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The cover design depicts a section of a geodesic sphere, a resilientstructure made up of networks of geodesics (*) on the surface of thesphere. The geodesics intersect to form triangle elements that gainstrength from the connections and distribute the stress across thestructure. In the context of this report, it is these connections, betweena wide range of instruments and mechanisms and core needs spanningthe entire disaster risk management spectrum, that create the buildingblocks for strengthening resilience. The design conveys the notion ofbackward and forward linkages created by the interconnectedness of thedifferent elements in the structure, thus recognizing the availability ofmany shared entry points and numerous opportunities to lead and directchange to strengthen resilience, or even to spur it from behind.
* A geodesic line is the shortest distance between any two points on a sphere.