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General Disaster Response


General Information

NASA Disasters Program – a website that promotes the use of Earth observations to improve prediction of, preparation for, response to, and recovery from natural and technological disasters. Disaster applications and applied research on natural hazards support emergency preparedness leaders in developing mitigation approaches, such as early warning systems, and providing information and maps to disaster response and recovery teams. https://disasters.nasa.gov/


Global Initiatives

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is a worldwide humanitarian aid organization that reaches 160 million people each year through its 190-member National Societies. It acts before, during and after disasters and health emergencies to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people. It does so with impartiality as to nationality, race, gender, religious beliefs, class and political opinions. To learn more about it, go to https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/ (Benedet)


National Programs


USA: Ready.gov - Launched in February 2003, Ready is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement. Learn more here.





Papers, Reports, Studies

Harake, M. F. (2023). Proactive Crisis Project Management: How to Stay Vigilant in Turbulent-Unstable Environments; PM World Journal, Vol. XII, Issue XI, November. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/pmwj135-Nov2023-Harake-Proactive-Crisis-Project-Management.pdf

Harake, M. F. (2023). An Introduction to Urgent Emergency Project Management; PM World Journal, Vol. XII, Issue X, October. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/pmwj134-Oct2023-Harake-introduction-to-urgent-emergency-project-management.pdf

Pells, D. L. (2007). Project Management for Emergency Response and Disaster Recovery – A Call to Arms! PM World Today, September, republished in the PM World Journal, 2016.  https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/PMWL-Pells-PM-for-Disaster-ER-Editorial-Sep2007.pdf

Prieto, R. and Whitaker, C. (2011). Post Disaster Engineering & Construction Program and Project Management, Second Edition, PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue VII, July 2020.  Originally published in PM World Today, Vol. XIII, Issue IX, September 2011. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/pmwj95-Jul2020-Prieto-Whitaker-post-disaster-program-and-project-management2.pdf

Prieto, R. (2010). Phases of an Event of Scale from a Relief, Response and Reconstruct Perspective, Second Edition, PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue VI, June 2020.  Originally published in PM World Today, September 2010. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/pmwj94-Jun2020-Prieto-phases-of-an-event-of-scale-2nd-ed.pdf

Prieto, R. (2008). Personal Perspective: Program Management and Events of Scale, Second Edition, PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue V, May 2020.  Originally published in PM World Today, July 2008. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/pmwj93-May2020-Prieto-program-management-and-events-of-scale-2nd-ed.pdf


Articles, Blogs, Expert Opinions

Pells, D.L. (2021). Project Management needs a Higher Purpose! Part 4: The Future of Project Management, Some Questions, Some Suggestions, First Things First and What’s it to be? Editorial, PM World Journal, Vol. X, Issue IV, April. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/pmwj104-Apr2021-Pells-project-management-needs-a-higher-purpose-editorial-part-4.pdf

Lacave, C. (2020): Kenya’s economy weakened by the scourge of locusts, climate change. The Africa Report, 5th February. Available online at https://www.theafricareport.com/23013/kenyas-economy-weakened-by-the-scourge-of-locusts-climate-change/ (Ogutu)


Other Information

Home Evacuation Checklist: How to Prepare for an Emergency and What to do During an Evacuation – Guide for preparing to evacuate before or during a natural disaster such as fire, flood, huricane, typhoon or tsunami.  Prepared by Jeff Cook Real Estate, North Carolina, USA.  Go to https://www.jeffcookrealestate.com/home-evacuation-considerations/



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This section of the library created January 2018