Geneva Global Initiative Roundtable – Dealing With Existential Risk

2019-07-26T08:12:17+00:00Archives, Commentary, News, Recent Additions|

Dealing with existential risk The threat of existential risk is increasingly recognised by strategic planners as an issue of ever greater importance. The Geneva Global Initiative (GGI) has been created to undertake research and promote understanding in the field of existential risks and ways to prepare to deal with them. In a meeting on 19 June [...]

QSAND Guidance Manual

2019-01-16T16:49:11+00:00Archives, Recent Additions|

QSAND is a free to use shelter and settlement sustainability and resilience self-assessment tool developed by BRE Global (the developers of BREEAM), on behalf of the IFRC. As a part of their commitment to sustainable development, IFRC commissioned the development of QSAND to promote sustainable shelter and settlement activities in the aftermath of natural disasters. [...]

Futures Group Briefing Paper: Promoting the dialogue between scientists and humanitarians


Overview This paper provides an overview of findings from a series of more than 40 interviews with a broad range of scientists and humanitarian policy makers and analysts. Carried out between May to July 2007, these interviews were conducted within the Humanitarian Futures Group’s efforts to promote dialogue on issues of future human vulnerability using [...]

Futures Group Workbook: Trends and drivers of change in humanitarian action 2025


The Humanitarian Futures Programme (HFP) consists of four broad activities: Work to build the capacity of participants in futures methods and approaches Establishing and improving dialogue between scientists and humanitarian policy makers/practitioners A programme of innovations relevant to humanitarian operations Development of methods and tools The following short paper is intended to outline some of [...]

FOREWARN initiative


  Facilitating Enhanced Organisational Responsiveness for Effective West African Risk Reduction Overall objective: Contribute to the enhancement of effective disaster risk reduction in the West Africa region by strengthening organisations’’ capacities in anticipation, adaptation, collaboration, innovation and strategic leadership to reduce vulnerability to emerging and evolving threats related to both natural hazards and conflict. Specific [...]

Ecuador Country Mission Report


The mission. The Humanitarian Futures Programme (HFP) of Kings College aims to assist humanitarian organizations to deal better with the challenges of the 21st century, by identifying areas in which they can become more anticipatory, adaptive and collaborative. The HFP made an assessment visit to the Ecuador country team of the UN in September 2007. [...]

Cross border risks and transboundary risk governance in West Africa


Case study of the Volta River Basin   Disasters and disaster risks do not recognise national borders. This will become increasingly true over the coming decades, as natural hazards combine increasingly with ‘man-made’ hazards, leading to risks that are increasingly complex and cascading. This places great importance on strengthening effective cross-border risk govern- ance. Yet, [...]



A PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT OF ECOWAS   Introduction The Humanitarian Futures Programme is working in collaboration with the ECOWAS Commission in order to assess and enhance the latter’s long-term planning capacity during its restructuring and expansion. The project is intended to relate ECOWAS’ emerging commitment to disaster risk reduction (DRR) within the context of its conflict [...]

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