Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Managing and Reducing Risk. September 2019

Managing Risks

Safety and Security

Humanitarian and development organizations and staff often experience heightened risks, and while we cannot eliminate every risk, we CAN enhance your knowledge about managing and reducing them. Take 10 minutes to strengthen your knowledge on how to identify, assess, rate, and mitigate risks of all types.

This interactive guide was developed in partnership with AHT, a full-service insurance brokerage and consulting firm committed to helping International Aid and Development Organizations manage risks and protect personnel around the world.  It is specifically designed for mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) to support learners on the go and is available in English with Arabic and French coming soon.

DisasterReady’s Ready to Go Mobile Guides were created by experts from across the humanitarian and nonprofit sectors and cover essential topics such as leadership, security, protection, emergency response, health, and much more. Explore the entire collection here.

Cybrary: CISO Course.

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

3 hours 54 minutes

Upcoming Flood Insurance Webinars for Agents Presented by the National Flood Insurance Program September 2019

Upcoming Flood Insurance Webinars for Agents
Presented by the National Flood Insurance Program
September 2019 - Register Now!
(Capacity is Limited)

Key Fundamentals of Flood Insurance for Agents
Parts One and Two

Please register for both parts of this webinar.

Part One: September 24 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT - REGISTER

Part Two: September 25 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT - REGISTER
Insurance agent continuing education course approval and credits vary by state. CLICK HERE for information about your state. 

Can't attend these sessions? Watch for more opportunities soon.

This webinar is a two-part course on the National Flood Insurance Program. It includes the topics listed in the Federal Register notice on training and education requirements related to Section 207 of the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004, otherwise known as FIRA 2004.

It brings participants the latest information on reform legislation impacting the NFIP as it reviews the key elements that insurance agents need to know about the NFIP and how it works. It also discusses many of the federal flood program’s general rules as well as some more advanced topics. For more information visit our Key Fundamentals of Flood Insurance overview.

Attendees must complete both sessions in order to cover all topics required by the Flood Insurance Reform Act (FIRA) of 2004.

To register, please use the links above. These webinars are FREE to attend, but spaces are limited so please register early.
Can't attend these sessions? NFIP Training conducts webinars on flood insurance topics regularly. Watch for more upcoming opportunities. If you are not a subscriber to NFIP agent training bulletins, please sign up here.

Insurance agent continuing education course approval and credits vary by state. 

Click Here for information about your state. Some states (e.g. California, Illinois, Michigan, Oklahoma, Utah and Virginia) require that both parts of the course be successfully completed in the same offering to receive any credit hours.

Currently, there are no CE credits available in Puerto Rico or 
Both parts of the course must be completed to meet the FIRA 2004 training requirement. Periodic learning checks will be conducted to measure attendee engagement. 

Learning checks must be completed by each registered attendee to earn CE credit. Only registered attendees are eligible to receive CE credits. No exam is required. As the course provider, we will collect agents' license numbers for the purpose of roster submissions.

State Mandatory Notifications:

Colorado - This two-part course is approved by the Colorado Division of Insurance for Continuing Insurance Education Credit.
Connecticut - Approved by the State of Connecticut Insurance Department for insurance producer continuing education credit.

Florida - Each part of this course has been approved by the Florida Department of Financial Services for insurance continuing education credit.  FL Provider: H2O Partners, Inc. (#365883); Course: Key Fundamentals of Flood Insurance for Agents - Part 1 (Webinar) (#106200); Course: Key Fundamentals of Flood Insurance for Agents - Part 2 (Webinar) (#106202).

New Mexico - This course has been approved by the Insurance Continuing Education Committee as a New Mexico Insurance Continuing Education Course.

South Carolina - This course is approved by the South Carolina Department of Insurance for Continuing Insurance Education Credit.

Questions? Contact Aaron Montanez at: 

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Cocopah Tribe to bring drinking water facility into compliance. September 17, 2019

For Immediate Release: September 17, 2019
Media Contact: Margot Perez-Sullivan, 415-947-4149,
Cocopah Tribe to bring drinking water facility into compliance

YUMA, Ariz. —The Cocopah Tribe has agreed to bring the Cocopah Bend RV Park and Golf Resort’s drinking water system into compliance with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act as part of a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The resort is located outside of Yuma, Arizona. 

“We are pleased this system will make critical investments to prevent drinking water contamination,” said EPA Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator Mike Stoker. “EPA will ensure all requirements of this agreement will be met for the long-term protection of the community.”

During a May 2019 inspection, EPA identified significant deficiencies with the system’s elevated storage tank, including inadequately sealed hatches and tubes that could introduce contaminants into the drinking water. The system serves approximately 1,095 residents with 901 connections. The system's current source of drinking water is groundwater from two wells that serves its customers.
The system is developing a compliance plan for EPA approval and will meet federal standards by Feb. 28, 2020.

For more information on EPA's drinking water program, please visit:
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Fellowship Opportunity: Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program. Deadline October 15, 2019

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2019
Deadline for Letters of Recommendation: October 22, 2019

The deadline to apply for the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program has been extended to October 15, 2019. The fellowship is an international exchange program that offers five-month fellowships to leading democracy activists, journalists, civil society leaders, and scholars from around the world to conduct independent projects at the National Endowment for Democracy. During their time in residence at NED's International Forum for Democratic Studies, in Washington D.C., fellows reflect on their experiences and consider lessons learned; conduct independent research and writing; engage with colleagues and counterparts in the United States; and build ties with a global network of democracy advocates.
We encourage qualified candidates to apply or share this call for applications with other democracy advocates!

Eligibility: The program is intended primarily for practitioners from developing and aspiring democracies, and those from nondemocratic countries. Distinguished scholars from the United States and other established democracies are also eligible to apply. Practitioners include activists, journalists, lawyers, and civil society professionals who have substantial experience in their field. Scholars include professors, researchers, and other writers who have a Ph.D. or academic equivalent at the time of application. A working knowledge of English is required.

Support: Fellows receive monthly payments to cover living expenses, plus basic health insurance, travel reimbursement, and research support.

Fellowship Dates: Fall Session: October 1, 2020–February 28, 2021; Spring Session: March 1–July 31, 2021.

For more information and to apply, visit