"For a resilient nation, all members of the community need to understand their role in minimising the impacts of disasters, and hence the relevant knowledge skills and abilities to take appropriate action"
National Strategy for Disaster Resilience
The forum offers an unparalleled opportunity to interact with your fellow services and education sector colleagues. The program incorporates discussion and activities based on local needs. Groups will use their knowledge and expertise to identify priorities and pathways to increase disaster resilience in school-aged young people in their locality.
The Northern Territory DRANZSEN Forum will explore:
- the Northern Territory context: exposure and vulnerability to disaster events in remote communities
- disaster resilience education (DRE) in the Northern Territory: effective resources and approaches for remote and diverse learning environments
- disaster response and recovery stories: how do our experiences inform the planning of relevant and empowering learning activities?
The key theme for this DRANZSEN forum is engaging with remote communities, and discovering opportunities to empower young Australians to reduce risk through DRE.
Who should attend?
- School leadership teams and staff interested in improving school emergency management and preparedness, and increasing DRE
- Emergency service representatives involved in community education who want to learn more about DRE
- Representatives from the Department of Education, Catholic Education, and the independent schools sector
- Subject-specific teacher associations, other agencies and affiliated organisations
Disaster resilience education
Disaster Resilience Education (DRE) enables young people to build knowledge, skills and confidence to problem solve and take action before, during and after a disaster event. DRE supports the development of a culture of safety and preparedness that aims to protect communities and reduce vulnerability to the potentially devastating impact of a disaster.
AIDR Education for Young People Program
The Education for Young People Program supports the implementation of effective and sustainable disaster resilience education initiatives which empower and give a voice to young people throughout Australia.
The Disaster Resilient Australia-New Zealand School Education Network (DRANZSEN) seeks to:
- communicate a shared understanding of DRE connected to international frameworks and relevant to an Australian context
- build the capacity of teachers and other educators to deliver effective and sustainable DRE to young people, informed by contemporary research and aligned with the Australian Curriculum
- provide a forum for schools, emergency management agencies and community organisations in the network to share knowledge, good practice and strategic objectives related to DRE
- facilitate networking and collaboration between stakeholders in the design and delivery of new DRE initiatives.