I-DIEM Co-Founder & CEO, Chauncia Willis, speaks at FEMA Women’s History Event

I-DIEM Co-Founder & CEO, Chauncia Willis, speaks at FEMA Women’s History Event

March 12, 2020

On March 12, 2020, I-DIEM Co-Founder and CEO, Chauncia Willis, provided her perspective during the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Office of Equal Rights (OER), Women’s History Month Observance Event. The theme of the event was “Women in Emergency Management:  Riding the Tides of Change.”  Ms. Willis discussed the contributions and growth of women in emergency management, the opportunities and challenges they face, and their role in shaping the future of emergency management.  She was joined by the Event Organizer, Angela R. Gladwell, Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Risk Management Directorate; Moderator, Mary Comans of FEMA; Panelist Jane Cage, Lead for Joplin’s Citizens Advisory Recovery Team; and Panelist Libby Turner, FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer. The event was also attended by Kay Goss, I-DIEM Advisory Board Member and former FEMA Associate Director for National Preparedness from 1993-2001.

I-DIEM provides Public Comment on FEMA’s Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101

I-DIEM provides Public Comment on FEMA’s Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101

I-DIEM provides Public Comment on FEMA’s Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101

January 14, 2020

The Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management (I-DIEM) appreciates the opportunity to provide Public Comment on revisions and updates to the Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101: Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operation Plans (CPG 101).

Read CPG 101 Comments by clicking here

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BAF PARTNERS WITH I-DIEM

BAF PARTNERS WITH I-DIEM

BAF PARTNERS WITH I-DIEM

January 10, 2020

It’s official! The BAF Flagship at UD has completed its partnership agreement with the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management. I-DIEM has a similar mission to the BAF Flagship in that it advocates for greater inclusion of women and people of color in emergency management. CEO and Co-Founder Chauncia Willis also serves as a member of the Flagship Advisory Board and mentor to BAF Fellow Antoine Richards.

https://www.baf.udel.edu/news/Pages/BAF-Partners-with-I-DIEM.aspx

 

I-DIEM provides Public Comment on FEMA’s Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101

I-DIEM provides Recommendations to the FEMA National Advisory Council, Equity Subcommittee

I-DIEM provides Recommendations to the FEMA National Advisory Council, Equity Subcommittee

January 7, 2020

I-DIEM was pleased to discuss the challenges of marginalization and inequity in emergency management and provide recommendations for any necessary changes to FEMA policies, programs, or statutory authorities that address the challenges. As was discussed during the session, the challenges of marginalization and inequity in emergency management are significant, widespread and complex.

The National Advisory Council (NAC) advises the Administrator on all aspects of emergency management, including preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation for natural disasters, acts of terrorism and other manmade disasters. Legislation required that FEMA establish the NAC to ensure input from and coordination with state, local, tribal and territorial governments, nonprofit, and private-sector emergency management communities on the development and revision of plans and strategies; the administration of and assessment of FEMA’s grant programs; and the development and evaluation of risk assessment methodologies.

I-DIEM attends the 11th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management

I-DIEM attends the 11th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management

December 4-6, 2019

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

The Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management (I-DIEM) was delighted to attend the 11th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management in Sint Maarten.  I-DIEM is committed to supporting communities of color and building resilience in vulnerable areas, worldwide.

Thank you to the I-DIEM Director of Special Initiatives, Oliver Greene, for representing I-DIEM in St. Maarten.  “It was very beneficial and eye opening.  The conference demonstrated how I-DIEM can serve as a strategic partner to the 18 Caribbean member governments in their efforts to build resilience,” said Oliver Greene.

Silicon Valley Disaster Response Forum

Silicon Valley Disaster Response Forum

December 4, 2019

San Francisco, California

The Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management (I-DIEM) enjoyed participating at the Silicon Valley Disaster Response Forum in San Francisco, California. Great discussion on how the Emergency Management enterprise can leverage technology to improve disaster response in an inclusive and equitable way.

I-DIEM’s CEO and Co-Founder, Chauncia Willis, attended the one-day work session in San Francisco, CA.  “Ultimately, the event affirmed our belief that being intentionally inclusive in disaster preparedness and building relationships with vulnerable populations before a disaster occurs are key to achieving equitable outcomes.  It was a pleasure to attend the event with so many brilliant minds,” said Ms. Willis.

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