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This edition looks at: Environment, economy and peace: elements of a systemic crisis; Unveiling the systemic nature of risks; Leadership & innovation; The danger of too many fresh eyes; The concept of kaleidoscopic learning; Leadership, artificial intelligence and the collective brain; The bases of leadership power & emergency management; Why lawyers and communicators must work together better; and time to transform systems for people.
In our security and frontline feature, we examine: Urban areas and crisis risk; Medical management of active shooter incidents; The need to review the radicalisation risk management process; and embassies and security.
Our comprehensive ongoing Covid-19 coverage explores: National security & the pandemic; The need to support private security services; Covid-19 in the Gaza Strip and in India; Smog and Covid-19 in Pakistan; Global risk perception & governments; Hidden and insider threats; Psychosocial problems; Connecting with young people; and techniques to help those who are accumulating signs of anxiety, depression and PTSD.
Our events pages feature two articles commissioned by the World Humanitarian Forum. The first is by Mary Robinson, Chair of the Elders, first female President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Next, Asahi Pompey of the Goldman Sachs Foundation makes the case for investing in female entrepreneurs
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This edition’s cover reflects discussions on whether previous assumptions about resilience and preparedness have been flawed, especially those revolving around pandemics. Should our assumptions be revised or ripped up and started again? Is it even safe to make assumptions at the moment?
We start our global analysis of the Covid-19 response with a focus on the UK, and also look at leadership, communication and, generally, why society seems to fetishize response over preparedness. The edition also looks at the threat of Near Earth Objects and how Karachi’s monsoon flooding has been exacerbated by the build-up of refuse.
The sudden pivot to home working has raised the spectre of increased cyber threats, so our cyber feature examines solutions, along with an overview of cyber resilience and ESG reporting, as well as providing advice on leading cyber incident response teams.
We look at how lockdowns and Covid-19 have combined to create conditions ripe for unrest, tribalism, protests, online vigilantism and both right and left wing extremism. And we present a feature on travel resilience, spanning how hotels and the airline industry are dealing with the effects of Covid-19, as well as how organisations can work with their employees to restore safety and confidence to travel.
Finally, this edition presents technology to improve first responder performance, paracounsellor programmes within the Singapore Civil Defence Force, and articles on drones, including mapping, collaboration, new technology and threats.
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This edition's cover represents a snapshot of the tragic fatalities trajectory owing to Covid-19 as it swept across the world.
Inside you'll find coverage of the multilayered challenges the coronavirus has presented, including: An exploration of the terms and scope that should be considered in any injuries into the UK's management of Covid-19; questions and answers as to whether a 'new normal' will actually exist; supply chain surge capacity and globalisation; lockdown exits and supply chains; what needs to be done for long term recovery; equity and under-served groups; mental health; science, research and technology; and communications.
Other features explore why the expert voices of the emergency management discipline are so often overlooked or ignored; climate and reducing carbon emissions; healthcare, including telemedicine; and response, including critical communications, online learning and drones.
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Comment: Getting the 'wrong' people around the table; Grey rhinos, a metaphor for our times - interview with Michele Wucker; Mitigating disasters in a fractured world by Amy Pope.
Australian bushfires: Fire Service response; Operation Bushfire Assist; When can we talk frankly? A total rethink.
Frontline response: Albania earthquake; A peek into the future with the Singapore Civil Defence Force; INSARAG anniversary.
Business continuity: Is business continuity headed in the right direction? The role of enterprise risk management; Brexit - creating resilience from turmoil; Preparing a frontline response service for Brexit; Leadership and Covid-19; Performing under pressure; Special focus on DRIVER+.
Communities: A centre of hope in Cambodia; A new peacebuilding model; The importance of cultural understanding in managing crises; How citizens are vital co-actors; Unprompted acts of kindness - spontaneous volunteers; Preparedness for children; Testing and exercising in the Caribbean; How Virtual Reality enhances humanitarian learning.
Security: The dangers lurking in our digital shadows; Leaders on the cyber battlefield; Cyber threats to emergency services; Counterterrorism in cities.
Cities & Society: The tall buildings challenge; Tall buildings and high reliability; Health systems - a critical element in national emergency preparedness; Delivering a different approach to hospital design.
Tech for good: The global impact of drones; Crisis mapping.
Regulars: Events; Review of Humanitarian Networks Partnership Week; Conference in Indonesia; Frontline interview - President and CEO of Blocks.