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NDPTC Third Thursday Event for June 2016


Posted on June 16, 2016



Social Capital, Indigenous Community Capacity and Disaster Management

How can we build the strengths of a community to ensure they prepare for and recover from natural disasters?" "What is the role of social capital in building healthy communities?" These questions and many more were publicly discussed as exciting new research was presented by our Spring 2016 Practicum students. On June 16th, Sonomi Imagawa, Kailey Porter, Silvia Sulis and Brent Wozniak shared their interesting research findings on social capital for the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC), and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) with an intent community audience. Valuable discussion and feedback from this event will help create direction for a new NDPTC course on social capital and community capacity, specifically in regards to small island communities. Our thanks to all involved who helped make this such a wonderful public event.