|2014||Elaine McMillion Sheldon,Mike Robbins|
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The daily stories—told and shared through social media, games, live events as well as the interactive journal—detail as much of the triumphs of human beings as the monumental devastation.
Jess Joho, KillScreenDaily.com
The Disaster Resilience Journal is a set of 42 short online serialized articles, released daily via social media networks, blogs, and word of mouth. Each day brings a new photo or video essay, Skype interview, game or quiz; each article with the aim of showing lives lived, dangers faced, steps taken—from rural to urban, east to west; each story like a door in an Advent calendar, to be opened on its particular day.
The Journal is a glimpse into a world of early warning systems and clean water, goats and terraces, mangroves and seeds, new technologies and old traditions. What are the issues that at-risk communities face; what steps are they taking to prepare for disasters and become more resilient; what does their resilience mean and look like?
Risk and vulnerability have not been served out in equal portions around the world, and the most impoverished are the generally most immediately and dramatically affected by climate change. The overall message of The Journal is that we need to see past our own personal horizons and realize that what happens in Peru or Nepal or Croatia is as important to those that live outside as to those that live within.