The Leave Nobody Behind webinar series explores collaborative disability inclusive disaster risk reduction (DIDRR) practices.
Join AIDR, and the Collaborating4Inclusion project team as we invite expert speakers to explore how government, emergency services, people with disability and the services that support them are working together to put person-centered and capability-focused approaches to DIDRR into action.
Webinar one: Actions government and emergency services can take on DIDRR
For too long, disability has been kept in the ‘too-hard basket’. Emergency personnel have not had the right tools to support meaningful inclusion, participation and tailored planning for disasters; community, health and disability service providers have not been integrated into emergency planning; and people with disability have been overlooked in emergency management policies and practice decisions. Confusion persists about who takes responsibility for people with disability in emergencies.
This webinar will focus on the role and contributions of Australian government and emergency services to developing DIDRR at the local community level. Through case studies, we will explore approaches that government and emergency personnel are using to put people with disability and their support needs at the centre of inclusive emergency management policy, planning and practice.
Michelle Villeneuve, Associate Professor & Deputy Director, Centre for Disability Research and Policy, The University of Sydney
Angela Cook, Senior Engagement Advisor, People at Higher Risk, Victorian Country Fire Authority
Panel of Research Projects from PhD Candidates from The University of Sydney Impact Centre for Disability Research and Policy:
- Michael Morris
- Brigit Maguire
- Louise Mitchell
Wendy Graham, Program Lead, Regional Recovery Exercising Program, National Emergency Management Agency
Margaret Moreton, Executive Director, Australian Institute of Disaster Resilience
The Collaborating4Inclusion research team works in partnership with government and emergency services, people with disability, and the services that support them to co-produce collaborative action so that nobody is left behind when disasters strike.
The Leave Nobody Behind project has been working across New South Wales and Nationally to develop research, policy, and practice that builds cross-sector community capacity to ensure that nobody is left behind when disasters strike. The final tranche in the project will be the development of a national framework for cross-sector collaborative action on DIDRR, supported and enabled by co-produced tools that everyone can use.