The future of disaster response

    Disaster response is no longer a realm dominated by governments and aid agencies; the private sector has also gotten involved.

    How can the increasing involvement of the private sector shape the future of disaster response? We spoke with Jacob Korenblum, president of SoukTel, a provider of cellphone services to the developing world, on the margins of the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative.

    Lars Schwetje contributed reporting from New York.

    Check out the rest of our interview with Jacob Korenblum, as well as our conversations with other global development luminaries who attended this year’s Clinton Global Initiative.

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    • Rolf Rosenkranz

      Rolf Rosenkranz oversees a talented team of in-house journalists, correspondents and guest contributors located around the globe. Since joining Devex in early 2008, Rolf has been instrumental in growing its fledgling news operation into the leading online source for global development news and analysis. Previously, Rolf was managing editor at Inside Health Policy, a subscription-based news service in Washington. He has reported from Africa for the Johannesburg-based Star and its publisher, Independent News & Media, as well as the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, a German daily.

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