The Australian Disaster Resilience Conference    August 2020      –     Keynote, Proceedings, Handbook, Royal Commission Report,

Key issues addressed were:·

  • new partnerships, frameworks and approaches for disaster risk reduction and resilience in both high-level policy and strategy environments and the community-facing arena·

  • inclusive approaches to risk reduction and preparedness that respect, draw on and support

  • communities·lived experience informing community action, spontaneous volunteering and effective recovery·

  • leadership, decision-making and data availability·

  • reducing risk via targeted collaborations at the interface of insurance, business and community needs.

“The third Australian Disaster Resilience Conference was presented as Knowledge Week. Knowledge Week ran from 24 – 27 August 2020, and virtually convened more delegates from the disaster resilience community than ever before. Together we connected, reflected, and sought to navigate the complexity of large scale disasters and a global pandemic that 2020 has presented us with.

We were thrilled to be joined by Alice Hill, former Special Assistant to US President Barack Obama for resilience policy, for a
keynote and conversation on Disasters, climate change and a pandemic: what 2020 has shown us about building a resilient tomorrow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtlZQbACKvc&t=1713s&ab_channel=AIDR

Proceedings

https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/adrc-2020-knowledge-week-proceedings/

The conference included the launch of the Community Engagement for Disaster Resilience Handbook

https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/handbook-community-engagement/    44 p.

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements released its report on 30 October 2020.

https://naturaldisaster.royalcommission.gov.au/publications/royal-commission-national-natural-disaster-arrangements-report