The sudden and rapid evacuation of personnel from two AISA schools in Khartoum have been a stark reminder that we all need to be prepared for critical incidents.
As well as updating our emergency/critical incident plans, recent experiences have shown the need for close connections with embassies, communication networks, sources of support in-country and outside and a mindset of resolve and determination. The symposium will explore:
The Experience: A School Evacuation Shared
Khartoum American School Head Bridget Davies and Schutz American School Head Michael Schooler will relate their ongoing journey of collaboration in response to the school evacuation in Sudan, They will offer advice for others who find themselves in similar emergency situations.
The Preparations and Practice: A guide to Regional Security Officer (RSO) resources for schools with USG students
John D. Slosser, Regional Security Officer, US Embassy in Kenya, outlines the help and support US Embassies offer during emergencies with practical advice on how to be prepared and response-ready.
The Resolve: Choosing your Mindset
Dr Doug Walker deems “Resilience” as a worn and now meaningless term. In his session, he unveils a new paradigm and language, discussing essential elements to navigate crises and unveiling a fresh perspective on human fortitude in our personal and professional lives.