FEMA, in partnership with organizations that collectively represent the emergency management profession, released this week the sixth video presentation from the inaugural PrepTalks Symposium, Francis Ghesquiere’s “The Making of a Resilient Future: Disaster Risk in Developing Countries.”
In his PrepTalk, Ghesquiere presents a global perspective on the need to improve disaster resilience. He highlights the scale of the challenge, from rapid urbanization in areas at risk of earthquakes and floods, to the increasing frequency and intensity of storms. He discusses the need for all sectors to participate in planning and to incorporate future trends in population growth, urbanization, and increasing risk due to future environmental conditions.
Ghesquiere’s presentation, the question-and-answer session that followed, a discussion guide, and additional reference materials are available at https://www.fema.gov/preptalks.