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

Saturday, September 2, 2023

πŸŒ… IMSPARK: Disaster Response Social CapitalπŸŒ… (VIDEO)

πŸŒ… Welcome to another episode of Imagine Pacific Information Spark! πŸŒ… 

In today's discussion, we dive deep into a world of possibilities, exploring the theme of disaster resilience through community building and volunteerism.

πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate:

 Can you envision a future where disaster-affected communities aren't just rebuilt but are fortified with resilience? 🌏 This transformation is driven by social capital nurtured through the power of volunteerism and community building. 

πŸ“š Source:

 In our quest to explore this concept, we draw from insightful research, including a review of informal volunteerism in emergencies and disasters by Whittaker, McLennan, and Handmer (2015), and the thought-provoking book Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community by Robert D. Putnam.

πŸ’₯ What's the Big Deal:

Imagine a world where disaster recovery isn't solely dependent on formal systems but thrives on the spirit of volunteerism and community cohesion. 🌐 This isn't just about recovery; it's about empowerment, inclusivity, and the resilience of communities. By fostering a global network of support, ordinary individuals become extraordinary agents of change.

Methods to Invest with Social Capital: Discover the key strategies that form the foundation of this transformative vision:

·       πŸ‘₯ Citizen Involvement: Ordinary citizens, often the first responders in emergencies, play a pivotal role.

·       .πŸ›‘️Digital Volunteerism: Technology enables remote contributions and support.

·       🌱 Cultural Competency Experts: Informal volunteers bring essential cultural insights.

·       πŸ’» Data Analysts: Data-driven strategies enhance planning and response.

·       πŸ’ͺCooperation and Coordination Liaisons: Field experts connect responders and communities.

·       πŸ“²Observers and Recorders: Data capture for future research and disaster preparedness. Join us in this compelling conversation and be part of a future where resilience isn't just a concept but a reality. πŸ™

Thank you for watching this episode of IMSPARK. Don't forget to like, subscribe, and explore more engaging content on Imagine Pacific. Together, we're building a stronger and more resilient future.


Friday, August 25, 2023

πŸŒ… IMSPARK: Disaster Resilience with Community Building and Volunteerism πŸŒ…

 πŸŒ… Imagine… Disaster Resilience with Community Building and Volunteerism πŸŒ…

πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate:

Imagine a future where disaster-affected communities are rebuilt investing in resilience using social capital through volunteerism and community building.

πŸ“š Sources:

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).

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πŸ’₯ What's the Big Deal:

Envision a future where disaster recovery is not solely dependent on formal systems but is driven by community building and volunteer efforts. It highlights the potential of informal volunteers, emphasizes inclusivity, and underscores the importance of community resilience. 🌐 This transformative vision aims to empower individuals and communities, creating a global network of support that can swiftly respond to crises. 🏒 It's about fostering a culture of proactive engagement, where ordinary citizens can become extraordinary agents of change.

Table of methods to invest with social capital:

Key Points


1. Citizen Involvement

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

2. Digital Volunteerism

Advanced tech enables digital volunteerism, allowing remote contributions.

3. Cultural Competency Experts

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

4. Data Analyst

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

5. Cooperation and Coordination Liaisons

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

6. Observers and Recorders

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




Saturday, August 19, 2023

πŸ‘₯ IMSPARK: Community Resilience: Socially & Civically Prepared πŸ‘₯

 πŸ‘₯ Imagine Community Resilience: Socially & Civically Prepared πŸ‘₯

πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate:

Imagine a world where communities bolster their resilience through deep social connections and civic engagement, safeguarding the vulnerable during disasters and fostering collective strength.

πŸ“š Sources:

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

πŸ”— Link:

πŸ’₯ What's the Big Deal:

🌍 In an era of increasing loneliness and isolation, envision a solution that goes beyond traditional disaster preparedness, embedding social capital into emergency strategies.  The Surgeon General's advisory highlights the health risks of isolation. This concept extends to emergency management, where disengagement hampers community resilience. 🌱 Socially isolated individuals, already at risk, become even more vulnerable during disasters. Rebuilding social bonds and cultivating civic engagement can transform preparedness, fostering unity, support, and resilience.

#CommunityResilience,   #DisasterPreparedness, #VulnerablePopulations, #EmergencyManagement, #SocialCapital,#IMSPARK,

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