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We Call it Panic, The World Calls It Preparedness

By |2020-04-10T16:45:31-10:00April 3rd, 2020|

By: Shazia Haris In a crisis, no one person is Aristotle, and it’s OK to build a team and learn. That is how we convert adversity into opportunity. It was a warm day of July 2015 in Hawaii, when we Fellows of the Crisis Management Course at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) role-played, handling a health epidemic with potential to be pandemic in South Asia.  To our utter surprise we as crisis managers had to communicate with Border Control Forces, the Health Minister, National Security Officers, the Police, the Fire Department, the Finance Ministry, the [...]

Response to COVID-19 in South Asia

By |2020-04-06T09:10:58-10:00April 1st, 2020|

By: Binoj Basnyat (ASC 11-2) The world has become more unpredictable with the COVID-19 pandemic and the losses it is causing. Nation states focus on their measures and regional intergovernmental organizations look for collective efforts while the World Health Organization vigorously works to provide answers. Whether interagency, political level of governance, bilateral, multilateral or global; rapid action and cooperation and coordination are the key to tackle and control COVID-19. Indian PM Modi asked the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to face the pandemic challenge. The SAARC leaders’ virtual interaction provided information on measures and internal preparedness as well as [...]