Upcoming Webinar: Increasing the Financial Resiliency of Your Region in a Disaster-Filled World

Posted on: July 8th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

Regions across the United States are faced with preparing for and responding to an increasing number of natural, man-made, and technological disasters. Given recent natural disasters, regions are taking steps to become more physically resilient; however, many regions are unprepared for how these financial costs will impact long-run sustainability and quality of life.

On July 19, the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) (http://www NULL.rupri NULL.org) and the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) will host a webinar (https://www2 NULL.gotomeeting NULL.com/register/149465994) that focuses on looking at how regions can prepare their public sectors to be more financially resilient to future disasters. In particular, this webinar will help regions identify their local governments’ financial vulnerability as well as their capacity to respond to future natural disasters based on research and lessons learned responding to tropical natural disasters along the Gulf Coast of the United States. Further, joint financial vulnerabilities between local governments in a region will be identified and strategies provided for how individual local governments can increase financial capacity that improves financial resiliency for the overall region.

Presenter:  Dr. Matthew Fannin (http://www NULL.lsuagcenter NULL.com/en/communications/authors/MFannin NULL.htm), Associate Director, RUPRI Analytic and Academic Programs

Click here to register (https://www2 NULL.gotomeeting NULL.com/register/149465994)



This webinar is co-sponsored by the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) and the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO), with funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Please contact Brett Schwartz at [email protected] (bschwartz null@null nado NULL.org) with any questions.

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