Sonia_Cassidy

Director of Operations for The Alliance To Feed The Earth In Disasters.

Read more about me here: https://allfed.info/about/team-and-board?view=article&id=16&catid=10

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Emergency response

It was only recently that I published a post on here on the recent activation of ALLFED's response team and the EA movement's resilience.  I am gratified to now read  Case for emergency response teams. I reckon we will be seeing more on this and "emergency response teams" would be a useful tag to get going.

EA resilience to catastrophes & ALLFED’s case study

Hi Phil, thank you...  I understand that you will be seeing Sahil in just a couple of days? He will be happy to talk to you about this. 

Dear both, I appreciate your discussion on my proposed tag. 

It definitely needs a qualifier, as “Resilience” on its own (as it stood when I last checked) not only does not reflect the intention of the tag but it would also be potentially confusing (as it can also mean a few other things, some of them quite different (e.g. mental or personal resilience).  

I welcome trying various descriptors for size… Though I would still vote for the original suggestion of “EA Resilience”, as one that - to me at least - is clearest and to the point. 

Could you perhaps elaborate why “Movement resilience” might be preferable?

EA resilience to catastrophes & ALLFED’s case study

Hi Yuli, 

I appreciate the time you have taken to write this comment. 

Ref 1: For sure, it takes thought, design, testing, and a bit of relevant background to produce tools from scratch… It was the Covid-19 pandemic that galvanised us to crack on with it. So, if someone wants to adapt them for their org, that is obviously more efficient and they would be very welcome. 

Ref 2: I was indeed considering linking to and/or sharing more info on our triage and decision-making aid when writing this post. The reason I decided against it on this occasion is, quite simply, it is not yet in a sharable state (we are still calibrating how it calculates scores and exact weighting).

Ref 3: No idea if there is an EA temp agency - maybe somebody else here can advise. 

Ref. your closing comments, great, and thank you for your support of the EA resilience centre idea, and of a rapid response task force. And yes, ignore your team’s needs at your peril. We are all humans, and if your response team - or indeed any team - crumbles, it’s a downward spiral from there. So hurrah to team well-being (as you can see from the pics, ours includes ALLFED sporks and tardigrades :). 

Look forward to connecting with you further.

EA resilience to catastrophes & ALLFED’s case study

Thank you for these, Anjan. Yup, staying focused is so very important, and the question “is this in scope or out of scope” common. I will check out your recommendation. 

EA resilience to catastrophes & ALLFED’s case study

And thank you, Nell, for your supportive first comment on my first post.