Quakes don't kill people, buildings do - as the world looks for ways to provide relief to Nepal, my only hope is it also looks for ways to create resilience. Resilience is the ability of a system to respond, adapt and transform to social, environmental and economic shocks and stresses. 5 years ago it was the Sub-prime Crisis. 1 year ago it was Ebola. Today it is the Nepal Earthquake. And while it is important to think of how best to deal with devastation - as beautifully illustrated in the article below on 5 ways for you to help - it is absolutely critical that we also think of prevention.

So while this article looks at 5 ways to help Nepal today, here are 5 ways to think about creating resilience for a stronger tomorrow:

1. IIX's Humanity Bond: Unlocking capital upfront from private sector impact investors to fund time-sensitive projects: http://www.asiaiix.com/humanity-bond/

2. Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities: A platform of cities from across the world in which Rockefeller has appointed Chief Resilience Officers to create resilience mechanisms: http://www.100resilientcities.org/

3. World Bank Research: A repository of research and knowledge to help urban planners design and implement infrastructure that is resistant to environmental, social and economic stresses: http://goo.gl/FWhv6N

4. Air Danshin's Earthquake resistant homes: Advanced japanese technology that builds homes on deflated air-bags that sense tremors to inflate and absorb the shock https://goo.gl/gdbfBZ

5. NSET and USAID's Earthquake Risk-Reduction Projects: NSET has been working with governments to set up a system to issue and enforce building permits that ensure structures are built in ways that reduce their vulnerability to earthquakes, financed by a grant from the US Agency for International Development (USAID): http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/0428/What-Nepal-can-teach-about-improving-earthquake-resilience-in-developing-world-video

So there you have it - 5 ways to help now, 5 ways to think about helping in the future. Let's translate all our prays, shares and remorse into immediate, impactful action and forward-looking, strategic planning.