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

Thursday, January 11, 2024

πŸ“± IMSPARK: Social Media and Crowdsourcing Can Boost Disaster Resilience in the Pacific πŸ“±

πŸ“± Imagine… Social Media and Crowdsourcing Can Boost Disaster Resilience in the Pacific πŸ“±



πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate: 

Imagine a future where Pacific communities and organizations can leverage the power of social media and crowdsourcing to enhance their disaster risk management processes. 

πŸ”—Link: 


πŸ“šSource: 

Links Consortium. (2021). Social media and crowdsourcing for disaster risk management and resilience: A European perspective.

πŸ’₯ What’s the Big Deal:

Social media and crowdsourcing are innovative ways of using online platforms and tools to collect, organize, analyze, and share data and information from various sources, such as citizens, experts, or sensors. Social media and crowdsourcing can help improve disaster resilience in the Pacific by providing early warning systems, situation awareness, public engagement, feedback mechanisms, and learning opportunities. 🌏 The Pacific region is highly exposed and vulnerable to natural hazards, such as cyclones, floods, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions, which can cause devastating human, economic, and environmental losses. Social media and crowdsourcing can help reduce these losses by enhancing information access, decision-making capabilities, and stakeholder participation in disaster risk management. 🚨 Social media and crowdsourcing can also help create a culture of disaster preparedness and resilience in the Pacific. However, there are also challenges and barriers to implementing social media and crowdsourcing in disaster risk management, such as cooperation, digital literacy, citizen inclusion, data quality, privacy, and ethics. πŸ’ͺTherefore, there is a need for guidance, best practices, and resources to support the effective and responsible use of social media and crowdsourcing in disaster risk management.


#Crowdsourcing,#socialmedia,#Pacific,#DRR,#SocialCapital,#IMSPARK

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

🏘️ IMSPARK: Community Wealth Building Models🏘️ (VIDEO)



🏘️ IMSPARK: Community Wealth-Building Models for Economic and Social Justice 🏘️


In this episode, we delve into the visionary world of community wealth-building models, imagining a society where control over assets and resources is in the hands of the people. πŸ’‘ It's a journey towards equitable and democratic wealth sharing.

πŸ”— [Insert Link to Your Video]

πŸ“š Source: 

Theodos, B., Marx, R., & Nunna, T. (2023). *Community Wealth-Building Models*. Urban Institute.

πŸ’₯ What’s the Big Deal?

This episode explores innovative models aiming to expand asset ownership and community wealth-building, particularly for those historically excluded. Learn about community land trusts, limited equity cooperatives, social enterprises, and community development financial institutions.

🀝 Models:

- **Community Land Trusts:** Understanding the concept and operation.
- **Limited Equity Cooperatives:** Exploring benefits and functionality.
- **Social Enterprises:** Highlighting their role in wealth-building.
- **Community Development Financial Institutions:** Describing functions and significance.

πŸš€ Examples: 

Discover successful projects employing these models in various contexts and sectors, illustrating their effectiveness in creating inclusive and sustainable economic development.

🌳 Conclusion: 

Join us as we summarize how these models contribute to more inclusive and sustainable economic development, empowering individuals and communities to shape their own 


Friday, December 29, 2023

🏘️IMSPARK: Community Wealth-Building Models for Economic and Social Justice 🏘️


 πŸ˜️Imagine... Community Wealth-Building Models for Economic and Social Justice 🏘️



πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate: 

A society where people and communities have more control and ownership over their assets and resources, and where wealth is shared equitably and democratically.

πŸ”— Link: 

πŸ“š Source: 

Theodos, B., Marx, R., & Nunna, T. (2023). Community Wealth-Building Models. Urban Institute. 

πŸ’₯ What’s the Big Deal: 

This brief explores four innovative models that aim to expand asset ownership and community wealth building for individuals and institutions, especially those who have been historically excluded or marginalized by the mainstream economy. 🀝 models are community land trusts, limited equity cooperatives, social enterprises, and community development financial institutions. The brief describes how these models work, what benefits they offer, and what challenges they face. πŸš€ brief also provides examples of successful projects that use these models in different contexts and sectors.🌳 The brief argues that these models can help create more inclusive and sustainable economic development, and empower people and communities to shape their own destiny.

#CommunityResilience,#capacitybuilding,#communityengagement,#CommunityEmpowerment,#SocialJustice,#SocialCapital,#EconomicDevelopment,#RICEWEBB,#IMSPARK,

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

πŸ’ͺIMEA: "The case for Investing in Community Resilience: Social Capital as a currency after a Disaster Response." πŸ’ͺ

 πŸ’ͺImagine Pacific Envisioned Analysis (IMEA): "The case for Investing in Community Resilience: Social Capital as a currency after a Disaster Response." πŸ’ͺ

πŸ’­ I. Imagine...

