Saturday, April 22, 2017

Can You Tell? Communities most affected. April 2017

Which communities are most affected by the results of disasters?
Communities of color, disenfranchised, and poorest.

Can you tell which country, which community the following photo is from?
New Orleans?
Haiti?
Liberia?
Sierra Leone?
South Africa?
Malawi?

Time to turn discussions into actions.  Time for communities to organize, plan, prepare for all types of calamities in their communities.  Water, food, sheltering, population migration, homelessness are just a few.  Any plan is better than nothing at all.

Contact BEMA International at bema@blackemergmanagersassociation.org to help.

BEMA International Hashtags and Social Media

@BEMAinternational

#BEMAinternational

      Sector Specific  (broad infrastructure specific) :

              #BEMAinternationalfoodsecurity   -  Food Security

              #BEMAinternationalgh   - Global Health

              #BEMAinternationalwatersecurity  -  Water Security

              #BEMAinternationalwastemanagement - Waste management

              #BEMAinternationalenvironment  -  Environmental

              #BEMAinternationalpreparedness  - Preparedness

              #BEMAinternationalresiliency - Resiliency, 100 Resilient Cities

              #BEMAinternationalfema - FEMA

              #BEMAinternationaldhs  - Dept of Homeland Security

              #BEMAinternationalairport - Airport Emergency Management and related areas

              #BEMAinternationalshelter - homelessness, sheltering and international sheltering

Thursday, April 20, 2017

REAL MEN READ.

Real Men Read. Water Security....
When Invited to participate in program of men reading to kindergarten classes one year a printed out copies as coloring book for each child, with permission from the school and instructor gave each child one small bottle of bottled water to drink during lunch or to take home, and read the following story to stress the importance of water.
Read to our future leaders. Make it educational and enjoyable.
Charles D Sharp CEO
Black Emergency Managers Association International
Water, the Never Ending Story
Story was created by the KMAC Kids 2001-2002.
A valuable resource for Parents and Teachers to find fun and educational materials related to Health, Science and the Environment we live in today.
KIDS.NIEHS.NIH.GOV

Monday, April 10, 2017

March 2017. House Bill Requires FEMA to Provide a Plan for More Consistent Guidance After Disasters

http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/House-Bill-Requires-FEMA-to-Provide-a-Plan-for-More-Consistent-Guidance-After-Disasters.html




House Bill Requires FEMA to Provide a Plan for More Consistent Guidance After Disasters

Bill’s author cites past incidents of lost paperwork, poor coordination as impetus for legislation.



BY STAFF REPORT MARCH 28, 2017

SHUTTERSTOCK
A bill requiring FEMA to come up with a plan to provide “consistent guidance and accurate information” following a disaster passed the U.S. House of Representatives on a bipartisan 408-0 vote.
The FEMA Relief Improvement Act requires FEMA to “focus efforts on its core mission — helping people recover from disasters,” said the bill’s author, Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., in a press release. “When people go through a disaster, such as floods or tornadoes, the people need to know that relief is on the way. From past disasters in Missouri, there have been repeated incidents of lost or misplaced paperwork, poor coordination between state and federal agencies and general lack of information from FEMA officials.”
The act requires FEMA to improve field transition by:
•    Providing consistent guidance to applicants on FEMA disaster funding procedures during the response to an emergency or disaster;
•    Conducting appropriate record maintenance and transfer of documents to new teams during staff transitions;
•    Providing accurate assistance to applicants and grantees to ease the administrative burden throughout the process of obtaining and monitoring assistance;
•    Implementing operating procedures and documenting retention requirements to ensure the maintenance of appropriate records throughout the life cycle of the disaster; and
•    Identifying new technologies that further aid the disaster workforce in partnering with state, local, and tribal governments and private nonprofits in the wake of a disaster to educate, assist and inform applicants on the status of their disaster assistance applications.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Internship Opportunities. Dept of State. PATHWAYS Program


Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP)


Now Accepting Applications


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We are accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) in our Washington D.C. location.

Visit USAJOBS to start the online application process and view the following vacancy announcement numbers.

Please note the cutoff point for these positions: These vacancy announcements will be open from April 5 to April 11, 2017 or when the cutoff limit for applications has been reached for each position. The vacancy will close on whichever day the first of these conditions is met. If the application limit is reached on the same day the announcement opened, the open and close date will be the same. Candidates are encouraged to read the entire announcement before submitting their application packages.
Vacancy
USAJOBS Links
Cutoff
Program Analyst
(Student Trainee)
GS-0399-02/02:HRSC/PATH-2017-0028
GS-0399-03/03:HRSC/PATH-2017-0025
GS-0399-04/04:HRSC/PATH-2017-0027
100

Student Trainees work closely with the U.S. diplomats and Civil Service professionals who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives. To witness and participate in U.S. foreign policy formulation and implementation, consider a Pathways internship with the U.S. Department of State.

The Internship Experience Program (IEP) allows for non-temporary appointments that are expected to last the length of the academic program for which the intern is enrolled. IEP participants, while in the program, are eligible for noncompetitive promotions. This program allows for noncompetitive conversion into the competitive service following successful completion of all program requirements. Veteran’s preference applies.

U.S. citizenship is required for all positions. If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please contact HRSC@state.gov or visit our forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.

