Filed under: International Response, Lessons and Theory, Uncategorized | Tags: cyclone lessons, Tsunami reconstruction, washington post, william J. clinton foundation
On the second anniversary of the Tsunami, Bill Clinton wrote a piece which appeared in the Washington Post outlining four key lessons of the Tsunami reconstruction effort.Some of these are harder to follow than others, given the access constraints in the Burma context…
- First, we must get better at managing risk. Patterns of climate change mean that there will be more natural disasters in the future, not less…However, funding for prevention is much harder to come by than funding for relief after a disaster.
- Second, we should pursue recovery practices that promote equity and help break patterns of underdevelopment.
- Third, we must recognize that peace is critical to any recovery process.
- Finally, we must do more to harness the talents of local entrepreneurs and established businesses, domestic and foreign, in relaunching economies.
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