The International Emergency Management Society
TIEMS Newsletters March 2016
May this year be peaceful and without major disasters and bring success and happiness to all. I wish you all a successful and prosperous new year filled with peace and happiness!
With scientific articles of different topics within international emergency managment and disaster response.
The Global Educational Network for Emergency Resilience And Training Excellence (GENERATE) program is an initiative by The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS), to create a network of participating organizations and an online resource to improve access to the world’s collective knowledge and experience in emergency management. To meet this goal, GENERATE will
- Develop an internationally shared understanding of emergency management elements, qualifications, and terminology
- Help students find and connect with useful live and online educational resources
- Make increasing amounts of emergency management knowledge available online, especially to vulnerable societies
- Provide a platform to share critical lessons learned from disasters and emergencies
GENERATE will create a community of emergency management educators, practitioners, and students, who will share knowledge and work together to improve capabilities worldwide.
The Executive Summary of the Project GENERATE.
For more information or questions, contact; TIEMS President
NGF 2016 offers a unique opportunity to network with world experts and key opinion leaders from the industry, government and academia, as well as an impressive programme of keynote speakers, panelists and sessions.
The extent of the homeland security and natural disaster threats coupled with the complexity of dealing with it, have motivated many governments during the last decade to create new ministries to meet the needs of homeland security. However, the capability of cities and nations to meet these challenges alone is limited.
The Nice Global Forum, NGF 2016 Congress, will bring together industry, government and academia to share knowledge, experience and strengthen cooperation, to improve the safety and security of cities and citizens.
Register now to join Homeland Security & Crisis Management peers at NGF 2016 in Nice!
The Asia Emergency Management Expo (AEME) and Conference (AEMC) will take place from 10 to 12 May 2016 at the Venetian, Macao. AEME serves as an international trade platform for service providers, manufacturers, trading companies and non-governmental organizations providing a broad range of products and services. AEMC is Asia’s specialized Emergency Management Conference for Urban Areas. It is addressing the increasing urbanization trend in the Asia-Pacific region by focusing on natural and human-made emergencies occurring typically in urban areas. Both events will attract a high diversity of professions from the decision maker to the practitioner in risk and emergency management, business continuity and disaster recovery.
See details at Web-site!
On Nov. 21, 2015， TIEMS China Chapter’s Chairman Shan Chunchang, Vice Chairman Qu Guosheng, Zhang Ji, General Secretary Ning Chunlin, and Depute Secretary Yao Xiang had a happy dinner with TIEMS President Harald Drager in Beijing. During the dinner, President Drager gave several wishes to China chapter. First, he wishes the initiative of building a global learning network will expand, and China chapter will take more important role. Second, he wishes the collaboration between the China chapter and TIEMS global chapters will be strengthened. Last but not the least, he wishes everyone good health. The China chapter updated with President Drager its recent progresses, and invited him to 2016 TIEMS China Chapter Annual Conference in Zhuhai. President Drager felt excited about China chapter’s achievement, and happily accepted the invitation. He also invited China chapter to 2016 TIEMS Annual Conference in San Diego.
On this sweet night a week ahead of Thanksgiving Day, China Chapter would especially thank President Drager for his great contribution for founding this wonderful platform. We believe with all the members’ devotion and efforts, TIEMS will be more and more successful.
Disaster Preparedness through Forecast Based Financing
Better preparedness is the main solution to reduce the consequences of disasters, and it needs to be put higher on the agenda in the world community, and with more focus on forecast - based financing, explained briefly below.
Currently, disaster related programs focus on two areas: post disaster response and reconstruction, and long-term disaster risk reduction (Hyogo Framework of Action). However, there is a valuable window of time that exists after the issuance of science based early warnings, but before a potential disaster materialize, namely an approach for catalyzing humanitarian actions based on disaster forecasts for vulnarable societies.
More details is found in this article and this presentation, and the initiative described with pilot applications in Togo and Uganda with technical support from Red Cross and finacial support from German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, should get increased focus and lifted up to a global scale!
TIEMS President's 2015 Annual Report
Earthquake Disaster in Nepal
It has happened again!
A poor and vulnerable population has been struck by a devastating disaster, which was predicted by the scientist experts.
First of all, I like on behalf of TIEMS membership and myself express my deepest sympathy with the Nepalese people suffering from the disaster and express my sincere hope that the foreign support and help will make a welcome relief in the tragedy and make the time to recovery as short as possible.
Most international and national aid organizations are already on their way or already there, even if logistics is a challenge because of limited access through the Katmandu airport because of the disaster.
I was already Saturday morning informed that TIEMS Vice President, Guosheng Qu, was on his way to Nepal as a member of the Chinese International Search and Rescue Team, CISAR, and I can only hope they are able help many people stuck in the collapsed buildings or elsewhere before it is too late.
I also encourage all TIEMS members and others to support the international and national aid organizations, by donating funds to the bank accounts established to help the Nepalese population in this difficult time.
This disaster again emphasizes the need for the world community to move its focus from Response to Preparedness. It was a predicted disaster, as many others also are, and increased systematic work on preparedness through strengthening the infrastructure, early warning systems in place, and plans for evacuation and recovery worked out, and extra food, water and medical and other supplies ready in case the disaster strikes.
From the Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) please, find the following link with information on the Nepal Earthquake:
TIEMS Membership will contribute and cooperate the best we can to increased worldwide preparedness in vulnerable areas.
K. Harald Drager, TIEMS President
I like to express my deepest sympathy with the Chinese people and especially with the families where family members lost their life, were wounded or are missing after the earthquake!
The number of the causalities is shocking and heart breaking, and leaves me speechless!
However, despite the tragedy, I am impressed by the way the Chinese people has handled the disaster!