A future where disaster-affected communities are rebuilt with resilience, powered by the strength of their social capital. In this vision, communities come together through volunteerism and community building, creating deep social connections and civic engagement that safeguard the vulnerable during disasters and foster collective strength.

πŸ’‘ II. Imagined Endstate:

Envision a world where communities are not just physically prepared for disasters but socially and emotionally resilient. Communities in this future proactively cultivate social capital, which becomes the bedrock of their resilience. Through volunteerism, civic engagement, and mutual support, they are well-prepared to face disasters, ensuring that no one is left behind in times of crisis.

πŸ’Ό III. What's the Case:

Every disaster, whether natural or man-made, reveals vulnerabilities not just in our lifesaving essential resources like our medical supply chain; it also impacts the very fabric of our communities. Disasters lay bare the inequities and shortcomings in our collective ability to respond and recover. Ensuring the swift delivery of essential life-saving resources during a crisis is crucial for saving lives, but resilience is necessary for the community to carry on in the aftermath.

As evident in the Maui wildfire of 2023, though the local, state, and federal responses were needed and necessary, the community remained the linchpin and guidepost for recovery. It was quickly recognized that the most reliable, nimblest, and dependable resources communities had were the communities in and of themselves. Here it was proven that the benefit of social capital in a response was valuable and substantial. Communities were bound by deep social connections, civic engagement, and adherence to the cultural significance of the “sense of place”. It allowed for an environment of community-based mutual support that safeguarded the vulnerable and fostered a collective strength for those impacted by disasters.

πŸ”Ž IV. Consider This:

Fig 1. Provides a Table of Methods How to Invest with Social Capital in Disaster Response:

Fig 1:  Social Capital Methods (SCM)

(SCM) Descriptions

Citizen Involvement

Ordinary citizens are often the initial first responders in emergencies, providing invaluable assistance to affected communities.

Digital Volunteerism

Advanced tech enables digital volunteerism, allowing remote contributions.

Cultural Competency Experts

Informal volunteers can provide much-needed expertise in understanding the host culture of the community to aid in the response effort.

Data Analysts

Adaptive and projected impact models provide avenues for better planning and strategy in the response.

Cooperation and Coordination Liaisons

Field experts can create avenues for responders to interact and message their efforts to the community.

Observers and Recorders

Capturing data that can be used in research is needed and will be beneficial in future disasters that impact communities.

πŸ“š V. Research This:

1.     Whittaker, J., McLennan, B. J., & Handmer, J. (July 2015). A review of informal volunteerism in emergencies and disasters: Definition, opportunities, and challenges. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 13(4).

2.     U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (February 9, 2023). Fact Sheet: COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Transition Roadmap.

3.     Homeland Security News Wire. (19 August 2023). Hurricanes Have Become Deadlier, Especially for Socially Vulnerable.

4.      Schwartz, G. (2023, August 9). Community Preparedness for the Socially & Civically Isolated.

5.     IMSPARK: Disaster Resilience with Community Building and Volunteerism, August 25, 2023, Imagine Pacific Pulse

6.     IMSPARK: Imagine Empowered Communities in Disaster Response: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), August 17, 2023, Imagine Pacific Pulse

🌍 VI. Secondary Benefits for Communities:

1.     Enhanced Disaster Resilience: Social capital allows communities to withstand disasters with resilience, ensuring that even the most vulnerable are protected.

2.     Inclusive Preparedness: Ensures vulnerable and marginalized communities, including those with impairments, have access to accommodations, vital medicines, and treatment.

3.     Unity and Support: In an era of increasing loneliness and isolation, embedding social capital into emergency strategies fosters unity, support, and resilience. Socially isolated individuals become integrated into a network of mutual aid.

πŸ“Š VII. QR Reader Survey:

To better understand the importance of social capital in disaster response, we invite readers to participate in our QR Reader Survey. Your insights will contribute to Imagine Pacific’s understanding and assessment of how communities leverage social capital for resilience.

πŸ“’ VIII. Call to Action:

We call upon communities, organizations, and policymakers to recognize the pivotal role of social capital in disaster response. Here's how you can make a difference:

1.     Support Initiatives: Back initiatives that promote volunteerism, civic engagement, and community building.

2.     Engage with Communities: Reach out to vulnerable and marginalized communities, ensuring they have access to necessary accommodations, vital resources, safety and security.

3.     Embrace Unity: Encourage unity and support within your community. Support networks that work toward the mission leaving no one behind in times of crisis.

4.     Advocate for Inclusivity: Advocate for inclusivity in disaster preparedness strategies. Every individual, regardless of abilities, deserves protection from the threat of disasters.

