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Humanitarian Action – Power of the Crowd : Collective Voices in HADR
Information provided by affected citizens and community volunteers informs decision-makers of the realities on the ground. This crowdsourced data now plays an important part in disaster responses. However, these efforts ...
From Brazil to Singapore: Containing Zika in Southeast Asia
On 13 May 2016, Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Environmental Agency (NEA) reported Singapore’s first imported case of the Zika virus. Although the case of patient zero is likely to be a one-off ...
Is there such a thing as a "natural" disaster?
Being vulnerable to the forces of nature is entirely social and political economic decisions. This article provides an overview of 40 years of critical disaster studies and why critical approach to understanding disasters ...
The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Coping With Disruptive Change
The fourth industrial revolution will benefit mankind tremendously. We can also expect disruptions. Upholding state centrality will ensure continuity and stability amidst this seismic shift.
Cheaper Fossil Fuels: The Relevance of Nuclear Energy
As carbon-intensive fossil fuels have become cheaper, would nuclear power continue to be relevant? Nuclear power can help countries in their diversification from fossil fuels. But public concerns over post-Fukushima nuclear ...
Nepal Earthquake One Year On: Building a More Effective Relief Effort
One year since the devastating Nepal earthquakes, the international relief effort holds lessons for future emergency response. While reconstruction efforts remain stifled, the immediate international relief operations ...
The Digital Age of HADR: Harnessing Technology for Relief Operations
The advancement in technology has far reaching consequences for many sectors including Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief [HADR]. Satellite and mobile technology has brought about revolutionary changes in the ...
Less is More: Untapped Role of Small Farmers in Asia
The world’s small farmers, numbering in billions, risk losing their livelihoods to urban growth and climate change. Despite the grave challenges they face, small farmers can make the quantum leap into productivity if good ...
Jihadist Disengagement from Violence: Understanding Contributing Factors
Members of Indonesian jihadist groups are disengaging from violence. Understanding the factors that facilitate disengagement can enable governments and NGOs working in the field of terrorist rehabilitation to tailor ...
Pitfalls of the "Internet-of-Things"
The global network of Internet-enabled sensors, devices and systems called the “Internet-of-Things” promises many upsides. But many IoT products are vulnerable to hacking. In the IoT age, it is vital to strike a balance ...