AIDR Recovery Matters webinar series

Community-led recovery


2.00pm-3.00pm AEST, 08 April 2020



The new Recovery Matters webinars will get to the heart of key issues that are important in disaster recovery. Join the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience as we invite expert speakers to share what they know and help us move forward with bushfire recovery.

Community-led recovery

Community-led recovery is one of the National Principles for Disaster Recovery and an important part of moving forward effectively. So what is it all about and how can you put it in action with bushfire affected communities?


Webinar host:

Amanda Leck, AIDR Executive Director


Guest Speakers:

Louise Mitchell, Social Recovery Reference Group

Louise will provide an overview of community-led recovery, how it has been applied after disasters, and how we might think about this in the context of COVID-19.

Margaret Darveniza, Townsville City Council

Margaret will speak to her experience facilitating communications, intelligence and advocacy on behalf of the community to enable them to lead their recovery, and what’s happening with recovery in Townsville a year on from unprecedented floods. 


Who should attend?

Anyone with a role or interest (paid or voluntary) in supporting disaster recovery is welcome to attend.

Recovery Matters webinars will assist people who are newer to recovery to learn from experts as they get up-to-speed with good practice, and more experienced recovery workers to build, refresh and reflect on their practice as applied in current circumstances.


Are you interested in sharing your expertise?

Please email to register your interest in speaking at a future Recovery Matters webinar.











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