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This Fundamental of Emergency Management Is Entirely Wrong

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Whether we are Program Coordinators, Directors, NGO workers, or researchers, we’ve learned this as gospel, dogma, and basic foundation. “The Four Phases of Emergency Management.” Preparedness. Response. Recovery. Mitigation.

Our perspective at BOA is that this concept, the “four phases,” is entirely wrong. In fairness, maybe not entirely wrong. But fatally flawed–enough that ignoring a simple nuance can make all the difference between successful adaptation, and system collapse.

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