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. “
The conference included the launch of the Community Engagement for Disaster Resilience Handbook
The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements released its report on 30 October 2020.