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Green Recovery and Reconstruction- November 19 webcast

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Please join the Environmental Change and Security Program for the launch of

Green Recovery and Reconstruction:
Training Toolkit for Humanitarian Aid Rebuilding Stronger, Safer, Environmentally Sustainable Communities after Disasters


Roger Lowe, Senior Vice President of Communications, American Red Cross

Marcia Marsh, Chief Operating Officer, World Wildlife Fund

Erika Clesceri, Bureau Environmental Officer, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, U.S. Agency for International Development

Robert Laprade, Senior Director,Emergencies and Humanitarian Assistance, CARE

Peter Walker, Director of the Feinstein International Center, Rosenberg Professor of Nutrition and Human Security, Tufts University

Friday, November 19, 2010
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon (7:00am-9:00am PST)
6th Floor Flom Auditorium
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004 USA
Webcast live at

Please RSVP to with your name and affiliation.

Although disasters wreak havoc, the rebuilding efforts that follow represent a significant and important opportunity to rebuild communities to be more environmentally and socially sustainable than what existed before the disaster.

After the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, the American Red Cross and World Wildlife Fund formed an innovative partnership to help survivors rebuild their communities as well as the natural environments on which they depend.  Based on lessons learned, the Green Recovery and Reconstruction: Training Toolkit for Humanitarian Aid was designed to equip field staff working in humanitarian aid, government, and conservation organizations with practical, solution-oriented techniques for integrating environmental sustainability into international disaster recovery and reconstruction.

Panel speakers from U.S. government, academic, and NGO institutions will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the integration of environmental and humanitarian approaches to building back safer and sustainably.

If you are interested, but unable to attend the event, please tune into the live or archived webcast at The live webcast will begin approximately 10 minutes after the posted meeting time. You will need Windows Media Player to watch the webcast. To download the free player, visit:

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