Disaster management at both the national and local levels is based on developing a multi-dimensional coping capacity to lead, organize and allocate the available resources, prioritize them during times or situations of uncertainty and eventually act according to an evolving situation
In Israel, which has been facing constant terror attacks since its establishment in 1948, much knowledge and experience have been gained in the areas/fields of disaster management, vulnerability, risk assessment and resilience. Adaptive decision making, innovative and “out-of-the-box” perspectives and solutions characterize the Israeli implementation of conclusions, and shape its preparedness and readiness efforts.
When responding to a disaster, saving lives under a limited time framework is of the utmost significance. In such cases, the accumulated knowledge and experience of the Israeli emergency systems in addition to its world renowned rescue teams should lay the foundation for comprehensive research and sharing of international knowledge.
The National Institute for Regulation of Emergency and Disaster at the College of Law and Business serves as an international center for research and policy formation in the fields of natural disasters, public health risk, terrorism and national security threats, social and economic crises in addition to technological and cyber security.
The National Institute for Regulation of Emergency and Disaster’s mission is to contribute, in both academic and practical venues, to decreasing the vulnerability of individuals and groups to emergencies through the enhancement of systematic preparedness and creation of integrative mechanisms for a quick, adequate and effective response during and after emergencies and disasters, on the basis of cutting edge research and knowledge sharing with academia and international emergency bodies and practitioners.