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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Bagong labas: Building Community Disaster Resistance

Panahon na naman ng Bagyo, kung kaya't kaliwa't kanan ang mga volunteer organizations sa paghikayat ng mga volunteers na tumulong sa pagbibigay ng tulong sa iba :) ehehe ano ba namang entry ito?

Heniways, me bagong libro a ng NAS tungkol sa pagbubuo ng disaster resistance within communities, at ito ay produkto ng private-public cooperation. Sa mga lugar na walng malakas na private sector (i.e., class 3 or 4 na komunidad), tatantyahing mahina rin ang ito, kung kaya't importante talaga makapag-buo ng malakas na private sector para hindi lamang gobyerno ang nagbibigay ng serbisyo sa mamamayan.

eto yung libro, libre sya i-download sa Pilipinas. Mula sa kanyang description:

Natural disasters--including hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and floods--caused over 220,000 deaths worldwide in the first half of 2010 and wreaked havoc on homes, buildings, and the environment. To withstand and recover from natural and human-caused disasters, it is essential that citizens and communities work together to anticipate threats, limit their effects, and rapidly restore functionality after a crisis.

Increasing evidence indicates that collaboration between the private and public sectors could improve the ability of a community to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. Several previous National Research Council reports have identified specific examples of the private and public sectors working cooperatively to reduce the effects of a disaster by implementing building codes, retrofitting buildings, improving community education, or issuing extreme-weather warnings. State and federal governments have acknowledged the importance of collaboration between private and public organizations to develop planning for disaster preparedness and response. Despite growing ad hoc experience across the country, there is currently no comprehensive framework to guide private-public collaboration focused on disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

Building Community Disaster Resilience through Private-Public Collaboration assesses the current state of private-public sector collaboration dedicated to strengthening community resilience, identifies gaps in knowledge and practice, and recommends research that could be targeted for investment. Specifically, the book finds that local-level private-public collaboration is essential to the development of community resilience. Sustainable and effective resilience-focused private-public collaboration is dependent on several basic principles that increase communication among all sectors of the community, incorporate flexibility into collaborative networks, and encourage regular reassessment of collaborative missions, goals, and practices.

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