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Post-Conflict Capacity-Building Projects in a United Nations Environment

by Kashif Basheer Khan

The selection of projects and effective project management assumes a critical importance in the fast recovery of a nation that has recently come out of a war or war-like situation. Describes and gives examples of projects in the immediate post-conflict phase classified as quick impact projects (QIPs) or winning heart and mind projects (WHAMs); projects in the medium-stabilization phase to take baby steps toward self reliance and inhibit the chances of re-ignition of hostilities; and long-term capacity building projects geared toward achieving long-term stability.

Haiti: A Crisis Management Nightmare (Part 1)

by Bob Weinstein

An absence of leadership has crippled rescue efforts. For crisis managers in all areas, this tragedy is a harsh reminder that provides some important lessons.

Project Management in Education Empowering Projects for Emergency / War-Affected Regions

by Muhammad Javeed Sarwar

The communities confronted with disaster, destruction, and displacement in any part of the world are faced with numerous challenges. In most cases, the impact of disaster is greatest for women and children, second only to the destruction of civic infrastructure .The launching of relief projects that include well planned and organized education projects not only assist in enhancing the educational level and skill development of children, but also reduce the their psychological trauma.

Application of PM Principles in Telecom Restoration Projects in Earthquake-Affected Areas

by Kashif Basheer Khan

Most relief and rehabilitation work following earthquakes begins as projects. The application of project management principles in these projects helps channelize the work into a systematic and coordinated effort having maximized output and expeditious delivery. This article discusses telecommunication restoration projects in earthquake-affected areas.

Back to Basics of Disaster Recovery

by Michael Wood

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning are no longer optional. Protecting infrastructure and information assets of an organization is one of management's primary duties. Here are some ideas and options for making sure you don't fall down on the job.

Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery

by Michael Wood

Just what is continuity planning and disaster recovery, and how can an organization get started with its planning efforts? Recent tragedies have proven there is plenty of work to do. Here's what the IT world can do to help prevent future failures.

Continuity Planning & Disaster Recovery: ITIL Style

by Michael Wood

This article focuses on the continuity management and disaster recovery component of ITIL, the Information Technology Infrastructure Library that was developed by the UK Government and is now part of the Joint Framework for IT Governance.

The Forgotten Side of Disaster Recovery

by George Jucan, MSc, PMP, OCP

Most disaster recovery plans include detailed procedures to bring the operational systems back online. What about the people to operate them?



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