger and better than ever. Better yet, Springfox research has shown that resilience is a skill that can be purposefully developed and skilfully maintained by all.
It’s a common misperception that resilience is only developed…