Hawaii Wildfires: What Will Recovery Look Like? - A Webinar Hosted by CDP

Thursday, August 17, 2023 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm EDT
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This program is hosted by our partner, Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), who has extended an invitation to PNY members.

Deadly wildfires swept across several islands in Hawaii (Hawaiian: Hawai‘i), bringing widespread devastation, especially in the town of Lahaina on Maui. The fires were fueled by Hurricane Dora, which passed offshore but brought strong winds to Maui and Big Island.

Lahaina was home to 12,000 people and dozens of historic buildings dating back to the 1700s. The town is particularly important for Native Hawaiians as a cultural and political center, and it is also a significant tourist destination, hosting much of the economic engine of western Maui. Lahaina’s historic Front Street, home to bars, stores, restaurants and the largest banyan tree in the U.S., was decimated by fire.

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is hosting a webinar to address the urgent and long-term needs of communities affected by the wildfires. Panelists will focus on the unique nature of island recovery, including Hawaii’s ecology; the impact of losing such a critical cultural, political and economic engine; and lessons learned from wildfire recovery in other communities.

What will you learn?

At the end of the webinar, donors and grantmakers will:

  • Understand the distinctive immediate and long-term needs in an island setting
  • Learn about how pre-existing inequities will affect outcomes for recovery
  • Increase their knowledge of Hawaii’s unique characteristics and how funders can help maintain them during recovery


Who should attend?

While primarily aimed at funders, it may also be of interest to emergency managers, academics, disaster responders and NGO staff interested in or working on disasters and other crises.

How do you sign up?

Registration is required by August 16th.

Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.

Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.
Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org with any questions.

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