5.     Collaborate: Encourage local organizations and authorities to integrate social capital into emergency responses.

🀝 IX. Conclusion:

In a world where disaster response is often measured in terms of resources and logistics, let us not forget the most valuable resource of all - the strength of our communities bound by social capital. The most crucial asset to ensure stays online is the power of community. If we successfully sustain this most vital utility, we can create a world where disaster response isn't just about recovery; it's about building stronger, more resilient communities that can recover from any disaster.

Monday, September 4, 2023

πŸŽ“ IMSPARK– INTRODUCING IMATRIX - Building the Capacity of the Pacific πŸŽ“

πŸŽ“ IMAGINE – IMATRIX - Accessible Training Building the Capacity of the Pacific πŸŽ“




 πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate: 

Bridging gaps in knowledge, skills, and preparedness in alignment with the mission of Imagine Pacific.

πŸš€ Purpose:

The primary purpose of IMATRIX is to empower communities across the Pacific region by providing where and when accessible and comprehensive training opportunities occur in critical areas that are crucial for their well-being, resilience, and progress.

🎯 Key Objectives:

·        Capacity Building: πŸ—️ IMATRIX strives to build the capacity of individuals, organizations, and communities in disaster response, digital access, telehealth, and digital equity.

·        Community Resilience: 🌱 By imparting essential skills and knowledge, IMATRIX aims to enhance the resilience of Pacific communities, enabling them to better cope with disasters and crises.

·        Empowerment: πŸ’ͺ IMATRIX empowers individuals to actively participate in the digital world, access quality healthcare, and contribute to their own and their community's development.

·        Inclusivity: 🌍 IMATRIX is committed to inclusivity, ensuring that training programs are accessible to diverse groups, including marginalized and remote populations.

·        Sustainability: 🌿 IMATRIX focuses on sustainable solutions that create a lasting positive impact on Pacific communities, fostering self-reliance and growth.

πŸ’₯ What's the Big Deal:

IMATRIX collaborates with a network of organizations, including the University of Hawaii, Department of Health, FEMA, and other governmental and non-governmental entities, to achieve its vision of a Pacific region where communities are well-prepared, digitally connected, and equipped with the knowledge and skills to thrive in the face of challenges and opportunities in the modern world. 🀝

#capacitybuilding,#CommunityResilience,#EmpoweringCommunities,#Sustainability,#Inclusion,#IMSPARK,#SocialCapital, 


πŸŽ“ IMATRIX:Community Resilience - September πŸŽ“

 πŸŽ“ IMATRIX - Upcoming September Community Resilience  Training πŸŽ“



Location

AGENCY

TRAINING

DESCRIPTION

DATE

TRAINING LINK:

 Webinar

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Risks and Rewards of Generative AI in Cities Webinar, Sept 4

Explore the impact of generative AI on disaster prediction and management in Pacific cities. This webinar discusses how AI technologies can help anticipate and respond to crises like cyclones, volcanic eruptions, or flooding in the Pacific region. Date: Sept 4, 2023.

4-Sep-23

https://www.itu.int/cities/standards4dt/ep30/

 Webinar

European Emergency Number Association (EENA)

Social Media and Public Safety: New Challenges and Opportunities Webinar, Sept 4

Learn about the crucial role of social media in disaster response across the Pacific. This webinar delves into the challenges and opportunities presented by social platforms during emergencies such as forest fires, droughts, or tropical storms in the Pacific region. Date: Sept 4, 2023.

4-Sep-23

https://eena.org/blog/webinars/social-media-and-public-safety-new-challenges-and-opportunities/

 Webinar

Eventbrite

Future of Global Health Initiatives Webinar, Sept 5

This webinar explores the future of global health initiatives, potentially impacting healthcare strategies and disaster preparedness in the Pacific region.

5-Sep-23

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/future-of-global-health-initiatives-webinars-tickets-687137365357?aff=erelpanelorg

 Webinar

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Climate Resilience of Millets Webinar, Sept 5

Discover strategies to enhance climate resilience in Pacific regions by focusing on the cultivation of millets. This webinar explores the role of millets in adapting to climate change and ensuring food security. Date: Sept 5, 2023.

5-Sep-23

https://www.fao.org/millets-2023/events/detail/third-webinar-of-the-iym-global-webinar-series/en?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social+media&utm_campaign=faoknowledge

 Webinar

International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)

Conducting Relevant Employee Performance Reviews Webinar, Sept 6

This webinar focuses on the importance of conducting relevant employee performance reviews, which can be crucial in emergency response and public safety in the Pacific region.

6-Sep-23

https://www.bigmarker.com/FireChiefs/Conducting-Relevant-Employee-Performance-Reviews?fbclid=IwAR1RclVS43HCJdh1-l0kFhmGqVvJE_y5QtDtfUmIZjQBiD7ZKGCXyqMgyZw

 Webinar

Combat Antisemitism Movement

Video Games as Tools for Holocaust Education and Antisemitism Prevention Webinar, Sept 6

Explore the role of video games as educational tools for Holocaust awareness and antisemitism prevention in the Pacific region. Date: Sept 6, 2023.

