Haiti’s history of violence and disasters
Haiti became Latin America and the Caribbean’s first independent state of the colonial era and the first Black-led republic when it threw off French rule in the 19th century.
But it has suffered cycles of violence, invasion and repression for most of its subsequent history, as well as natural disasters including an earthquake in 2010 that killed as many as 300,000 people.
Here are some key events in Haiti’s history:
1492 – Spain colonizes the island of Hispaniola after the arrival of Christopher Columbus. Two hundred years later Spain cedes the western half to France. Plantations worked by slaves of African origin produce sugar, rum and coffee that enrich France.
1791 – Former slave Toussaint Louverture leads a successful revolt and in 1801 issues a constitution. The revolution is often described as the world’s first and only successful slave rebellion…READ ON
Europe’s floods proved one thing. India sells disaster differently
In the middle of July, I started getting messages from people I knew and people I didn’t. ‘Are you okay?’ Was I okay? I was better than okay, I thought. I’d just relocated to Berlin. The nightmare of the past year-and-a-half locked up in our flat in Delhi seemed to fast fading. I was re-entering society! Joining language classes! Going for long walks in a thousand urban parks! Adding exclamation marks at the end of every sentence!….READ ON
Want To Improve Revenue Growth? It Starts With A Resilient Workforce
KellyOCG’s Global Workforce Agility Report 2021 “Next-level agility: The four dynamics of a resilient workforce” found that companies that are taking a strategic, long-term approach to improving the resilience, agility, and wellbeing of their workforce are more likely to report revenue growth when compared to their peers.
The report proposes 4 key dynamics that can help organizations build a more resilient workforce, thereby having a more profitable business model.
Resilience is the ability to recover quickly from adversity or difficulties. In business, resilience is the ability of an organization to withstand, adapt, and thrive in the face of crises and uncertainty.
Unfortunately, recent research has found that the pandemic has eroded worker resilience, which is impacting productivity levels and company bottom-line.
Companies need to take heed of this crisis. KellyOCG argues that there is a compelling business case for building and nurturing resilient workforce…READ ON