Communal Resilience – The Power of Community to Cope with an Ongoing Crisis

Last week, Reut's 'Communities' team attended the Communal Resilience conference at Seminar E'fal. The event was organized by the Social Services Department in Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council, as well as by the Community Stress Prevention Center. The conference assembled large numbers of local government representatives from all parts of Israel, delegates from different NGO's and … Continue reading Communal Resilience – The Power of Community to Cope with an Ongoing Crisis

Israel’s Manufacturers Association as a ‘Culture of Preparedness’ agent

The Manufacturers Association in the south of Israel recently announced its intention to open first aid training courses. Acquiring basic skills such as first aid is an important step in implementing a culture of preparedness and can contribute to Israel's national resilience. In cooperation with Magen David Adom, the Manufacturers Association in the south of … Continue reading Israel’s Manufacturers Association as a ‘Culture of Preparedness’ agent

Volunteering: Contributing to a Resilient Society in times of Crisis

Last week, the Washington Post reported that President Obama intents to significantly increase the budget of AmeriCorps volunteering program. This move is mostly aimed at encouraging young Americans to contribute to their community against the background of the ongoing economic crisis. This initiative is a good example of how the state can mobilize its civilians … Continue reading Volunteering: Contributing to a Resilient Society in times of Crisis

London Resilience Forum: Enhancing Preparedness in a Resilient Community

The London Regional Resilience Forum is a local 'mega community' that brings together relevant stakeholders and decision makers from different sectors in the London Area in order to achieve a more effective and synchronized regime of disaster preparedness. This problem solving oriented platform consists of nine round tables each of which brings together stakeholders from … Continue reading London Resilience Forum: Enhancing Preparedness in a Resilient Community

Reut’s Financial and Organizational Strategy: Promoting Values for Resilience

Much of Obama's 'economic crisis' speech to Congress was about changing the patterns of routine community activity while reinforcing and promoting its traditional values. This idea coincides with Reut Institute's perception of financial and organizational resilience. Speaking to congressmen on the challenges ahead for the US, President Obama stated that: "living our values doesn't make … Continue reading Reut’s Financial and Organizational Strategy: Promoting Values for Resilience