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Risk and Resilience Program
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Risk and Resilience Program

Resilience is increasingly seen as an important contributor to broader strategic policy.

The scope of the program includes consideration of resilience (in respect to disasters) as a concept and practice in communities, local government settings, regions as well as at state and federal levels. It is intended that the program also includes coverage of all hazards/all agencies issues, infrastructure resilience and opportunities for Australia to contribute to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in the Indo-Pacific.

The program focuses on four key areas:

  • deepening understanding—nationally—of the benefits and challenges of using resilience as a central theme within effective disaster risk reduction practice (Public and Private Sector Agencies)
  • expanding appreciation of the need for including resilience as a base-level design factor for critical Infrastructure systems (Continuity of Essential Services & Vulnerability Reduction)
  • promoting inclusive debate on how to generate and sustain community resilience in modern Australia (Communities & Government)
  • enhancing regional capacity building in Disaster Management (ASEAN & Oceania).