June 28 • 6:00 – 7:30pm HST • Free • Online via Zoom


Join us for an evening of talk story with the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) to hear all about climate resilience and disaster preparedness from our experts on Oʻahu at the County Level. The mission of DEM is to develop, prepare and assist in implementing emergency management plans and programs to protect and promote the public health, safety, and welfare of the City during times of disaster or emergency. Given our changing climate and the increasing risk of hurricanes and other disasters, DEM is here to help us stay safe and plan in advance for gray skies to come.

We will also get to meet the new Hazard Mitigation and Long-term Disaster Recovery Program Manager, Sarah Harris, from the Office of Climate Change, Sustainability, and Resilience and hear updates on the Action 15 Community Resilience Hub Research findings as the first phase of this project comes to a close.


About the Speakers

Hirokazu Toiya, Director, Department of Emergency Management, City and County of Honolulu

John Cummings, Public Information and Education Officer, Department of Emergency Management, City and County of Honolulu

Sarah Harris, Hazard Mitigation and Long-Term Disaster Recovery Program Manager, Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency, City and County of Honolulu

Dr. Suwan Shen, Associate Professor, Urban and Regional Planning Department, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Dr. Miku Lenentine, Program Coordinator, Center for Resilient Neighborhoods (CERENE), Kapiʻolani Community College

Dr. Robert Franco, Director, Institutional Effectiveness, Center for Resilient Neighborhoods (CERENE), Professor, Pacific Anthropology, Kapiʻolani Community College


Register for this webinar


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