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Conflict, COVID and Climate Change Webinar, June 23

The International Medical Corps, Save the Children and the Global WASH Cluster is holding a webinar on Thursday, June 23rd at 9am EST. 

This webinar will be conducted via Microsoft Teams.  You can join at: https://teams.microsoft.com/dl/launcher/launcher.html?url=%2F_%23%2Fl%2Fmeetup-join%2F19%3Ameeting_ZjFhMTNmMjgtZGI0ZC00NGQ3LWExNDUtYjkxMzhkZGU4ZTI1%40thread.v2%2F0%3Fcontext%3D%257b%2522Tid%2522%253a%2522d1934b2d-792c-47cc-a2f5-fc634183cd2d%2522%252c%2522Oid%2522%253a%25224a4bb1bf-e8cf-4222-afd9-8e5ee7fe4d75%2522%257d%26anon%3Dtrue&type=meetup-join&deeplinkId=da269fdb-cb79-456e-bda2-8c0ce30fb95f&directDl=true&msLaunch=true&enableMobilePage=true&suppressPrompt=true

Emergency Management Growth Initiative requests support for survey regarding internships

The Emergency Management Growth Initiative is conducting a survey on internship initiatives and experiences. The purpose of this survey is to gather information to assess the current state of internships in the emergency management field as well as gather information to assist in building programs or repositories of information for students looking to get into the field of emergency management. The survey is open to all students who have gone through or are currently going through the internship process, university representatives who assist students and/or offer internship opportunities, as well as private and public sector professionals and agencies who offer or would be interested in offering an emergency management-related internship. Take the survey online.

IAEM Scholarship Program is accepting applications from full and part-time students for 2022 scholarships

Full-time undergraduate, as well as full and part-time graduate students, working towards degrees in emergency management, disaster management, or a closely related field of study, should apply now for the IAEM scholarship. Applications may be completed via the application portal on the IAEM website. Be sure to review the application instructions before starting the application in the portal. Use the Application Checklist for your application type to identify the essay questions and to help verify that all documentation is provided. All materials are available on the Application web page. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. EDT, June 13, 2022. Questions should be directed to IAEM Scholarship Program Director Dawn M. Shiley, CAE.

Evans-Sahnoun Virtual Lecture on the Responsibility to Protect, May 23

8-10am EDT

Join the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the UN and the Global Centre on 23 May for the annual Evans-Sahnoun Lecture on R2P. This year’s Lecture will feature a keynote address by Ms. Pramila Patten, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict.

Tune into the webcast at: https://gcr2p.createsend1.com/t/j-l-vljkrul-itqdkilkk-h/

HURREVAC Webinars (June 6-10)

Intro to HURREVAC and General Overview of the Program Webinar, June 6

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1644304668214905869

HURREVAC Wind Forecast Features Webinar, June 7

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6964488491790468108

HURREVAC Evacuation Timing Features Webinar, June 8

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3423836749979694861

HURREVAC Storm Surge and Other Water Hazards Webinar, June 9

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7744111505116225294

Exercise Tools and Applying HURREVAC Webinar, June 10

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1396969527546742284

New quarterly emergency management journal is now available

Pracademic Affairs, a new online journal, is part of Homeland Security Affairs, the Journal of the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security. The mission of Pracademic Affairs is to bridge the gap between practitioners and academics. This is achieved by providing emergency management and homeland security practitioners a welcoming platform to write, explore, analyze, and examine real-world critical lessons learned to improve the resilience of our communities. The first issue has just been published and can be accessed here. The journal welcomes any practitioner submissions. The process to submit is on the journal website. Questions or comments may be directed to the journal co-directors, Meg McPherson and Michael Wallace, at pracademic@chds.us.

Identifying Ukrainian collections under threat

The U.S. Department of State, the Interagency Working Group on Scientific Collections (IWGSC), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative (SCRI) are working together to help identify, and where possible assist with efforts to save/protect priceless Ukrainian archival, cultural, and scientific collections under threat. They are requesting your help in quickly identifying relevant collections in Ukraine and their needs. Please use this Google Form to provide information about the respective collections, including descriptions, locations, special needs, and points of contact. Please submit one form entry for each collection. The data submitted will be stored in a secure database with the US State Department.

FEMA’s FY 2022 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP): “Enhancing Community Preparedness and Resilience” National Priority Area Webinars, May 24-26

On May 13, 2022, FEMA released the FY 2022 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) Notice of Funding OpportunityThis fiscal year, Community Preparedness and Resilience has been added as an additional priority area.

Following the release, FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division (ICPD) and Preparedness Grants Division (PGD) are hosting a webinar series focused on the new “Enhancing Community Preparedness and Resilience” National Priority Area (NPA).  The webinars will take place via Adobe Connect.

As a part of this call, ICPD Director Aaron Levy and PGD Deputy Director Ginny Warren will present on:

  • How to use the HSGP to effectively mitigate DHS concerns on terrorism;
  • Guidance on meeting requirements for the “Enhancing Community Preparedness and Resilience” National Priority Areas; and
  • Additional guidance on how to submit a strong application for the HSGP.

FEMA will host three webinars, dates and times listed below. The webinars are free, but registration is required.

These webinars will provide clearer guidance on how to navigate the new grant program requirements. For further support, work with your State Administrative Agency and/or Urban Area Working Group.

Please bring your HSGP-related questions to the webinar session. Direct any meeting logistical questions to FEMA-Prepare@fema.dhs.gov.