The National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP) is committed to abiding by, and realizing, a set of collaboratively developed guiding principles to address diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism (DEIA). We acknowledge these statements are part of transformational change necessary within the fields of academia and disaster management in which we recognize a key role of NCDP.
We seek to raise understanding and awareness, through our research, policy, and practice, about the inequities that are further exposed and widened by disasters.
We recognize the historical barriers and inherent challenges communities face, imposed through systemic oppression and racism, which must guide our approach in all that we do.
We seek to elevate community perspectives and voices into broader dialogues with disaster preparedness, response, and recovery stakeholders.
We aim to provide evidence-based strategies and approaches to reduce inequities before, during, and after disasters strike.
We value and embrace diversity and mutual respect both internally, and externally among the people and organizations with whom we work.
We acknowledge that Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism (DEIA) are a shared responsibility. All personnel, students, and other internal and external partners have a role in advancing DEIA goals and values.