2018 Conference: Disaster Risk Reduction, Response and Sustainable Reconstruction, November 8, Boston

  • 8 November 2018
  • Start time : 08:00 AM
  • End time : 05:30 PM
  • Event Location : University of Massachusetts Boston Campus, Campus Center Ballroom, 100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA, 02125, United States
2018 Conference: Disaster Risk Reduction, Response and Sustainable Reconstruction, November 8, Boston
Event Description

An event of the Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters (CRSCAD), McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston). Co-sponsored by the College of Advancing and Professional Studies.

In collaboration with a number of partners and other co-sponsors.

Selected papers will be published in an edited book format after the conference.

Capacity building is critical to disaster preparedness, response and sustainable post-disaster reconstruction programs. Hence, the central aim of this conference is to provide a forum for a critical examination of the efficacy of national strategies for capacity building measures globally with a focus on cross- and multi-disciplinary training efforts, education (at all levels), and professional development.

The conference will also explore what capacity building means since there is currently no agreed definition of the term. Conference outcomes should include policy and practical recommendations that would inform the development of long-term national strategies and approaches that address capacity building needs assessment and development for all the phases of disaster management.


If you belong to one of the following groups, conference registration fees are waived during the registration process:

US Government Employees (elected and non-elected officials at all levels – Federal, State, Local, City, Town, Municipal, Tribal, etc.)
Military (veterans, active duty members, active guard and reserve, retired) - Have questions as to if you fall under this category, please send an email to
University of Massachusetts Boston faculty and staff

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