NCDP Perspectives

Deadly extreme weather is the new normal

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The weather has always been unpredictable. And extreme events are even harder to predict. They are by their nature, rare, and with the environmental changes occurring, even historical trends may not be as useful in forecasting risk.

August 8, 2019

Financing catastrophe: 4 ways we pay for disasters

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Like any healthy financial portfolio, disaster financing should be diverse. There is no single mechanism that should be overly relied upon at the expense of others. And an abundance of resources in one sector does not obviate the need from the others because every form of financing disaster has sweet spots and blind spots.

August 8, 2019

Emergency management is having a #MeToo moment

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This is not just an issue of fairness, victims and survivors...It is also a failure to capitalize on different perspectives that represent the community that emergency management serves.

August 8, 2019

Children in Crisis: Supporting Parents and Caregivers of Syrian Refugee Children

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The project begins with a robust needs assessment process that will ensure that the best available science is integrated into the application, and that it is developed in a way that appropriately presents the information to be accessed by Syrian refuges from a wide range of circumstances. Based on this, we will then move into application development and piloting among Syrian refugees in a several locations.

November 4, 2018