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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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Jane Carter, October 2016 1

Leadership skills for women and men staff

Probably all international development organisations have some sort of written commitment to upholding gender equality and diversity within their internal organisation. At Helvetas, we have such a principle in our gender and social equity policy – but what matters is being proactive about putting policy into practice. Numbers of women and men staff Staffing figures

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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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