National Recovery Forum
8 October 2021
The National Recovery Forum was originally scheduled for 20 August 2021.
This event has now been postponed until 8 October 2021.
The National Recovery Forum will take place following the Australian Disaster Resilience Conference program on 6 - 7 October.
Throughout Australia we continue to see the impacts of disasters on different communities, individuals and families and we know the predictions for future disaster impacts. There is a broad call to build recovery capability in both the professional workforce and in our communities in early relief and recovery through to long term resilience.
Disaster recovery is complex societal work and at its best is about people’s strengths, dignity, healing and about how we go about building generative communities. Frameworks that help us to navigate complexity encourage the bringing together of multiple perspectives to make sense of what is going on.
You are invited to join community members and recovery practitioners from around Australia to build and share knowledge and practice about disaster recovery, and connect, reflect, and inspire each other about recovering well from disasters and building resilient futures.
Areas of recovery that will be covered on the day include:
- Lessons implemented in recovery - partnerships with local entities, business recovery, the built environment, relief and clean up provision, natural environment
- Community-led recovery and resilience and community capacity in recovery
- Inclusion and equity, including community engagement
- Leadership in recovery
- Coordination and collaboration (including donations of goods, volunteers and donations of time, service provision)
- Sustaining the recovery workforce
Friday 8 October
|8:30 am||Registration opens – tea and coffee on arrival|
|9:30 am||Opening address|
Panel: What is essential to recovering well from disasters and building resilient futures for people and communities?
Multiple perspectives: What have you seen done well in recovery?
|11:00 am||Morning tea|
Multiple perspectives forum: speed talks
Conversations that matter (held concurrently) What are the conversations we need to have now for us to all recover well from disasters and build resilient futures?
|3:10 pm||Afternoon tea (on the go)|
|3:15 pm||Closing panel and graphic harvest reflection: What have we heard and what are we taking forward?|
|4:00 pm||Thank you and close|
The 2021 Australian Disaster Resilience Conference will take place in Sydney. We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of this land, and pay our respects to Elders both past and present. We recognise their continuing connection to the land and waters.
There are about 29 clan groups of the Sydney metropolitan area referred to collectively as the Eora Nation. The ‘Eora people’ was the name given to the coastal Aboriginal peoples around Sydney. ‘Eora’ means ‘here’ or ‘from this place’. The Gadigal are a clan of the Eora Nation. Learn more.
Please direct any queries about the National Recovery Forum to AIDR Events Coordinator, Greg Taylor: firstname.lastname@example.org