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Global Issues > Disaster Response
Recorded: Jan 10, 2013 at 11:00 am EST
Elina Palm is currently the Liaison Officer of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) office in New York. She has 15 years working experience with the United Nations in the areas of disaster risk reduction, climate change and development, and has been based in Geneva (Switzerland), San Jose (Costa Rica) and New York. In 2005 and 2006, she was assigned as the disaster risk reduction adviser for the Office of the Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery for the Indian Ocean Tsunami. Prior to her current post in New York, she was the Head of the ISDR Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, based in San José in Costa Rica, and before that she worked with the IDNDR and ISDR secretariats in Geneva. Ms. Palm holds an MSc in Development Studies and a DEA (Diplome d'Etudes Approfondis) from the University of Geneva.
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Global Issues > Disaster Response
Recorded: Jan 09, 2013 at 11:15 am EST
Kay C. Goss, CEM, is former Associate FEMA Director in charge of National Preparedness, Training, and Exercises for President Clinton. Before coming to FEMA, she was a state official in Arkansas, for 15 years, including more than 10 years as then-Governor Clinton’s Senior Assistant for Intergovernmental Relations, where she coordinated the Governor’s policies, programs, processes, personnel, and outreach related to emergency management, fire service, public safety, emergency medical services, and related agencies. She has served Virginia Governors Warner and Kaine as a Member of the Governor’s Commonwealth Preparedness Panel, for 8 years, 2002 – 2010, and as Chair of the International Association of Emergency Managers Committee on Training and Education for 6 years, 2004 – 2010. Currently, she is the founding President and CEO for World Disaster Management, President of the Foundation for Higher Education Accreditation in Emergency Management, First Vice President of the International Network of Women in Emergency Management, Vice President Every Child Is Ours Foundation, which is launching World Disaster Management Community College in Kanana, South Africa, in September of 2012. She is active in active in the academic side of emergency management, as the founder, along with her employees (John McKay and Dr. Wayne Blanchard) of the FEMA Higher Education Program, including current service as Adjunct Faculty, Istanbul Technical University Disaster Management Graduate Program since 2002, as well as UNLV's Executive Master's in Crisis and Emergency Management, since 2007. She has written five books (The City Manager Plan in Arkansas, The Politics of Constitutional Revision in Arkansas, The Arkansas Constitution: a Reference Guide, The Emergency Management Handbook, Mr. Chairman: the Life and Legacy of Wilbur D. Mills, at the publisher’s) and hundreds of articles and public addresses in all fifty states and many countries.
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