State Preparedness Training Center

Third Annual Public Policy Colloquium

Community Resilience, Recovery and Preparedness: A Triad in Emergency Management on May 7, 2015

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January 21, 2015

The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services' (DHSES) State Preparedness Training Center (SPTC) in collaboration with the National Center for Security & Preparedness (NCSP) is hosting its third annual policy colloquium on Community Resilience to be held on May 7, 2015. Its objective is to discuss from a theoretical and a practitioners' perspective- the association between Resilience, Recovery and Preparedness framed as Community Resilience.

The colloquium aims to attract both academics and practitioners to promote an open dialogue on the importance of both arriving to a consensus on the definition of Community Resilience and discussing potential metrics of its assessment and best practices for the emergency management field. A better understanding of both the components, strengths and weakness of Communities' Resilience, will allow for an informed allocation of resources improving both quality and delivery of emergency preparedness and response.

Led by the NCSP and in partnership with the SPTC, the goal of the Community Resilience Project (CRP) is to observe what communities require to prepare, respond and recover from large scale, both natural and man-made, disasters. CRP is based on a holistic view of emergency preparedness and community participation. It aims to observe not only mechanisms of citizens' participation and community resilience development but also the role of the emergency preparedness community in defining strategies, developing emergency response capabilities and promoting intergovernmental collaboration.

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