The 13th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment (NCSE) will convene in Washington D.C. from January 15 to 17. This
year's theme is "Disasters and Environment: Science, Preparedness, and
Resilience" and the conference will bring together over 1,200 leaders from
the emergency response, scientific policy, conservation, and business
Supporting Community Resilience (Breakout Workshop 20)
NORC Research Analyst Molly Jones is the organizer of this breakout workshop included
in the “No Regrets Resilience Case Studies” track. Panelists include David Kaufman, Director of
FEMA's Office of Policy and Program Analysis; Jacqueline Yannacci, Director of
Community Resilience at the American Red Cross; Joe Abrams, Member Chairman of
The Alliance for Community Solutions; and John Kiehl, Regional Services
Director for the Panhandle Regional Planning Commission.
Area Director Michael Meit will
moderate the workshop.
The workshop will explore a
number of examples which provide important lessons to all seeking to support
community resilience. Two specific examples include:
- The American Red Cross
Community Resilience Pilot program, focusing on the ARC Community Engagement
Strategy (CES), is an ongoing process to build resilience by enhancing
community collective action around preparedness.
The communities who represent
the Alliance for Community Solutions use technology and analysis to improve
resiliency while putting in place systems that, while critical in emergencies,
are useful to the community on many levels on a day to day basis.
will draw upon these practical and successful examples and include strategies
for future efforts. The workshop will also result in new relationships and
partnership that will have on-the-ground impact after the conference.
To learn more, or register, visit the NCSE website.