6-Sep-23

https://events.combatantisemitism.org/gamingwebinar

 Webinar

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)

Beyond Remembering: An Atrocity Prevention Toolkit for Memory Spaces Webinar, Sept 6

This webinar provides insights into the prevention of atrocities and the preservation of memory spaces, topics relevant to the Pacific region's history and conflicts. Date: Sept 6, 2023.

6-Sep-23

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YNxjHaxVTBynRsm-Qqd9sQ?fbclid=IwAR1akhrIiBBB8WQOOtd1-0ahDUciS2MA3JrZV6E-nC88w92PE1U_UmyLCWQ#/registration

 Webinar

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)

LESSONS LEARNT FROM PAST DISASTERS TO PROTECT OUR HISTORIC BUILDINGS FROM FIRE Webinar, Sept 6

Discover lessons from past disasters in the Pacific to safeguard historic buildings from fire hazards. This webinar provides insights into preserving cultural heritage during crises. Date: Sept 6, 2023.

6-Sep-23

https://www.cip.org.pe/lessons-learnt-from-past-disasters-to-protect-our-historic-buildings-from-fire/

 Webinar

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Provider Ready Workshop: Preparedness for Older Adult Service Providers Webinar, Sept 6

This webinar addresses preparedness for older adult service providers, a significant aspect of disaster response and care in the Pacific region. Date: Sept 6, 2023.

6-Sep-23

https://femacqpub1.connectsolutions.com/content/connect/c1/7/en/events/event/shared/148225860/event_registration.html?connect-session=breezbreez8h6h26uarytob8gv&sco-id=280246202&charset=utf-8

 Webinar

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)

Introduction to the Scorecard Action Guide: Prioritization of DRR Actions Webinar, Sept 6

This webinar introduces the Scorecard Action Guide for prioritizing disaster risk reduction actions, which is relevant for improving resilience in the Pacific region. Date: Sept 6, 2023.

6-Sep-23

https://www.undrr.org/event/MCR2030-ARISE-ActionGuide

 Webcast

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Cooling Tensions: Environmental Cooperation in the Gulf Webcast, Sept 6

This webcast explores environmental cooperation in the Gulf region, which can have implications for environmental security and stability in the Pacific. Date: Sept 6, 2023.

6-Sep-23

https://www.csis.org/events/cooling-tensions-environmental-cooperation-gulf

 Webinar

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility in Exercise Guide Webinar, Sept 7

This webinar focuses on inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility in disaster response exercises, which are essential aspects of disaster preparedness in the Pacific region. Date: Sept 7, 2023.

7-Sep-23

https://femacqpub1.connectsolutions.com/content/connect/c1/7/en/events/event/shared/default_template_simple/event_registration.html?sco-id=278124140&campaign-id=null

 Webinar

World Heritage USA International Exchange Program

World Heritage USA International Exchange Intern Presentations Webinar, Sept 7

This webinar showcases international exchange intern presentations, which may include topics relevant to heritage preservation and conservation in the Pacific. Date: Sept 7, 2023.

7-Sep-23

https://mailchi.mp/worldheritageusa/join-us-international-exchange-program-iep-2023-presentations?fbclid=IwAR0e7tz2WD1flQdYdeRGqmkFamoIBu_i_SI45xlD9aZsCtcHX1EiI93Jpy4

 Webinar

National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

National Preparedness Month - Disability and Access and Functional Needs Webinar, Sept 7

This webinar addresses disability and access needs in disaster preparedness, which is essential for ensuring inclusivity and preparedness in the Pacific region. Date: Sept 7, 2023.

7-Sep-23

https://naccho.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9JoT_yk3TbOpceyRTZYBjA#/registration

 Webinar

NetHope

Leveraging Automation Bots to Expedite Humanitarian Relief in Ukraine Webinar, Sept 7

This webinar explores the use of automation bots for expediting humanitarian relief efforts, which can be relevant for disaster response in the Pacific region. Date: Sept 7, 2023.

7-Sep-23

https://nethope.org/webinars/leveraging-automation-bots-to-expedite-humanitarian-relief-in-ukraine/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sharpspring&sslid=Mzc3MjIzMLIwNDYxAwA&sseid=MzI1B0IjQ0sTAA&jobid=ebc73704-c7ab-49b7-b0dd-dd12ef91638a

πŸŒ€IMSPARK: Resilient Communities - Pacific Islands Mapping a Safer TomorrowπŸŒ€ (VIDEO)

πŸŒ€IMSPARK: Resilient Communities - Pacific Islands Mapping a Safer TomorrowπŸŒ€  (VIDEO) πŸ’‘Imagined Endstate: Imagine a future where every Pac...