We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April 23rd Full-Scale Exercise. WMATA. Washington, D.C. and Vicinity

Volunteer Request: WMATA Emergency Response Exercise

Good Morning Municipal Partners,

On April 23rd, WMATA will conduct a full-scale exercise to provide regional responders and WMATA personnel the opportunity to practice responding to the emergency. 

This is part of an ongoing exercise series aimed at improving emergency response during major incidents. 

Volunteers will act out the role of a community stakeholder on the train at the time of the emergency and will see first-hand how regional emergency responders handle the situation. 

Please share this with your volunteer groups and internal/external partners as appropriate. 

Volunteer registration for the exercise can be accessed at: http://wmata2017navyyardexercise.eventzilla.net

Job! Become a train-the-trainer at FEMA EMI. 2017

Apply to Become a Trainer for the National Emergency Management Basic Academy

EMI is offering a Train-the-Trainer course for the National Emergency Management Basic Academy. To qualify to enroll in the Train-the-Trainer course, individuals must have at least five years of experience working in the field of emergency management and at least three years of experience delivering emergency management instruction to adults.

The entry-point for individuals pursuing a career in emergency management, the Basic Academy offers the tools to develop comprehensive foundational skills. For those who are new to emergency management, the Basic Academy also provides a unique opportunity to build camaraderie, to establish professional contacts, and to understand the roles, responsibilities, and legal boundaries associated with emergency management. 

Course Dates:  August 7-11, 2017
Location:  Emergency Management Institute, National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, MD
Application Deadline:  June 26

For additional information, contact Jeff Januchowski at 301-447-1356 or jeffrey.januchowski@fema.dhs.gov.

MONTHLY. Flood Virtual TableTop Exercise (TTX)

Emergency Management Institute Offers Flood Virtual Tabletop Exercise

FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Virtual Tabletop Exercise (VTTX) program will offer a flood scenario May 24-25, 2017. The VTTX is designed to help emergency management professionals exercise their response to the impact of major flooding on their community. The VTTX involves key personnel discussing simulated scenarios in an informal setting, and can be used to assess plans, policies, training, and procedures during a flood and inundation challenge.

Each month, EMI conducts a VTTX series using a Video Teleconference (VTC) platform to reach community-based training audiences around the country by providing a virtual forum for interactive disaster training.  The VTTX is designed for a group of ten or more representatives from state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency management communities of practice. It provides a unique opportunity for responders across the nation to simultaneously participate in a hazard-specific, facilitated discussion. Participants will need to connect via a site equipped with the appropriate VTC capability (not Adobe Connect or Face Time-based), but alternate ways to participate are also available upon request.

The VTTX occurs 12-4 p.m. ET. To participate, send an email to douglas.kahn@fema.dhs.gov or call 301-447-7645. Also, send a courtesy copy email to fema-emi-iemb@fema.dhs.gov or call 301-447-1381. The application deadline is May 1, 2017. Additional information is available at https://training.fema.gov/programs/emivttx.aspx.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Foreign Policy Classroom April 6, 2017. "Air Quality and Health: A Foreign Policy Perspective" with the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs




Foreign Policy Classroom April 6

When:

April 6, 2017
2:00 pm-3:30 pm



Where:

U.S. Department of State
Washington, DC 20520

You will enter the building through the U.S. Diplomacy Center
at the 21st Street entrance between Virginia Avenue and C Street, NW

Dear Student,  
You are invited to attend a Foreign Policy Classroom on " "Air Quality and Health: A Foreign Policy Perspective" with the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs  on April 6, 2017 from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm. at the U.S. Department of State.
 A 30-minute session with Recruitment and Outreach on careers at the State Department will immediately follow.  

Click on the links below for event details, arrival instructions, and to register.

 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

What SDGs does your organization address? UN and SDGs. Handbook for Youth

Before you read, LISTEN.



What SDGs does your organization address?

   BEMA International promotes and addresses (directly or indirectly)
                         1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
                                    
                         HOW? By actions.

Future leaders.  Your Torch to Carry, it shall continue as ‘business as usual’.
Make the Change
Become aware to make the change that we were not fully capable of implementing worldwide. Racism, hunger, water food security, waste management, and other issues in SDGs must be fully addressed and implemented by 2030 globally.

CDS CEO Black Emergency Managers Association International

http://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/UN%20and%20SDGs%20for%20Youth%20Handbook%20Cover.jpg


April 2017. Can China and the U.S. Find Common Ground With Africa.

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April 2, 2017


Can China and the U.S. Find Common Ground With Africa?

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | 9:00am - 4:30pm
Join the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Carter Center for a daylong conference examining concrete areas where the United States, China and Africa might work together to address some of the continent’s most pressing security challenges.

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Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals
SDGs - Sustainable Development Goals

American Red Cross: Regional Disaster Cycle Services New and Continued Employment Opportunities: 10/10/2019

RC31424 Mass Care and Logistics Program Manager - (AR/MO) Job Summary: We are currently seeking a Mass Care and Logistics Program Mana...

..Haiti. We will not forget.

Drink Life Beverages ....A Woman Owned Enterprise

Drink Life Beverages ....A Woman Owned Enterprise
Drink for Life. Communities drinking and eating well.

BEMA International ONLINE STORE

BEMA International ONLINE STORE
Mission is to increase the diversity of corporate America by increasing the diversity of business school faculty. We attract African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Native Americans to business Ph.D. programs, and provide a network of peer support on their journey to becoming professors.

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