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Good Governance Forum: Emergency and Crisis Management Worldwide

Hosted by ASPA's Section for Public Management Practice, International Chapter and Section on Emergency and Crisis Management
Friday, March 9
8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Centennial D

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This practice-oriented forum addresses governance accountability and sustainability concerns and societal crises and conflict resolution challenges around the globe that urgently require workable solutions. Indeed, this event is offered jointly and annually by ASPA’s Section for Public Management Practice (SPMP), International Chapter and Section for Emergency & Crisis Management (SECM).

The forum is an outgrowth of the 2018 ASPA Annual Conference theme, Mission Focused & Service First: Creating Innovative Solutions, and aims to bring together practitioners and applied academics to help illuminate these challenges and to share and discuss promising case illustrations from across the global community of practice.

Topics to be explored include opportunities to engage citizens and the community effectively in such areas as: emergency and crisis management; conflict resolution; community health & mental health and absorption of immigrants.

Moreover, the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development contains 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) setting universal standards of progress. This includes SDG #16, which seeks to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.” Accountability is central to this challenge of advancing governance around the world. What are the essential elements  of generating useful accountability to citizens through the budget process, government audits and performance management?

Forum Agenda

8:30 AM
Welcome and Introductions

9:00 – 10:30 AM
Session #1: Accountability for Advancing Good Governance Around the World (Achieving U.N. Sustainable Development Goals)

Moderator: Robert Shick, PhD, Visiting Professor, Rutgers University School of Public Affairs & Administration

 - How have communities of public management practice advanced this goal through the budget process, government audits and performance management?
 - What has the PA community (in academia and in government service) taught our students and trained our public servants to prepare them to be practitioners who embrace accountability wherever they may  serve?
 - What case illustrations (domestic and foreign) stand out as innovative exemplars of curbing public sector corruption

Alex B. Brilliantes, Jr., PhD, Professor, National College of Public Administration, University of the Philippines
Increased governance accountability and decentralization in the Philippines

Edin Mujkic, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, School of Public Affairs
Decentralization and Anti-Corruption Efforts in Bosnia & Strengthening Training to Emphasize Democratic Values and Ethics in the Military

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
Session #2: Refugee Resettlement, Integration and Return

Moderator: Adam Masters, PhD, Transnational Research Institute on Corruption (TRIC),[email protected]

Shahriar Islam; Dhaka, Bangladesh, PhD student, College of Community & Public Affairs, Binghamton University, New York, USA
Integration of Rohingya Refugees into Bangladesh Communities
Hugo Renderos, PhD, Independent Consultant, Nicaragua; Chairperson, ASPA’s International Chapter
Returning Home to El Salvador: What’s Left to Return To?

1:30 – 3:00 PM
Session #3: Community Accountability in Land Use Planning

Moderator: Frannie Edwards, Chairperson, ASPA Section on Emergency & Crisis Management, Professor, San Jose State University, Deputy Director, National Transportation Safety & Security Center, Mineta Transportation Institute

 - Case illustrations of how limiting development in dangerous areas has resulted in less loss of life and community assets
 - Case illustrations of how use of the community general plan has engaged a broader segment of the population in active discussion of challenges, risks, rewards and practical options
 - Urban planning as disaster mitigation in Colorado

Jason D. Rivera, Assistant Professor, SUNY Buffalo, Department of Political Science, Public Administration Division
Place-Based Knowledge of Land-Use Planning & Disaster Mitigation

Denise D.P. Thompson, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Management, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Building Back Better in the Caribbean after Hurricane Maria: The Dominican Case

Andrew Rumbach, Assistant Professor, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Colorado Denver
Hurricane Damage to Mobile Home Parks in Houston TX & Flood Damage in Colorado

3:15 - 4:45 PM
Session #4: Innovations in Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Recovery Worldwide

Global strategies and case illustrations of how preparing for known disasters and engaging the community in appropriate mitigation action and preparedness can lead to improved outcomes (e.g., CERT, moving out of the flood zone and off the beach, building stronger to withstand the known hazards; elevating sites in floods, harden in earthquakes zones, appropriate roof connections in hurricane areas, etc.).

Moderator: Claire Connolly Knox, PhD, Associate Professor, Emergency Management & Homeland Security Program Director, School of Public Administration, University of Central Florida

Jeanne-Marie Col, Associate Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Vice-Chair of the Board, The Institute for Conscious Global Change
Implementing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): The role of GIS, Geo-Design and related technologies in the Millennium Earth Project Pilot in Nigeria - Kaduna State

Alessandra Jerolleman, PhD, MPA, CFM, VP Community Resilience and Hazard Mitigation - Water Works, Distinguished Affiliate Professor - Emergency Management Department - Jacksonville State University
Strengthening Alignment of US Disaster Planning with International Models & Related SDG Efforts to Reduce Disaster Vulnerability

5:00 PM
Section & Chapter Business Meetings

 - Collaboration Plans & Priorities for 2018-2019
 - Election of Officers (SPMP)

5:30-7:00 PM
Networking Reception/Cash Bar
Co-sponsored by ASPA's Section for Public Management Practice (SPMP), International Chapter and Section on Emergency & Crisis Management (SECM)