Sunday, July 19, 2015

Resiliency Building. Preparedness, Response, Recovery, Revitalization. Sierra Leone. Ebola Crisis

Resiliency building within the emergency management arena requires the involvement of all stakeholders:  pubic officials and agencies, nonprofit, faith-based, all private sector members, entrepreneurs are involved in rebuilding and revitalization efforts of any community from the U.S., Europe, and other communities throughout the world. 

Within your community what activities do corporations play in community engagement normal, and during disasters?

Continued relationship building does not end during a crisis, but increases the relationship of those affected during, and after the crisis.

The Social Progress Index (SPI), suffices as a functional measurement tool for social progress that could be utilized by all stakeholders for review and discussion on community resiliency building.

We at BEMA will be focusing in on those private sector contributions before, during, and after the Ebola crisis for the revitalization of those nations affected.

International Stakeholder (Category:  Mining.  Diamond Industry)
                        The Curse of Diamond Mining in Sierra Leone

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African Continent. Seawater Greenhouse Project.

        Potential use for all coastline nations on the continent.

Seawater greenhouses to bring life to the desert

July 14, 2015
Aston University
Greenhouses that will use seawater to grow crops in one of the hottest and driest places on earth will be designed by researchers at Aston University working with industry partners as part of an international project.
The installations are to be erected in specially selected sites across the Horn of Africa, a region where temperatures regularly breach 40°C, water is scarce and food insecurity is very high. Due to the climate, conventional agriculture has been severely marginalised and the situation is worsening.
The project aims to overcome the region's inhospitable conditions to help farmers drastically increase their crop yields, providing them with a consistent, sustainable income. Currently in Somalia, only 1.5% of the country's land is cultivated and average annual crop yields per hectare are just 0.5 tons -- compared to 700 tons per hectare in commercial greenhouses.
..................................Once installed, the innovative greenhouses will pump seawater from the sea using solar energy and convert it into freshwater for irrigation via the desalination process.