FEMA’s Strategic Foresight Initiative Releases Report On Future Challenges In Emergency Management

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released the Crisis Response and Disaster Resilience 2030 report. The report includes analysis of the future role of emergency and disaster management; strategic needs and gaps the emergency management community will have to address; and insights that provide high-level observations to inform and guide decision makers.

This report is a product of FEMA’s Strategic Foresight Initiative (SFI), an effort bringing together a cross-section of the emergency management community at all levels of government, non-profits, businesses, and individuals.

The SFI helps the emergency preparedness community understand the factors driving change in our world and how those changes will impact the emergency and disaster management field over the next 20 years. The strategic needs, highlighted in the report are focused around essential capabilities to meet future challenges identified in the report, innovative models and tools to optimize resources and anticipate events, and dynamic partnerships to meet surge requirements or to absorb critical new skills and capabilities.

The report’s findings are intended to be a catalyst for leadership discussion throughout the emergency management community, as well as a reference point to prepare us, and the Nation at large, for whatever challenges and opportunities the future holds. FEMA invites its partners to make full use of this report within their own organizations, and to make it available to their membership and constituency groups.

For more information on the SFI, or to provide views on the report, you can contact the SFI Project Team via email at FEMA-OPPA-SFI@fema.gov and you can visit the SFI web page to read the relevant research papers at http://www.fema.gov/about/programs/oppa/strategic_foresight_initiative.shtm


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