August 16, 2016 at 1:51 am #936
Hi Matt, just been thinking thru’ what you’ve been saying here. You’re correct in that both models use common practices, just that in the slow-onset situation, because events are less dramatic, it’s often hard to get stakeholders involved in carrying out emergency response (let along DRR) or recovery initiatives. Catharine highlighted the challenge of responding to the 2016 el Nino drought which started ‘biting’ around August last year. The FEWS Net website also highlights that these people are right on top of the food security situation (and can predict food situation scenarios five months ahead)…the challenge is getting stakeholders to respond in a timely manner.