In the wake of one of the most active – and costliest – hurricane seasons in recent memory, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is redoubling its efforts to help individuals and communities build resilience to disasters. FEMA’s announcement in June that it will create a new Resilience organization – a significant restructuring – represents a major new initiative aimed at better integrating the Agency’s insurance, mitigation, preparedness, continuity, and grant programs.
What themes underpin FEMA’s increased emphasis on resilience? How will this new approach incorporate lessons from prior disasters? And what will FEMA’s reorganization mean on a practical level for public and private sector partners? Please join the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience on Tuesday, July 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. as FEMA Deputy Administrator for Resilience Dr. Daniel Kaniewski discusses FEMA’s effort to engage communities and individuals in preparing for and bouncing back from catastrophes.