Resilience- " the ability of individuals, communities, organisations or countries exposed to disasters and crises and underlying vulnerabilities to anticipate, reduce the impact of, cope with, and recover from the effects of shocks and stresses without compromising their long-term prospects"
My attention was drawn to the role of location intelligence in predicting where action is best taken and in being able to make better decisions.
See a working example is described being the Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness (PREP), an international coalition empowering global resiliency planning through the production of accessible platforms that can convey climate data as meaningful information to non-specialists.
This does not just apply to third-world countries. New York City uses location intelligence insupport of their efforts to confront the anticipated impact of climate change on New York City over the next 100 years.
Pre-disaster investments must now be taken more seriously to stem the steady increase in the number of crises. Putting into practice effective resilience-based approaches lies in the domain of governance. At a policy level, decision-makers across the board – including governments, aid agencies and the private sector – need to take pre-crises actions more seriously.