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  •  ON WHO (8+ / 0-)

    I am well aware of WHOs compromised integrity. HOWEVER, these reports they are conducting on the ground in Japan do not brush over the shortcomings of the reaction. Rather, they point out what is working, what isn't, why what is working is, why not.

    I wouldn't say they paint a rosey picture of the response. And they are very careful to attribute sources.

    My point here is to point out the fact that we have an organization with field experts with this degree of expereince pointing out the value of community in dealing most effectively coping with a 3-pronged disaster .... WHO is providing an invaluable document for us to use as a boilerplate in disaster response.

    Now, I am no expert on disaster rsponse. Or what already exists. I do know, as the founder of a transition town, the focus on local local local ....

    I would suggest reading their reports and look forward to your thoughts afterwards.


    •  I've watched WHO closely in other environments (7+ / 0-)

      and usually been impressed with how they've operated, especially on the field level.

      Their weakness in this kind of environment is more the lack of unrestricted (or undesignated) funds to mount this kind of operation and the related need to wrangle their poltical soveriegn sponsors.  The risks of the potential bias created in other areas (or bias of focus) created by some of their voluntary nonbudgetary contributions and the reliance on those funds mainly shows up in other areas.

      I'd have to go back and look but I don't think IAEA was a huge sponsor. Didn't look for other nuclear power industry sources.    

      Their sitrep reports seem very good.  

      We'd rather dream the American Dream than fight to live it or to give it to our kids. What a shame. What an awful, awful shame.

      by Into The Woods on Tue May 03, 2011 at 04:14:43 PM PDT

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