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1 Resilience Network Conceptual Framework for Israel’s Local and National Resilience Version B October 2009

2 ITC “It is not the strongest of the species that survive nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change” (Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species, 1859)

3 ITC Israel’s National Security “Total concession of resilience in favor of military superiority” (Tal, 1996) Home Front Int. Front “Israel is a cardboard country which will be destroyed” (Hizbullah, 2008) Rising Importance of Home Front Military Front nd Lebanon War Second Intifada Sderot & Gaza Periphery 1991 Gulf War 2009 Cast Lead

4 ITC Home Front Diplomacy Media Rising Importance of the Home Front Military Front Influence on the results of conflicts is increasing The Concept of ‘Synchronized Victories’ Defining the ‘Success Story’ on the Home Front

5 ITC The capacity to overcome crisis by adapting, while minimizing casualties, preserving a basic quality of life, as well as the community's core values and identity Resilience Resilience: The Foundation for Success in the Home Front Bottom-Up Organizations Businesses Communities Households Individuals Top-Down Gov. Institutions Leadership Sense of Purpose Resilience

6 ITC National and Local Resilience are created in two stages and tested in two stages Resilience is a Four Stage Story Immediate ResponsePreparednessThe Day AfterDuring the Crisis Routine under fire Rebuilding Learning Honoring heroes Measures against evaders Legislation Enforcement Training Infrastructure Partnerships Rescue efforts Reorganization

7 ITC The Relevancy Gaps Current Mindset On your own for hours Command & Control Top-down Difference of scale bw Needs / expectations and capacities No basic skills, awareness or preparedness Public, private & 3 rd sector partially on halt Inspiration & mobilization Flat and decentralized Changing Reality Services will increase Growing rift bw world Jewry and Israel State is responsible for home front World Jewry’s support assured Potential Collapse

8 ITC Potential Collapse Hurricane Katrina, August 2005

9 ITC The Challenge of National Crises Gap bw expectations and needs of citizens & Gov. resources and capacities Loss of trust bw Gov. and citizens Breakdown of social norms and values Without success in HF, IL’s victory compromised Untapped resources in ILi society

10 ITC Thousands of ‘nodes’ committed to national and local resilience, with core capacities to act both independently and in collaboration during emergencies The Resilience Network Households Volunteers Emergency Organizations Catalyst NGO State Institutions HFC Volunteers Households Communities Education Syst. Media Jewish World Business sector Academia Philanthropy Non-Profit Sector Vital NGO Government Vital NGO Emergency Organizations Households Communities Non-Profit Sector Local Authorities Households RACHEL

11 ITC Flat, non-hierarchical Independence, flexibility, innovation Universal & local Duplications, backups & efficiency Protocols & rituals Resilience Attributes of the Resilience Network

12 ITC The Units of the Resilience Network Hubs Many links & influence Catalysts Build the network Emergency Organizations Local Authorities NGO Catalyst Government State Institutions HFC Volunteers Households Communities Education Syst. Media Jewish World Business sector Academia Philanthropy Third Sector RACHEL Civilian-Volunteers Responsibility & core capacity for task Endpoints Meet basic criteria of preparedness Endpoints Civilian-Volunteers Catalysts Hubs

13 ITC Culture of Preparedness Legislation & Enforcement Budgets & Infrastructure Training Resources & Infrastructure Nation-Wide Deployment HR & Flexibility Resilience Network State Institutions Partnerships values, priorities, patterns of behavior and habits instilled to ensure readiness for emergencies

14 ITC Recommendations Gov. & Knesset Formulate HF strategy Budget, infrastructure, legislation & enforcement National Preparedness Week Preparedness of civil servants Mandatory prep of 1 st -responders Emergency Organizations Local Authorities NGO Catalyst Government State Institutions HFC Volunteers Households Communities Education Syst. Media Jewish World Business sector Academia Philanthropy Non-Profit Sector RACHEL

15 ITC Recommendations Local Authorities Main catalysts of the local resilience network: Resilience part of local vision Coordinate with neighbors Map & link, train local units Level expectations Employee preparedness Cooperation with partner-cities and Jewish communities Emergency Organizations Local Authorities NGO Catalyst Government State Institutions HFC Volunteers Households Communities Education Syst. Media Jewish World Business sector Academia Philanthropy Non-Profit Sector RACHEL

16 ITC Recommendations Education System & Academic Institutions Continued operation in immediate response Adjusted operation during crisis Academic institution are outposts of RN Emergency Organizations Local Authorities NGO Catalyst Government State Institutions HFC Volunteers Households Communities Education Syst. Media Jewish World Business sector Academia Philanthropy Non-Profit Sector RACHEL

17 ITC Recommendations Business Sector COP – Integral component of corporate responsibility Emergency Organizations Local Authorities NGO Catalyst Government State Institutions HFC Volunteers Households Communities Education Syst. Media Jewish World Business sector Academia Philanthropy Non-Profit Sector RACHEL

18 ITC Recommendations Non-Profit Sector Identify vital NGOs Formulate ‘Resilience Standard’ for vital NGOs NGO’s as catalysts of the Resilience Network Prepare philanthropists Emergency Organizations Local Authorities NGO Catalyst Government State Institutions HFC Volunteers Households Communities Education Syst. Media Jewish World Business sector Academia Philanthropy Vital NGO RACHEL

19 ITC Recommendations Jewish World Integrate as part of the RN Build Com-2-Com partnerships for resilience Prepare for raising and spending emergency campaigns Emergency Organizations Local Authorities NGO Catalyst Government State Institutions HFC Volunteers Households Communities Education Syst. Media Jewish World Business sector Academia Philanthropy Non-Profit Sector RACHEL

20 ITC Recommendations Philanthropy Foundation for National Resilience Emergency Organizations Local Authorities NGO Catalyst Government State Institutions HFC Volunteers Households Communities Education Syst. Media Jewish World Business sector Academia Philanthropy No-Profit Sector RACHEL

21 ITC Recommendations Individuals, Households, First Responders and Civilian-Volunteers Promote preparedness of households to become endpoints Mandatory preparedness of 1 st -responders Broaden definition of 1 st - responders Emergency Organizations Local Authorities NGO Catalyst Government State Institutions HFC Volunteers Households Communities Education Syst. Media Jewish World Business sector Academia Philanthropy Non-Profit Sector RACHEL

22 ITC “Israel has nuclear weapons and the strongest air force in the region, but it is weaker than a spider web” (Hassan Nassrallah, 05/26/2000) “The durability of spider webs enable them to absorb the concentrated pressure of a weight ten times that of the most durable artificial fiber” (Hillyard P., The Book of the Spider, 1994)


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