Crisis Mode—Emergency Management and Response


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From hurricanes to hunger, global disasters are increasing—and intensifying. The costs of these events are also multiplying, and the risks are becoming increasingly difficult to manage. Project leaders from around the world explain how this new disaster era is forcing teams to adjust their risk management strategies and priorities.

Mahamoudou Guimbayara, emergency team leader for the Development Food Assistance Program at CARE Mali, discusses how he and his team emphasize risk reduction and recovery in the midst of a long-term, national food scarcity crisis.

Victor Orellana Acuña, PMP, former deputy national director of Chile’s National Emergency Office, talks about the impact of standardization and simplification on emergency management in the immediate post-disaster landscape.

And members of the project team from Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, winner of the 2018 PMI® Project of the Year Award, discuss how they were able to rebuild a massive, state-of-the-art medical facility and demonstrate resiliency after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

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Key Themes: [00:37] The growing impact—and cost—of natural disasters [03:52] Committing to risk mitigation in a long-term crisis [08:24] Establishing a common language for recovery [10:31] Developing a simplified model of emergency management [13:01] Winning stakeholder buy-in despite devastation [15:03] Gathering insight via rigorous testing [16:57] Staying flexible in the face of setbacks

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