TiNYg/ISRM Virtual Conference. 27-29 July 2020

Dear TINYg member

I am delighted to announce that TINYg are developing the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Institute of Strategic Risk Management (ISRM): https://www.theisrm.org/

Our organisations have a great deal in common and share many members. It is with great pleasure that we celebrate this important milestone, by inviting you to join the ISRM 3-day virtual conference from 27th-29th July, with a 2-hour webinar each day (12.00-200pm BST).

 The overarching themes will be strategic and conceptual – what Covid-19 has taught us about crisis management, what we need to learn in order to be resilient against future shocks, and how organisations can get ready for both the challenges and the opportunities of the post Covid-19 new reality.

 The format will be a Chair and three / four participants per session, with twenty minutes each for presentations and then one hour for Q&A / discussion.

 As you can see, the line-up is international, and represents some significant organisations.

  Day 1:    What Covid-19 Has Taught Us About Crisis Management

  • Lord Toby Harris, ISRM President and senior government national security expert
  • Dr Stephen Flynn, Founding Director, Global Resilience Institute, Northeastern University (USA)
  • Pascal Meige, Director Disaster & Crisis, IFRC

Day 2:    What We Need To Learn In Order To Be Resilient Against Future Shocks

·     Dr Robert MacFarlane, Deputy Director, Civil Contingency Secretariat, UK Cabinet Office

·     David Horobin, Head of Crisis Management Cluster, Geneva Centre for Security Policy

·     General (ret) Stanley McChrystal, CEO McChrystal Group

Day 3:    How The World Can Get Ready For Both The Challenges And The Opportunities In The Post Covid-19 New Reality

  • Dr David Alexander, Institute of Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London
  • Dr Adel Alaraifi, Executive Director, Risk and Resilience Institute, Saudi Arabia
  • Peter Willis, ‘Learning From Crisis’ Project Coordinator, Resilience Shift
  • Marcus Oxley, Founding Executive Director, Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR)

Conference information is here

https://www.theisrm.org/en/learning-from-covid-19-old-lessons-news-lessons-the-future-starts-now

 Conference Registration is here

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0NFpXjSOTVy84bOHrpYJzg

Andy

Andy Williams JP FRSA F.ISRM
Group Deputy Chairman

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