Friday, March 14, 2014

“So You Want to Work for FEMA”. Webinar: March 27, 2014

Webinar Session 1
“So You Want to Work for FEMA”

March 27, 2014                     11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT

So you want to work for the world’s finest emergency management agency but are not quite sure how to go about it.  You checked but did not find what you were looking for or even applied without success.  How do you go about getting your resume in front of the “right” person?
Join the Emergency Management Higher Education Program and Mr. Corey J. Coleman, FEMA Chief Component Human Capital Officer, for a webinar on FEMA’s recruiting activities.  Mr. Coleman and his staff will discuss:
·       FEMA locations,
·       Authorities available to hire students and recent graduates,
·       The Student Volunteer Program,
·       Upcoming hiring needs, and
·       Tips for the Federal hiring process. 

There will be time for questions and answers, so come ready to participate and learn about FEMA’s recruiting authorities and activities.

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Questions?  Contact Dr. Houston Polson, Director FEMA Emergency Management Higher Education Program at or call 301-447-1262.

African Union. U.S. Representative Her Excellency Amina Salum Ali

 The Washington Diplomat
Ambassador Profiles 

Her Excellency Amina Salum Ali

Ambassador Amina Salum Ali became the permanent representative of the African Union to the United States on April 13, 2007.

Ambassador Ali speaks on behalf of the African Union and its member states to accelerate socio-economic integration of the continent, promote peace and stability, and build partnerships between African governments and all segments of civil society, in particular women and youth, as well as the private sector.

One of the major functions of her office is to support the African diplomatic corps in its efforts to consolidate and strengthen partnerships with both the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government, as well as other federal agencies, the Bretton Woods institutions and the Organization of American States.

A veteran Tanzanian civil servant and politician, Ambassador Ali was born and raised on the island of Zanzibar and educated in India, where in 1979 she earned a bachelor's degree in economics, and two years later a master's in business administration in marketing. She was a long-serving member of Parliament and has held various ministerial positions in the Tanzanian government, the most recent of which was minister of state in the office of the chief minister in Zanzibar.

Ambassador Ali also served as a board member of various institutions such as the Tanzania Telecommunication Company and Mzumbe University in Morogoro. In addition, she established various capacity-building institutions including the Institution of Finance Administration and the Presidential Fund for Self- Reliance.

As the African Union's first woman ambassador, Ambassador Ali is committed to promoting women's rights and children's issues. She is also the founder of Zanzibar Women Welfare Trust, an NGO that supports the development of women and children to combat devastating health issues like HIV/AIDS. Ambassador Ali is also is a member of IDB Bank eminent women panel to mainstream women development policies in the bank.