Science and Technology Innovation Program


Webcast Day 1: Connecting Grassroots to Government for Disaster Management: A Policy Roundtable

September 13, 2012 // 8:00am5:30pm

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In recognition of National Preparedness Month,

the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars presents:


Connecting Grassroots to Government for Disaster Management:

A Policy Roundtable


On behalf of the Commons Lab of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (The Wilson Center), the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation, the International Association for Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ESRI, TechChange, NetHope, and Project EPIC, we are honored to invite you to participate in a LIVE WEBCAST of the policy roundtable “Connecting Grassroots to Government for Disaster Management."

Live Webcast

Unfortunately, the workshop itself is now full, but we will be making the majority of the panel discussions available live over the web from this Wilson Center webpage on: 

See the bottom of this page to download copies of the agenda and background materials.

Social Media Engagement

In addition, we had so much fun with TechChange helping us with our last event (Crowdsourcing and USAID Development Credit Loans) that we’ve asked them to facilitate the social media engagement for the keynote sessions on

To watch the live webcasts of these two keynotes and submit your comments and questions:

  •  Click on the TechChange's DG2G Event Page.
  • Follow the live webcast discussion on Twitter using hashtag: #DG2G
  • You also can email your questions for the panelists before and during the live webcast: DG2G [at] TechChange [dot] org                                                        
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