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A selection of materials from DRI International is available here as an added benefit for DRI members. We hope you enjoy this informative collection of industry information and research.

My Hurricane Sandy Experience: Stories from an Unlikely Emergency Manager

Event: Collegiate Conference - Pace University

Author: Morgan Jones

Morgan Jones, AVP at the New York City Economic Development Corporation describes his Hurricane Sandy Experience. Morgan A. Jones is AVP at the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Previously, Jones was Chief Operating Officer of the US-China Strong Foundation, Senior Emergency Management Specialist at NYU Langone Medical Center. Mr. Jones also served at the NYC Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit (CAU) and the Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery under Mayors Michael R. Bloomberg and Bill de Blasio from 2010-2015.

Tags: Collegiate Conference – Pace University, Community Resilience, Public Sector, Resiliency

Business Community Uniting to Mitigate Disaster Impact

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference, De La Salle University - Mar. 16, 2017

Author: Butch Meily

Butch Meily, PDRF, discusses uniting the business community to mitigate disaster impacts.

Tags: Collegiate Conference - De La Salle University, Public-Private Partnership, Asia, Community Resilience

The BORP Strategy: Improving Community Resilience Through Public-Private Partnerships

Event: DRI 2015

Author: Matt Bogaard, David Cocke

What is a BORP and how can having one help your organization? This session covers all the details. A BORP (Building Occupancy Resumption Program) is achieved by bringing together public and private entities to facilitate safe, expedited re-occupancy of structures following a disaster. The session explores who to involve and how to accomplish this important and beneficial program, including how it was implemented at DreamWorks Animation in southern California.

Tags: Community Resilience, Public-Private Partnership

Recovery to Resilience: A Haiti Case Study

Event: DRI 2013

Author: Angela Devlen

Thanks to sponsorship from the DRI International Foundation, Mahila Partnership has expanded its project in Haiti to improve post-disaster economic and health outcomes for women and girls, as well as building long-term resiliency. This presentation discusses the overarching principles of effective recovery but in the context of an active post-disaster initiative. Attendees will understand how post-disaster relief and recovery programs must promote long-term risk reduction, as well as how investments rather than aid yields both short-term and long-term sustainable results.

Tags: Community Resilience, Emergency preparedness, Emergency response, Resiliency, Case Study, Earthquakes

From the Field: Lessons Learned on the Front Lines

Event: DRI 2012

Author: Angela Devlen

Many of our profession's most experienced and talented business continuity professionals have never experienced true disasters first-hand. That's a good thing because it means their plans are working (or they've been really lucky!). However there's nothing like being in the field, and in the thick of it, to give continuity professionals a feel for what it's really like to be on the scene during a response and recovery effort. Angela Devlen who founded the Mahila Partnership -- a grassroots non-profit organization serving the unmet needs of communities by investing in education, public health, and sustainable development initiatives while promoting disaster risk reduction and gender equality - has been in the boardroom and crisis command center as well as in the field. Devlen shares her first-hand experiences in responding to disasters in the U.S. and abroad, including impacts, lessons learned, and suggestions to take back and implement in your organization.

Tags: Community Resilience, Emergency preparedness, Global Strategy, Security