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Title: Resilience in the humanitarian sphere: stimulating resilience for recovery
Authors: King, Katrice G.
Bosher, Lee S.
Kayaga, Sam
Keywords: Development
Post-emergency/recovery phase
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: KING, K.G., BOSHER, L.S. and KAYAGA, S., 2013. Resilience in the humanitarian sphere: stimulating resilience for recovery. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Delivering water, sanitation and hygiene services in an uncertain environment: Proceedings of the 36th WEDC International Conference, Nakuru, Kenya, 1-5 July 2013, Refereed paper 1797.
Abstract: Resilience is the current 'buzz word', the question is, is it just a trend and a re-hash of an old debate or can it offer solutions to much needed challenges? A resilience based approach in emergency operations has the ability to improve operations, stimulate recovery, ensure effective exit and transition mechanisms and leave sustainable solutions for rehabilitation; offering the ability to increase coherence between relief, recovery and development. The current financial and operational framework the humanitarian sector operates under sees these activities separated into 'phases' along a continuum with many agencies deeming any form of 'recovery' activity outside their mandate. But continual challenges with transition, exits, incidence of unnecessary protracted reliefs and consequential negative impacts on society, are a strong indicator of a need to re-evaluate the current emergency paradigm. It is argued that Resilience Building Initiatives (RBIs) have the ability to operationalize resilience in the post-disaster context.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/25186
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