June 10, 2015
On April 25, moments after I heard the news that a powerful earthquake had struck Nepal, colleagues from several NGOs in China, including the One Foundation and Save the Children, contacted me to discuss how to respond to this disaster next door. Using the WeChat app, our group expanded quickly. A dozen Chinese and international organizations active in disaster management in China joined the discussion.
September 17, 2014
Last month, the One Foundation, one of China’s most visible charitable organizations, presented a new strategy to government officials and national researchers that marks a major shift in the approach to disaster mitigation in the country.
July 24, 2013
The meeting room in the Guangzhou Academy of Governance is packed with 20 government officials. These officials are in charge of emergency management in Guangzhou, a city of over 12 million located in the Pearl River Delta of southern China. The situation in the room is tense. The officials have just learned that unexpected heavy rain fall…
May 11, 2011
As the world embraces and supports Japan as it slowly recovers from the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami, for many Chinese, memories of its own 2008 Wenchuan earthquake that left more than 80,000 people dead or missing and some 15 million homeless, are still raw.
May 13, 2009
On March 6, 2009, over 30 villagers in Mingyue Village at Anxian of Sichuan – near the epicenter of the devastating 2008 earthquake – gathered at the village committee’s meeting room. They were coming together, almost a year later to join their first participatory planning workshop to discuss how to re-start productive activities in this earthquake… Read more