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Zenebe Uraguchi, October 2016 1

The ‘oops moments’: why should we care about discussing ‘failures’?

PART ONE  Riff Fullan & Zenebe Uraguchi In April 2016, Johannes Haushofer, a professor of psychology at Princeton University, published a CV listing his career failures. Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Canada publishes its annual reports of failures, saying ‘admitting failure is a practice of embracing, talking about, and publishing programmatic and strategic failures’. Sometimes such experiences

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Zenebe Uraguchi, October 2016 0

‘Live to Tell’: some reflections on the occasion of the 2016 International Day for Disaster Reduction

Saleemul Huq and Zenebe Uraguchi The wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada in May 2016 consumed more than 2,400 structures and nearly 600,000 hectares of forest. Considered as Canada’s costliest disaster, it was a case showing the need to have proactive (and not reactive) disaster risk management measures in place –fire risk maps for ensuring

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Zenebe Uraguchi, September 2016 0

Is there a ‘business case’ for Disaster Risk Management (DRM)?

Marina Filipović, Ajla Vilogorac, Nathalie Gunasekera & Zenebe Uraguchi The worst torrential floods in over 120 years! 90,000 Bosnians displaced and more than 40 dead! The most likely and indeed justified response to such disasters is saving lives and supporting short-term recovery efforts. The challenge often, however, is the lack of attention to disaster risks

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Zenebe Uraguchi, September 2016 0

What does it take to build ‘good’ partnerships? A question you should ask before implementing a project

Rakesh Munankami & Zenebe Uraguchi It won’t be an exaggeration, at least from the writers’ experience of implementing projects in multiple countries, to say that a ‘damn successful project’ requires good partners. A good partner is one that is capable and reliable with whom a project enters into specific agreements. Making the wrong choice can

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Zenebe Uraguchi, July 2016 10

Beyond credits: financial inclusion in Bangladesh

Noor Akter Naher & Zenebe Uraguchi It’s estimated that 2.7 billion of the world’s poor live on with a daily income of less than two dollars per person. This figure raises some fundamental questions: How do poor women and men ensure there is something to eat every day? How do they deal with emergencies? In

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