FEMA Think Tank: Disaster Survivor Series

Please join FEMA Deputy Administrator Richard Serino, and officials from United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), for a FEMA Think Tank conference call on May 28, 2013 from New York City.  The call will provide the opportunity to listen to the stories of disaster survivors and international emergency personnel to gain perspective from their experiences and resilience.

WHAT: FEMA Think Tank

WHO: Richard Serino, FEMA Deputy Administrator and Akhil Iyer, UNICEF Deputy Director of Office of Emergency Programmes

WHEN: Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 1:00PM – 2:30 PM (Eastern)

WHERE: New York City

CALL IN: 888-740-6143

PASSCODE: 1202139

CAPTIONING: http://fedrcc.us//Enter.aspx?EventID=2157240&CustomerID=321

The FEMA Think Tank is a forum to engage the whole community, connect resources and share best practices, and develop solutions to the challenges we face in emergency management.  Featured topics have included new technologies in emergency management; disability integration; public-private partnerships and engagement; the importance of integrating healthcare, public health and emergency management; and our most recent call held at the White House which highlighted innovative efforts during Hurricane Sandy response and recovery.

The May 28 Think Tank engagement will provide the opportunity to draw on the experiences and lessons learned from disaster survivors and emergency personnel as we continue to identify innovative, disaster survivor-centric approaches to emergency management at every level to strengthen preparedness, response, and recovery efforts.

Before this call, visit the online forum at www.fema.gov/thinktank to share your own disaster survivor story or to submit ideas and comment on the stories and topics of others.

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