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Critical look at how we use the term ‘Community’

2018-11-16T15:46:33+00:00Recent Additions, Uncategorized|

Open access paper free to download In all areas of academic or practical work related to disaster risk, climate change and development more generally, community and its adjunct community-based have become the default terminology when referring to the local level or working ‘with the people’. The terms are applied extensively to highlight what is believed to be a people-centred, [...]

Baselines & Paradigms – Bridging Generational Divides

2018-08-06T18:22:47+00:00Key Findings, Leadership and Policy Making, Recent Additions|

This is an age of transformative technologies. Artificial intelligence, ‘the singularity’, 3 and 4-D printing, the Internet of Things, cyber systems, quantum mechanics and outer space exploration all reflect potentially exponential changes in the ways that human beings will live their lives in the future. Preparing for that future needs to begin now. One step [...]

Building Bridges Across Generations – A Programme and Guide

2017-12-06T16:45:20+00:00Recent Additions|

The purpose of the exercise The purpose of the exercise is [i] to identify possible different generational perceptions about a set of broad futures- related issues, [ii] to explore the consequences of such contending perceptions when it comes to identifying and dealing with future challenges and opportunities and [iii] to suggest ways that generational differences, [...]

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To Predict and Prevent Global Catastrophe

2017-11-20T17:59:54+00:00Archives, Recent Additions|

Uncertainty, complexity, and rapid change will increasingly characterize humanitarian threats in the foreseeable future. These threats may range from the prospect of the 320-meter asteroid 99942 Apophis crashing into the Pacific rim in 2035 to Himalayan snow meltdown that would leave an estimated 300 million South Asians without water. Regardless of the particular event, the [...]

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