A new program has commenced aimed at strengthening the capability of an ‘at risk’ community to respond to future shocks and stresses such as fire, floods and climate change.
Minderoo Foundation is working with the Australian Institute of Disaster Resilience (AIDR) and consulting firm, EllisKent, to promote community-led resilience to natural hazards.
The AIDR-EllisKent collaboration will build on the key pillars of resilient communities as outlined in the Fire & Flood Resilience Blueprint: healthy social fabric, diverse and vibrant economies, and robust built environments. Equipping communities to self-lead, collectively, the initiative will focus on growing resources, knowledge and investment, at the local level.
The approach will combine AIDR’s knowledge and educational resources with EllisKent’s six-step Future Communities model. Alongside these resources, a designated specialist will support one selected community group for 15 months to help facilitate a community-led resilience program that will equip them with the knowledge to better understand risk and plan for emergencies.