One dollar in preparedness is worth up to seven dollars in recovery, and yet most communities are consistently under prepared for the risks that they face. This working conference is designed to be a support mechanism for community resilience advocates, designed to develop communications and persuasion strategies, and provide mutual assistance, building on the lessons learned from Project Impact and other successful resilience strategies that have worked in the past
ISD’s Resilience READY© approach is not tied to any government or political party. It is a “whole of society” approach that leverages the public, non-profit and private sectors. It is a new and improved approach, built on a proven model, tested and applied in over 250 communities. Its grassroots approach is more integrated with a needs assessment and systematic process of stakeholder engagement. Our comprehensive framework enhances the way regions prevent and prepare for disasters, and helps break the “damage-repair-damage-repair” cycle. It also helps communities capitalize on positive resources within their regions, allowing them to become more disaster resistant and resilient. By forming public-private-nonprofit partnerships, assessing risk, prioritizing needs, and utilizing disaster management/resiliency expertise, Resilience READY© communities will be able to take collaborative actions that prepare and protect them from future disasters.
Over the next year, ISD will be rolling out the Resilience READY© program across North America and beyond. This workshop will:
Showcase ISD’s leadership in helping communities become more disaster-resilient
Expose attendees to the Resilience READY© concept, allowing them to actually apply the concept to a hypothetical (or real) scenario
Provide attendees with real time feedback on their scenario
Encourage attendees to become more involved with ISD’s products/services in the future
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