- 22nd April 2021
- Posted by: Miranda Pont
- Category: Blog
In a bid to increase support and togetherness for FCERM professionals across the north of England, the Women in Flood and Coastal Risk Management (WiFCERM) initiative have launched a new Northern branch.
We hear from our JBA colleagues involved in the up-coming virtual launch event, and we find out more about the WiFCERM initiative.
Join us at the Northern WiFCERM launch event on Tuesday 27th April 2021 at 1pm. This virtual event will provide information about the committee’s mission and objectives, and how to get involved in future opportunities to support, network and collaborate with others from the FCERM Community.
You’ll learn more about WiFCERM and find out about the specific objectives of the Northern WiFCERM Group. This launch event will also cover:
- Introduction to the current committee members
- Introduction to the national WiFCERM initiative from Clare Dinnis
- Showcase of local projects
- Where you can find more about the network and how you can get involved
Book your place HERE.
Why the North?
The Northern WiFCERM committee is inclusive to all and originates from an identified gap in support and togetherness for FCERM in the north of England. It is set up to champion the northern powerhouse initiatives, maximise opportunities for economic growth, and link to local projects, schemes and strategies.
Our JBA colleagues Thomasin Sayers and Lucy Archer-Lock are members of the northern WiFCERM committee and have worked with others across multiple organisations to establish the purpose of the branch and to launch the initiative. They said:
We believe that FCERM is a fantastic sector to be a part of, and it’s important to have a platform to support those within the sector or aspiring towards a career in FCERM. We want to create opportunities for collaboration across organisations in the north to showcase the great work we do and to celebrate our achievements.
Want to know more?
WiFCERM are a networking group of professionals set up to support and connect women working across the flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCERM) sector. WiFCERM are focussed on women and those who line-manage them, but this is within a broader context of striving for gender equality for everyone, so membership is open to all. The WiFCERM initiative encompasses research, mentoring, awards, communication and networking events at both a regional and national level.
You can book your place at the Northern launch event HERE.