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Professional Development Webinar Series: 1890-EDEN Action Plan Update
February 11 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
The EDEN Professional Development committee hosts monthly webinars that provide disaster-related education and training opportunities for Extension professionals. Webinars occur on the second Tuesday at 1 PM ET (12 CT, 11 MT, 10 PT). This month’s webinar will focus on providing an update on the 1890s-EDEN plan from Noel M. Estwick, Michelle Eley, Kimberly Davis, and Finis Stribling III.
It is widely known that limited resource audiences and other vulnerable population groups are disproportionately affected by disasters. Therefore, in times of disaster, 1890 land-grant universities (LGUs) play crucial roles in connecting with and engaging these communities. As early as 2009, NIFA and the EDEN Executive Committee observed the lack of participation in EDEN by 1890 LGUs. With the support of the EDEN Executive and the 1890 Association of Extension Administrators (AEA), NIFA’s Division of Family and Consumer Sciences hosted an EDEN Visiting Scholar in the summer of 2017 toward assisting with developing a formal structure for 1890 engagement in EDEN. The output was an action plan. EDEN, NIFA and the AEA view this approach as critical to bolstering disaster management programming at 1890 LGUs; thereby enhancing disaster preparedness, resilience and quality of life for limited resource clientele nationwide. The 1890-EDEN Advisory Group was created to provide leadership for creating and executing the 1890-EDEN Action Plan. This webinar reviews the structure of the action plan and will outline the Advisory Group’s approach to execute the plan. The approach includes conference calls, face-to-face planning meetings, webinars, training, presentations at professional meetings and responding to requests for proposals. We will also present an overview of current and proposed collaborations in EDEN, with the wider land-grant community, other academic institutions, Federal and non-Federal agencies and entities. The action plan outlines an ambitious framework of goals, challenges and strategies that will ultimately improve disaster programming in the 1890 community.
Registration is mandatory for this webinar, but anyone and everyone is welcome to attend.