Sunday, January 28, 2024

πŸ”‘ IMSPARK: Disability-Inclusive Disaster Preparedness πŸ”‘ (VIDEO)

Welcome to IMSPARK, Imagine Pacific Information Spark! In this episode, we delve into a crucial topic: 

πŸ”‘ Imagining Disabilities Empowered in Disaster Preparedness πŸ”‘

Imagined Endstate

πŸ’‘ Envision a world where individuals with disabilities aren't just included but actively participate in all disaster management phases. They have access to resources, information, and the support needed to navigate emergencies, contributing significantly to community resilience and safety.

πŸ“š Source: 

Arena, K., & Abovyan, K. (2023, May 1), People with Disabilities Take Control in Disaster Preparedness. KBIA.

What’s the Big Deal:

πŸ’₯ Disasters disproportionately impact individuals with disabilities. The World Health Organization highlights their increased vulnerability. Barriers to healthcare, shelter, and communication make inclusive and responsive disaster preparedness plans imperative.

🏠 By ensuring inclusivity, we not only protect their rights and dignity but also leverage their skills and knowledge to enhance disaster response and recovery efficiency and sustainability. Join the conversation using #IMSPARK #DisabilityInclusion #DisasterPreparedness #Resilience. Let's create a future where no one is left behind.


Thank you for joining us on IMSPARK: Imagining Disabilities Empowered in Disaster Preparedness. Continue supporting our efforts for awareness, inclusivity, resilience, and responsiveness in the Pacific.

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