FEMA Strategic Foresight Initiative Releases New Report, To Host Webinar
Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 12:03 PM
Subject: Strategic Foresight Initiative (SFI) – January Newsletter
Strategic Foresight Initiative (SFI) Community Members;
Hello, and happy new year to you! The SFI team is pleased to announce the release of the Crisis Response and Disaster Resilience 2030 report, which highlights the initial findings of the SFI to date. As you know, this report is the result of an extensive community-wide effort that many of you have contributed to, which included more than 800 professionals, members of the academic community, and interested parties from all layers of the public and private sector.
The Crisis Response and Disaster Resilience2030 report includes insights on the future role of emergency and disaster management; strategic needs and gaps the community will have to address; and a look into the emergency management community of 2030. The strategic needs, highlighted in the report, in particular – focused around essential capabilities, innovative models and tools, and dynamic partnerships – are intended to be a catalyst for leadership throughout the emergency management community and to prepare us, and the Nation at large, for whatever challenges and opportunities the future holds. The report is now available for public consumption through the FEMA website.
Dave Kaufman, the Director of the Office of Policy and Program Analysis at FEMA will be presenting on the SFI findings at the IDCE Conference in New Orleans on January 18th. If you are attending the conference, we encourage you to join his presentation to learn more about SFI.
Additionally, Dave Kaufman is hosting a webinar session on Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 2:00-3p:00m EST. This webinar session will offer an opportunity to learn about the SFI findings presented in the Crisis Response and Disaster Resilience 2030 report as well as participants to ask questions directly from Mr. Kaufman. For more information on the webinar, please visit http://www.emforum.org/SFI/moreinfo.htm.
We are committed providing you with regular updates on SFI and related stakeholder engagement activities. In the meantime, please feel free to visit the SFI web page to browse supporting documentation, read articles posted on our Blog, and to provide your feedback on these blog posts.
Thank you for your continued support and involvement with SFI and the future planning efforts you have helped to shape. As always, please feel free to contact the SFI Team anytime you have any questions, comments, or concerns.
Division Chief, FEMA Strategic Planning and Analysis
SFI Articles on the FEMA Blog:
- “Preparing for the Future of Emergency Management” http://blog.fema.gov/2011/05/preparing-for-future-of-emergency.html
- “Trends & Info: Preparing for the Future of Emergency Management” http://blog.fema.gov/2011/05/trends-info-preparing-for-future-of.html
- “Foresight and Prediction: Preparing for the Future of Emergency Management” http://blog.fema.gov/2011/07/foresight-and-prediction-preparing-for.html
- “Importance of Thinking Global & Acting Local in Emergency Management” http://blog.fema.gov/2011/09/importance-of-thinking-global-acting.html