This November we interviewed Margareta Wahlstrom who served for many years as the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction. Here is her message to Canadians on what Disaster Risk Reduction is all about. Full version of the interview will be available in the spring issue of HazNet: www.haznet.ca
About the Crisis Resilience AllianceThe Crisis Resilience Alliance (CRA) aims to produce, gather and disseminate important research on crisis management and resilience. The primary objective of the Alliance is the continuous development of inter-disciplinary and inter-institutional collaborations on crisis and resilience research. We are interested especially in the following questions: What are the distinct characteristics of decisions during crises? What makes organizations and systems resilient to crises? How we can improve crisis management and develop resilient organizations and communities?
The Crisis Resilience Alliance
FEPA Research Unit
The University of British Columbia
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