Putting communities at the centre of preparedness and resilience building

Event: 30 September 2021

UPDATE: The webinar recording is available to watch below

Webinar on 7 October to explore what it looks like in practice

Since 2017, FRRR has worked closely with three NSW communities, with Resilience NSW, and with University of Sydney on an applied research project designed to understand what it takes for communities to be better prepared for disasters.

The Get Ready Disaster Resilient: Future Ready (DR:FR) pilot project involved wide community consultation, identification of community-led ideas to address the specific disaster context of each community, funding to implement the ideas and a formal independent research and evaluation initiative to assess its effectiveness.

The summary research report will be released later this month. Among the many findings is that for disaster resilience efforts to be impactful and meaningful, affected communities need to be actively engaged and involved in the process.

We’re hosting a webinar on Thursday 7 October, at 11am AEDT, to explore insights from the research in more detail. Note, the Summary Report will be shared with participants in the lead up to the webinar.

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FRRR acknowledges the support of the Joint State and Commonwealth Natural Disaster Resilience Program for the action research component of the pilot project.

FRRR also appreciates the support of our donor partners in the rollout of the broader DR:FR initiative across Australia, including Sidney Myer Fund, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Maple-Brown Family Foundation, Simon Kucher and Partners, Ronald Geoffrey Arnott Foundation and the Doc Ross Foundation.