In the face of a disaster large enough to spread devastation across municipal, regional, and even national boundaries—a major hurricane, for example, or a global pandemic—megacommunities provide a dependable framework for collaborating on response and recovery efforts that match the scale of the challenge.
The COVID-19 pandemic is among the biggest public health disasters in modern history. It has impacted every corner of communities around the world. In recent decades, megacommunities—defined as open-ended multiparty engagements that align starkly diverse stakeholders under a single mission—have proven an effective approach to dealing with widespread catastrophe and restoring a sense of normalcy.
Download our perspective, The Unique Value Proposition of Megacommunities in the COVID-19 Pandemic, to learn how megacommunities can play a key role in helping sectors and societies across the globe – including those of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)—rebuild in the aftermath of COVID-19.
Topics covered in this perspective include:
- Five elements critical to the success of any megacommunity
- A current, Abu Dhabi-based megacommunity-like effort—The Hope Consortium
- How a three-sector flat organization encourages innovative approaches to resolving both common and unique community challenges
- How the state of Florida has used a megacommunity approach to recover from recent hurricanes
- How overlapping vital interests help megacommunities align and succeed
- Why network structures are essential to helping megacommunities thrive
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