Promoting Sustainable Development – How should We Develop Human Resources and Institutions

Sustainable development is one of the existing mechanisms for channeling development assistance throughout the developing world. However, as a process, sustainable development can be applied to different socio-economic contexts, often as a tool to revitalize democratic governance and participation. In general, sustainable development can be defined as “Development that meets the needs of the...

Promoting good practices in disaster response – Rights based engineering The sphere project Humanitarian charter and minimum standards in disaster response

We all might wonder what does “Sphere” mean? Is there anything in Sphere to do with engineering? It says “Humanitarian Charter”. So it might not be related to engineering at all. It must be referred by the people like Lawyers or other people who deal with legal issues. It talks about the rights of...

Engineering sector ‘crucial’ to effective disaster response

Engineering sector has a ‘crucial’ role to play in responding to natural and man-made disasters. Leading engineering firms and institutions in UK recognized that “Engineers and engineering companies are a crucial centre of instant disaster response; there are so many examples of where skills can help.” Support from the engineering community would assist...


Vasantham – Interview on disaster resilience

Vasantham – Interview on disaster resilience #2