The UNO-CHART Executive Program is offering regional symposia that cover the hazards, risk factors, and decision-making dilemmas faced by officials throughout Louisiana. The Program is intended to enhance the capacity of leaders to make strategic decisions based on sound principles of resilience.
Resilience is a strategic concept. A disaster-resilient community is one in which organizations are better able to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. The need for coordination is essential and should be a continuous process that includes all stakeholders. Four interlocking systems (social, political, infrastructure, and business) must come together in appropriate ways to respond to hazards effectively.
Each symposium will feature case studies to give officials the opportunity to learn from others’ experiences as well as networking opportunities and a chance to see and discuss what others are doing. Participating officials will also be able to expand their knowledge with an overview of FEMA’s Building Disaster Resilient Communities course. Louisiana needs decision-makers who know how to build resilient communities.
BR Symposium Program, CHART, University of New Orleans
Environmental Stewardship and Disaster Recovery, Bob Dixson
Opening Remarks, Monica Farris
Building Disaster Resilient Communities 2, John Kiefer
Building Disaster Resilient Communities 1, Earthea Nance