Air Date

July 27, 2021

Featured Guests

Anthony D. Wilbon
Dean, Howard University School of Business, Ph.D., PMP

Melody Jackson
Director of Strategic Partnerships, Ureeka

Ewuraesi Thompson
Marketing Operations Manager, Shopify

Chuck Chaitovitz
Vice President, Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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Marc DeCourcey
Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and U.S. NORTHERN COMMAND, convened to host the 10th Annual Building Resilience Through Private-Public Partnerships Conference.

COVID-19 has impacted every community, but recovery has not been the same. The pandemic has exposed deep-rooted vulnerabilities and shown why we as a society need to work together to increase our resilience and elevate the equity of every individual. Now is the opportunity to strengthen partnerships. Together, we can shape a resilient future that drives opportunity, prosperity, security, and advancement for all.

Discussions at the conference addressed the collaboration required among private, public, and nonprofit sectors to help mitigate the effects of all disasters. These included how to build resilience against all hazards while looking ahead to future emergencies and how we can be better prepared through greater collaboration across sectors.

Day 1 included the following topics: