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Dominican Republic| Nov-16 | SMART VILLAGES & RESILIENCE

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Dominican Republic| Nov-16 | SMART VILLAGES & RESILIENCE

  1. 1. e4sv.org SMART VILLAGES & RESILIENCE Nov 2016 Bernie Jones
  2. 2. e4sv.org SMART VILLAGE ■Decentralised infrastructure ■ICT & networking ■Innovative remote service provision ■Community engagement ■Economic & social development
  3. 3. e4sv.org SHOCKS ■Natural disasters ■Economic ■Conflict ■Health ■Infrastructure failure
  4. 4. e4sv.org
  5. 5. e4sv.org NEPAL ■Infrastructure failure ■Social capital ■Traditional knowledge ■Everyday resilience ■Build back better
  6. 6. e4sv.org WEST AFRICA ■2014-16 Ebola ■Lack of comms/ access to expertise ■Delayed response ■>11,000 lives ■>22,000 orphans ■>$2.2bn
  7. 7. e4sv.org TUVALU ■Stretched supply chains ■Infrastructure damage ■Appropriate technology ■Capacity building ■“Hardening” solutions
  8. 8. e4sv.org PONDICHERRY ■Swaminathan Village Knowledge Centres ■ICT/networking ■Peer-to-peer & external knowledge ■Collateral benefits ■>90 lives saved
  9. 9. e4sv.org SINGAPORE WORKSHOP FINDINGS ■ Build social capital ■ Capacity building ■ Information ■ Accumulated assets ■ Environmental stewardship & indigenous knowledge ■ Physical infrastructure ■ Decentralised energy ■ Innovative access to services ■ Communication: early warning & recovery ■ Health & lighting
  10. 10. e4sv.org SINGAPORE WORKSHOP FINDINGS… ■ Maintenance of infrastructure, not just construction ■ Resilience part of everyday discourse ■ Consider wider context ■ Unintended consequences ■ New risks inherent from new technologies ■ Integrated policymaking approach ■ Little “real-world” experience and evidence
  11. 11. e4sv.org POLICY SUGGESTIONS ■ Providing centralised rural infrastructure & services is ■ Expensive, slow & often low priority ■ Rural disaster recovery has similar challenges ■ Disasters, natural or manmade, are inevitable ■ Smart decentralised approach can be ■ Lower cost, self-sustaining, technology-leapfrogging ■ Also increases resilience ■ Strategic priority?
  12. 12. e4sv.org  Rural disadvantage  Disaster prevalence  Energy-dependence  High costs  Rural development  Energy security & independence  Community resilience  Regional approach IN THIS REGION
  13. 13. e4sv.org Thank you for your attention www.e4sv.org | info@e4sv.org | @e4SmartVillages

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