AIDR Stakeholder Engagement: 2018 at a glance

A summary of stakeholder engagement undertaken by AIDR in 2018.

AIDR is strengthened by the collaborative work it undertakes with stakeholders and we endeavour to hold community connectedness and resilience at the core of our engagement efforts.

2018 has been a busy year with AIDR participating in many events and working with an ever-expanding stakeholder base.

Here’s a summary of what we have done over the past year:

  • sponsoring and presenting at the Queensland Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors – Community Recovery Forum 2018 – Showcasing Communities Thriving not just Surviving
  • presenting at Victorian Crowded Places Network Forum
  • presenting at RMIT Challenges and opportunities for digital technology in engaging communities in emergencies
  • supporting DRANZSEN and Education for Young People program including presentations at schools, workshops, Geography Teachers Association of Victoria, Education Safety Network (ESN)
  • exploring opportunities to work with Community Leadership Program to support capability building in regional areas
  • supporting meetings of the Jurisdictional Emergency Management Educators Network (JEMEN)
  • participating in the National Resilience Taskforce (NRTF) policy sprint to develop the national DRR Framework
  • engaging with Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) and attendance at Risk and Resilience program events
  • supporting the AFAC Climate Change Group
  • engaging with 100 Resilient Cities programs including Resilient Melbourne and Resilient Sydney
  • working with Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) Emergency Management Policy Group
  • engaging with Pacific Islands Emergency Management Alliance (PIEMA)
  • welcoming visiting international guests including emergency management leaders from Samoa, Fiji and Vanuatu; Government of Bangladesh Multipurpose Disaster Shelter Project, Local Government Engineering Department, Tongan Delegation
  • engaging with NIODA (National Institute of Organisation Dynamics Australia)
  • engaging with the Planning Institute of Australia
  • presenting at Australia Flood Conference regarding implementation and adoption of Managing the Floodplain Handbook
  • meeting with Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre Project “Cost Effective Mitigation Strategy Development of Flood prone Buildings”: Scalable flood vulnerability and flood mitigation models for use by Floodplain Managers in conjunction with the Managing the Floodplain Handbook
  • engaging with the National Flood Risk Advisory Group (NFRAG) and Australian Tsunami Advisory Group (ATAG)
  • presenting on Spontaneous Volunteer Handbook at National Volunteering Conference
  • presenting at Corporate 2 Community business sector senior leaders’ forum
  • presenting via podcast for Edith Cowan University’s postgraduate programs in Disaster and Emergency Response
  • presenting on the Safe and Healthy Crowded Places Handbook at LGPro Events Special Interest Group
  • presenting at VCOSS-MAV Forum
  • presenting at Safer Cities Summit
  • presenting at Safeguarding Australia Summit
  • presenting at Council of Capital City Lord Mayors Committee Meeting
  • supporting the Safety Institute of Australia – Occupational Health & Safety Body of Knowledge
  • supporting the Diversity in Disaster conference through presentation, sponsorship and Advisory Group membership
  • presenting at Business Continuity Institute – Business Continuity Awareness Week Forum
  • engaging with Standards Australia MB025 Crowd Management Handbook working group
  • presenting via radio interview – SA Council of Social Services
  • presenting at Volunteering Queensland forum - building local capability to support spontaneous volunteers in disasters
  • presenting at South Australia State Recovery Office NGO Stakeholder Forum
  • presenting and sponsoring the Australian Community Engagement Conference
  • presenting on Disaster Resilience Education for Young People to AFAC Community Engagement Technical Group.