Melisa Borgos-Colon

  • rsvped +1 for Webinar: Post-Disaster Recovery 2021-01-28 06:10:11 -0500

    Webinar: Post-Disaster Recovery in Puerto Rico and Local Participation


    Wednesday, February 3rd at 3:00 PM EST/4:00 AST

     


    Puerto Rico has suffered the compounded effects of multiple disasters since the devastating impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017. At the end of 2019, the island was impacted with recurrent seismic activity in the southwest region, including a magnitude 6.4 earthquake on January 7, 2020. In early 2020, the current COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting health crises induced yet another economic contraction. All these disasters are underscored by a crushing debt crisis and a federally mandated austerity regime since 2016. Multiple natural disasters have exacerbated vulnerability and poverty; and public energy, telecommunications, water, health, and transportation systems have deteriorated and become even more vulnerable, causing systematic failures in social safety nets.

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    Post-disaster federal funding for economic recovery offers Puerto Rico a unique window of opportunity to restore its economy and infrastructure in a more resilient fashion while strengthening the nonprofit sector capacity for community planning, housing development and neighborhood revitalization. However, such an opportunity is contingent on implementing a comprehensive strategy for reforming public policy to encourage and support nonprofit developers participation in reconstruction programs, building industry capacity by strengthening intermediaries and CDCs, encouraging intra-industry partnerships and collaborations, and providing professional development for economic recovery.

    Join us Wednesday, February 3rd at 3:00 PM EST/4:00 AST for a webinar to discuss the collection of studies included in Fall 2020 special volume of the Centro Journal showing evidence of how post disaster recovery is progressing in Puerto Rico, and the challenges and opportunities for local participation in reconstruction programs.



    Event Cosponsors:

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    This webinar is cosponsored by
    The National Puerto Rican Agenda, National Puerto Rican Student Coalition, IdeaComún,
    Puerto Rican Student Association at NYU, Despierta Boricua at Yale, and Urbana Planifica

     


    Presenters:

    Entrepreneurial Dynamics in Puerto Rico Before and After Hurricane María
    Marinés Aponte, Professor, Business Administration Department at Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras

    Centros de Apoyo Mutuo: reconfigurando la asistencia en tiempos de desastre
    Roberto Vélez-Vélez, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, SUNY at New Paltz

    Impact of Hurricane María to the Civic Sector: A Profile of Non-Profits in Puerto Rico
    Ivis García Zambrana, Assistant Professor, City & Metropolitan Planning, University of Utah

    Puerto Rico Community Development Industry’s Capacity for Disaster Recovery
    Edwin Meléndez, Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies and Professor of Urban Policy and Planning, Hunter College

    What is Possible? Policy Options for Long-term Disaster Recovery in Puerto Rico
    Ariam L. Torres Cordero, Centro Researcher and doctoral student in Urban Planning (DSUP) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

    Presenter bios can be found at this link: https://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/education/instructores

     

    Tools

    Journal Abstract: CENTRO_Abstract_Fall2020.pdf
    Journal Intro: CENTRO_Intro_Fall2020.pdf

    A Profile of Non-Profits and Recovery PPP (PDF) by Ivis Garcia Zambrana


     

    CENTRO: Journal Special Issue: Post-Disaster Recovery in Puerto Rico and Local Participation is available here http://www.centropr-store.com/centro-journal-vol-xxxii-no-3-fall-2020/

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  • rsvped for COVID-19 webinar 2 2020-04-02 16:25:28 -0400

    COVID-19 respuestas e intervenciones de salubridad y rembolsos federales disponibles

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    Descripción: Presentación y discusión de las respuestas e intervenciones en el campo de la salud al COVID-19 en Puerto Rico.  Con el beneficio de recursos involucrados directamente en la respuesta del gobierno.  Información sobre cómo vincular la respuesta de organizaciones salubristas, académicas y de investigación a los esfuerzos del Gobierno de Puerto Rico.  Actualización de los mecanismos de reembolso disponibles a través de FEMA y los tipos de actividades elegibles ante la Declaración de Emergencia de los EEUU y la Declaración de Desastre Mayor de Puerto Rico.


     

    Dr. Orville M. Disdier Flores, Director Ejecutivo del Instituto de Estadísticas de Puerto Rico

    Jennifer Hinojosa, Data Center,Center for Puerto Rican Studies

    Dr. José F. Rodríguez-Orengo, Executive Director of FDI Clinical Research, Escuela Medicina UPR

    Enlace para versión completa: Aqui watch?v=Jl4nembfxrs&

    Dr. Rafael Torrech, Grants and Disaster Management consultant

    Moderador: Gilberto Guevara, Responsive Innovation Lab, Puerto Rico Science, Technology & Research Trust

    Dr. Carlos Vargas-Ramos, Director of Development and External Relations, Center for Puerto Rican Studies


    Caja de herramientas (documentos):


    COVID19 Rapid Grant

    The Puerto Rico Science Technology and Research Trust (the Trust) has issued the COVID19 RAPID grant. The grant aims to support projects that will improve our understanding and available control measures for COVID-19.

    The Trust’s RAPID funding mechanism is used for proposals having a severe urgency with regard to the availability of, or access to data, facilities or specialized equipment, including quick-response research on natural or anthropogenic disasters and similar unanticipated events.

    Guidelines and application can be found here: https://prsciencetrust.org/research-grants-program/#covidgrant


    Para obtener más información, envíenos un correo electrónico a:  [email protected] síganos en Facebook https://www.facebook.com/IDEAComun
     
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