Help build the AIDR Handbook Collection

AIDR is seeking working group nominations for two new AIDR Handbooks: Disaster Risk, and Disaster Resilience Education for Young People.

The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience is scoping the development of two new handbooks to join the Australian Disaster Resilience Handbook Collection:

  • Disaster Risk
  • Disaster Resilience Education for Young People.

The Disaster Risk Handbook will provide guidance on national principles for disaster risk in Australia. It will draw on and complement current activity in disaster risk and build on the capability and knowledge of organisations and individuals across the disaster risk reduction and resilience sector. The new handbook will incorporate a major review of the National Emergency Risk Assessment Guidelines. It will reflect the new policy landscape established by the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework as well as insights and approaches outlined in the Guidance for Strategic Decisions on Climate and Disaster Risk.

The Disaster Resilience Education for Young People Handbook will explore principles and good practice for disaster resilience education. It will draw on the AIDR visionary document for disaster resilience education in addition to national and international frameworks for disaster risk reduction and resilience. The handbook will explore pathways to youth participation in disaster resilience through learning partnerships and community engagement. It will also address the special role of schools in the context of emergencies and disasters.

The new handbooks will be developed with input from a broad cross section of stakeholders and subject matter experts from the disaster risk reduction and resilience sectors in Australia. AIDR is currently seeking expressions of interest and nominations from relevant subject matter experts to join the handbook working groups.

Please submit your expression of interest or nominations to: by COB Wednesday 22 July.