Date: Sept. 5, 2013
Staff Representative: Scott Fisher and Naomi Rennard
Member Representative: N/A
Highlights: The National Academies of Sciences hosted a dynamic workshop to feature the publication of a recent National Research Council report, Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative. The report details the strong community of stakeholders eager to advance the efforts of building resilience to catastrophic risks and disasters. The day-long workshop explored a number of opportunities for public-private coalition building across jurisdictions and sectors. Breakout sessions provided an opportunity to discuss building partnerships and partnerships in action. Participants from federal agencies, non-profit organizations, and foundations shared their experiences in preparedness, response, and recovery.