Building Resilient Communities: How we can collectively increase community and national resilience
Date & Time
Thursday, July 27, 2023, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Disruptions from a range of acute shocks, such as natural disasters, cyberattacks, infrastructure failure, and loss of key industries, are becoming more frequent and intense. Chronic stressors, such as economic inequities, aging infrastructure, pervasive chronic disease, lack of quality affordable housing, and natural resource depletion, worsen the impacts of shocks and undermine our ability to recover and thrive. However, the connection between stressors and shocks is often not reflected in disaster and community planning efforts.  The session will describe the vision, principles and concepts that underlay how we can collectively build community and national resilience. During this highly interactive session, participants will provide feedback on these concepts along with their stories of innovative resilience partnerships, successes, and challenges that will help inform development of FEMA’s new National Resilience Guidance.