FEMA’s Strategic Foresight Initiative (SFI) team is happy to announce an upcoming webinar building on the practical applications highlighted in the new FEMA document, Toward More Resilient Futures: Putting Foresight Into Practice. With a focus on bridging the worlds of theory and practice, this webinar spotlights projects, individuals, and organizations that are utilizing innovative approaches to spur action around emergency management. Featuring a panel discussion with several Whole Community innovators whose projects are highlighted in Toward More Resilient Futures, we will explore the future of disaster resilience, and show how a long-range perspective can help us develop the capabilities, tools, and partnerships to solve problemsundefinedtoday, and in the future.
The webinar is free and open to the public. Visit the SFI website or join the SFI Network for more info.
David Kaufman, FEMA Associate Administrator for Policy, Program Analysis, and International Affairs
As Director of FEMA's Office of Policy and Program Analysis, Dave Kaufman is responsible for providing analysis, coordination, and decision-making support to the FEMA Administrator on a wide range of Agency policies, plans, programs, and key initiatives.
Ana-Marie Jones, Executive Director, CARD – Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters
With CARD’s “Prepare to Prosper” fear-free, alternative preparedness programs, Ana-Marie Jones provides customized emergency tools and services to nonprofits, faith agencies and others serving Access and Functional Needs (AFN) communities.
Derrick Lea, IRUSA DART – Disaster Assistance Response Team
A former first responder and now team director for Islamic Relief USA’s DART program, W. Derrick Lea oversaw the training of over 600 IRUSA volunteers in 2012. DART teams have provided rapid deployment of relief supplies and aid in response to nearly a dozen disasters across the U.S., ranging from Hurricanes Irene and Sandy to the explosion in West, Texas and the recent Oklahoma tornadoes.
Michael McDaniel, Designer, Inventor, Hacker
Michael McDaniel is a principal designer at Frog Design, a global innovation firm. A social-impact entrepreneur “obsessed with creating meaningful design in order to make this world a better place,” Michael’s projects related to disaster, environment, and infrastructure have been featured on TedX, Wired, The Atlantic, and the website GOOD.
Potential Discussion Topics:
§ What does the future of disaster resilience look like? How do we get there?
§ How do we inspire and nourish innovative thinking to solve problems?
§ What partnerships need to be developed and strengthened to build resilience?
§ How does your program or project work toward greater resilience? What lessons-learned can you share with others?
Please let SFI know if you need any reasonable accommodations to access the information for this webinar. If you need advance electronic copies of webinar materials, or require arrangements for any assistive technology (captions, etc) please let us know at least 3 days in advance to allow time to ensure items are in place and configured correctly.