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April 12, 2017 FEMA EMI. “Academic Perspective On Increasing Engagement With Faith-based Organizations in Disaster Preparedness”

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FEMA- Emergency Management Institute
Higher Education Program & National Training Liaison
Academic Perspective On Increasing Engagement With Faith-based Organizations in Disaster Preparedness

April 12, 2017          2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT

The webinar is a collaborative effort between the DHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and the FEMA Higher Education Program to ensure emergency managers, faith-based and community organizations are aware of academic partner resources and engagement opportunities.
The objectives for the webinar include:
  • Increasing the number of academic institutions familiar with FEMA’s Higher Education Program
  • Elevating best practices for partnering with academic institutions who work to engage faith-based and community organizations in disaster preparedness activities
  • Increasing the knowledge of emergency managers on the resources and work being produced by academic partners regarding faith-based and community organization engagement in emergency management.
  • EMI Leadership
  • Marcus Coleman, Special Assistant, DHS Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships
  • Brie Loskota, Executive Director of the Center for Religious and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • Jamie Aten, Ph.D., Founder & Co-Director, Wheaton College Humanitarian Disaster Institute
  • Wendy Walsh, Higher Education Program Manager, Moderator

Registration link is:

Conference Call-In: 800-320-4330, PIN: 376368
 For additional information: Contact Wendy Walsh, EMI Higher Education PM-

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