AIDR wins EMPA Recovery Award

AIDR has been awarded the Emergency Management Public Affairs (EMPA) Recovery Award for excellence in disaster and emergency communication, in recognition of AIDR's work to support community recovery following the Black Summer bushfires.

The Black Summer bushfires were a crisis that required the entire disaster resilience and emergency management community to contribute to support response and recovery efforts. As a knowledge centre and a builder of national capability for disaster resilience, AIDR identified an ability to contribute by highlighting and sharing information and resources in a variety of different ways to assist practitioners to support communities as they moved into recovery.

AIDR's winning project included:

  • Knowledge-into-Action briefs that could be quickly read, understood and put into practice.
  • The Recovery Matters webinar series that explores key issues in disaster recovery. A broad range of expert speakers were invited to share their experience and insights on disaster recovery, followed by an extended Q&A session for participants.¬†
  • The Possibility Lab¬†community of practice to support people working in community recovery that was established with the Social Recovery Reference Group.
  • Trauma informed guidance materials created with Emerging Minds that support educators in bushfire affected communities.

Find more recovery resources in the Recovery Collection on the AIDR Knowledge Hub.

Explore the finalists and winners of the 2021 EMPA Awards here.