Sunday, April 3, 2011

Civil Protection 2.0 - More from Elena Rapisardi in Tuscany

Some of you will remember an earlier blog post about the webconference that Elena Rapisardi and I convened, in January, 2010, between Virginia, New Orleans, Boston, Italy (University of Ferrara campus) and in Dublin, with the generous assistance of Management Concepts staff.  Elena continues her groundbreaking efforts to harness social media for emergency preparedness and emergency response purposes in Italy.  The technical aspect of those efforts is the simplest one; as we all know, introducing a constructive vision for the future that can change mindsets and motivate different behavior is much harder and requires leadership.  Elena is doing both.  A quick video that gives us a peek at the latest project is available at http://www.vimeo.com/21875547.  Take a look.