Collaborating 4 DIDRR

Collaborating 4 DIDRR

DIDRR means making sure the needs and voices of people with disability are included in disaster risk management.

Introducing a four-part webinar series on Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DIDRR)

This webinar series is for people with disability, community, health and disability service providers, government and emergency services personnel who want to develop their capability to work together to ensure the safety and well-being of people with disability before, during and after disaster.

Enhance your professional development and contributions to DIDRR through four full-length webinars. Chapters support easy navigation to information, resources, and good practice examples. Jump forward and back to learn more or re-visit sections of each webinar. All at your own pace.

Join our host, Belinda Drew, Chief Executive Officer, Community Services Industry Alliance, in conversations with leaders from the disability, community, emergency, research, and government sectors.

Together they share:

  • expertise and passion for disability inclusion and disaster risk reduction
  • tools, resources and tips that you can use to get started

Conversations inspire best practice and share lessons for:

  • person-centred emergency preparedness,
  • business continuity planning for the disability and community service sector, and
  • local government leadership, support and coordination in emergency management and disaster recovery planning.

Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness (P-CEP) is an approach to emergency preparedness that puts people with disability and their support needs at the centre of emergency planning. This webinar shares an innovative P-CEP Peer Leadership program and discusses key ingredients of person- centred planning through the lived experience of disability advocates.

Disability and community service organisations have a duty of care to both their staff and the people they support before, during and after a disaster. This webinar brings Business Continuity Planning (BCP) to life through good practice examples of all-hazards preparedness planning. Tools and resources are shared so that community and disability organisations can get started.

Good practice examples show how to increase individual and community resilience where you live, work and play. This webinar combines research evidence and practice insights to elaborate the role and capacity of community and disability service providers enabling preparedness and leading community-based inclusive response and recovery.

How do local government and emergency personnel apply person-centred approaches to ensure whole-of-community disaster risk reduction? This webinar explores the role of collaboration in making sure that people with disability and their support needs are at the centre of local emergency management planning and disaster recovery.

This webinar series is part of the Disability Inclusive and Disaster Resilient Queensland Project led by the University of Sydney in partnership with the Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) and the Community Services Industry Alliance (CSIA).

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This project was proudly funded by the Queensland Government through the Queensland Disaster Resilience Fund and the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy.

For more information contact:

A/Prof. Michelle Villeneuve, Project Lead

Disability Inclusive & Disaster-Relisient

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