As always, the final MUDRI Forum for the year gives us the opportunity to consider the three themes of Risk | Reform | Resilience, particularly in the context of significant developments in all three areas in recent times.
Our Forum offers the broadest range of members of the emergency management and community resilience sectors the opportunity to engage with some of the country’s leading thinkers, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners of our ‘Three Rs’.
Dr Paul Barnes, Head of Risk and Resilience at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute and ‘one of the most authoritative and widely quoted contributors to public discussion of strategic policy issues in Australia’, opens the proceedings by addressing a review of progress towards the adoption of a road map to disaster resilience in Australia. Complementing his thoughts, Dr Deanne Bird from Civil Protection and Local Communities at the University of Iceland questions how and why we need to measure community resilience to flood, bushfire and cyclone disasters.
Mr Lew Short and Mr Paul Davis (EMV), and, Ms Frances Taylor and Ms Suzanne Cross (MUDRI) respectively, address cascading events, and a number of issues around community education and awareness raising issues – in the context of changing people’s behaviour towards risks.
A highlight of the program will be the 11th Annual Professor ‘Skip’ Burkle Keynote Lecture, this year presented by Dr John Bates, Director of the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience.
Finally, a first for the MUDRI Forums, we present a scenario based table-top exercise, developed by MUDRI and AIDR staff to answer, in a very practical way ‘All you ever wanted to know about how the emergency management sector in Victoria manages State-level disasters’. Forum participants have the opportunity to observe, and interact and later engage with lead players in the management of a ‘real-time’ disaster scenario.
Who Should Attend?
This interactive Forum will be a valuable forum for community members and community-based organisations and the broadest range of members of our emergency preparedness and management community, including State and local government, emergency services, recovery organisations, community leaders, university academics and students. Those with policy making and/or operational roles will greatly benefit from attendance.
Participants receive seminar notes, morning and afternoon tea and a light lunch to maximise networking opportunities.
Once again, the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience will sponsor 10 Scholarships for people from Community Houses, unpaid EM Volunteers and those working on limited funds to build connections and the resilience of their communities.
Please email Dr Caroline Spencer firstname.lastname@example.org stating in no more than 50 words why you think you would benefit from a Scholarship.
Thursday, 3 November, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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