Critical infrastructure (such as public utilities, transport, etc.) is a central function of development and human security, particularly in ensuring the basic needs and welfare of communities. However, the provision of such infrastructure in many developing countries is often concentrated in affluent metropolitan areas and tends to have limited benefits for poor and vulnerable urban communities in terms of improving their quality of life. Amid vulnerabilities to climate change and internal socio-political challenges, achieving equity among urban communities thus presents a vital challenge to many city governments in Southeast Asia.
This report follows on the heels of a recent NTS issues brief published on the same topic. It captures the important themes that emerged during the Workshop on ‘Community Resilience and Human Security: From Complex Humanitarian Emergencies to Sustainable Peace and Development’ organised by the RSIS Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies in April 2014.
Event Reports / Non-Traditional Security / Southeast Asia and ASEAN
Last updated on 08/10/2014