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Climate change is making resilience a more urgent design priority

Adversity Quotient

As Philippine business schools today traverse their institutional road maps for enhanced curricula and instruction that meet the challenges of the 21st century and the learning standards of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), students are expected to acquire multidimensional skills that better integrate technical, social and personal development. As such, educators and industry professionals have increasingly turned their attention to studying human-related indicators for success in work and life achievements. One indicator is Adversity Quotient, which is defined as a person’s capacity to deal with life adversities, and not merely to cope, but to triumph over those challenges. It is also referred to as human resilience, or simply, grit…


Tongan women highlighted in stories of resilience post-cyclone Gita


Severe Tropical Cyclone Gita was the most intense tropical cyclone to impact Tonga since reliable records began. The second named storm and first major tropical cyclone of the 2017–18 South Pacific cyclone season, Gita originated from a monsoon trough that was active in the South Pacific in early February 2018.

A series of articles on the resilience of Tongan women during and after Cyclone Gita aims to highlight the importance of gender equality in decision making.

The personal accounts of women in rural areas of Nuku‘alofa and ‘Eua are by the Tongan Women and Children‘s crisis centre.

Its director Ofa Guttenbeil-Likiliki said most of the planning and decision making in Tonga was done by men.

But she argues the resilience and vision shown by so many Tongan women during and after the devastation wrought by Gita makes a strong case for change.

“So I think regardless of who has a official title like a town officer title or a district officer title, what these stories show is that the women are able to contribute and are able to participate in the…


Climate change is making resilience a more urgent design priorityOver the past few decades, there has been steady progress in the building industry toward producing projects that are environmentally sensitive and energy efficient.

This movement is spearheaded by the global efforts of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, regulatory agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy, and cities, states and companies.

Standards such as the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system and the Living Building Challenge have become synonymous with sustainability. Their fundamental goals are to sustain natural resources, promote occupant health and reduce life-cycle waste and pollution to safeguard prosperity and opportunity for future generations…


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