New Approaches to Preparing for and Recovering From Natural Disasters

New Approaches to Preparing for and Recovering From Natural Disasters
New Orleans residents push a small boat and a bicycle through floodwaters in the Ninth Ward, New Orleans, La., Sept. 5, 2005 (AP photo by Dave Martin).

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and host Peter Dörrie discuss the challenges of building sustainable peace in former conflict zones. For the Report, Ilan Noy joins us to talk about preparing for and recovering from natural disasters.


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Relevant Articles on WPR:

Why This Time’s Different for the Border Clashes Between Ethiopia and Eritrea

A Year After Algiers Accord, Flexibility Is the Key to Durable Peace in Mali
Instability the Norm in Central African Republic as Rebel Violence Surges
New Ways of Defining Success in Post-Disaster Recovery

Trend Lines is produced, edited and hosted by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

Additional Audio Credits:

Al Jazeera English: Haiti Marks Earthquake’s Fifth Anniversary
Al Jazeera English: Tsunami Destroyed Japanese Village
UNISDR: Sendai Framework Priority 4: Build Back Better

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