Your Virtual Place – Australasian Women in Emergencies Network Collaboration

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You’re invited to join us for lunch at your virtual place – IAP2A’s engagement hub for practitioners.

For our next round of catch-ups we have proudly collaborated with Australasian Women in Emergencies Network. Each session will focus on a particular topic related to disruption and emergency response and recovery.

This is your space to connect, learn and share with engagement practitioners in the IAP2A network in a relaxed and social environment.

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5 Things I’ve learned about Community Engagement in disaster recovery

Presenter: Michelle Dunscombe, Community Development Practitioner, Jeder Institute

Sharing lessons learned working in community recovery post Black Saturday to support respectful and meaningful engagement.

Date: Tuesday, 2 June 2020
Time: 12pm AEST
Region: Victoria/Tasmania


How to engage when traditional practices are no longer an option: innovations and frustrations

Presenter: Tracy Grime – Community Engagement and Programs Coordinator, SA Country Fire Service

Exploring the impact that COVID -19 restrictions have on current SA Country Fire Service community engagement activities, opportunities to explore innovative ideas and examples of successful engagement during restrictions.

Date: Tuesday, 2 June 2020
Time: 12:30pm ACST
Region: South Australia/Northern Territory


When is a pandemic not a pandemic?

Presenter: Sioux Campbell – Disaster Management Resilience Officer for Cairns Regional Council

Evolving themes and challenges for community engagement in a world of unclear information, isolation, anxiety and economic emergency.

Date: Tuesday, 9 June 2020
Time: 1pm AEST
Region: Queensland


Past events

Leading yourself and others through times of Disruption

Presenter: Jolie Wills – Co-founder & Director of Hummingly

Sharing recovery leadership lessons and a tool for deeper engagement with individuals, households and communities for navigating life after large-scale disruption.

Date: Tuesday, 26 May 2020
Time: 1pm NZST
Region: New Zealand


Inclusive Community Engagement

Presenter: Associate Professor Michelle Villeneuve, The University of Sydney

Facilitating cross-sector learning about disability inclusive disaster risk reduction (DIDRR) to develop a DIDRR Framework, Toolkit and Resource Library.

Date: Tuesday, 26 May 2020
Time: 1pm AEST
Region: New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory