Showing posts with label #DisabilityInclusion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #DisabilityInclusion. Show all posts

Sunday, January 28, 2024

๐Ÿ”‘ IMSPARK: Disability-Inclusive Disaster Preparedness ๐Ÿ”‘ (VIDEO)

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

๐Ÿ”‘ Imagining Disabilities Empowered in Disaster Preparedness ๐Ÿ”‘

Imagined Endstate

๐Ÿ’ก 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.

๐Ÿ“š Source: 

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

What’s the Big Deal:

๐Ÿ’ฅ 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.

๐Ÿ  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.

Conclusion:

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.



Friday, January 5, 2024

๐Ÿ”‘IMSPARK: People with Disabilities Empowered in Disaster Preparedness๐Ÿ”‘

๐Ÿ”‘Imagine... People with Disabilities Empowered in Disaster Preparedness๐Ÿ”‘

๐Ÿ’ก Imagined Endstate: 

In this world, people with disabilities are not only included, but also actively involved in all stages of the disaster management process. They have access to the resources, information, and support they need to cope with emergencies and recover from them. They are also recognized as valuable contributors to the resilience and safety of their communities.

๐Ÿ”— Link: 

๐Ÿ“š Source: 

Arena, K., & Abovyan, K. (2023, May 1). People with disabilities take control in disaster preparedness. KBIA. 

๐Ÿ’ฅ What’s the Big Deal: 

Disasters can affect anyone, but they often pose greater challenges and risks for people with disabilities. According to the World Health Organization, people with disabilities are more likely to be injured, killed, or left behind during disasters.๐Ÿ‘ฅ They may also face barriers to accessing essential services, such as health care, shelter, and communication.๐Ÿš‘ That is why it is crucial to ensure that disaster preparedness plans and policies are disability-inclusive and responsive to the diverse needs and preferences of people with disabilities.๐Ÿ  By doing so, we can not only protect their rights and dignity, but also leverage their skills and knowledge to enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of disaster response and recovery efforts. 

#IMSPARK #DisabilityInclusion #DisasterPreparedness #Resilience

๐ŸŒ€IMSPARK: Resilient Communities - Pacific Islands Mapping a Safer Tomorrow๐ŸŒ€ (VIDEO)

๐ŸŒ€IMSPARK: Resilient Communities - Pacific Islands Mapping a Safer Tomorrow๐ŸŒ€  (VIDEO) ๐Ÿ’กImagined Endstate: Imagine a future where every Pac...