Disaster Planning and Recovery National Virtual Roundtable

“A lack of forethought and planning means that unless we fight, unless we know people, we’re left without support. This is when trauma happens. It is a human right to be safe...to have a shower...to not be separated from your family.” - Research participant

As a country, we have become all too familiar with disasters. In 2020 alone, we’ve been impacted by catastrophic bushfires, heatwaves, floods, drought, and then the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic - its impacts and fallout are yet to be fully understood. Our ability as community and country, to recover and build resilience is dependent on how we respond collectively. 

That’s why at TCP we are holding a virtual roundtable in each state for organisations to come together from across sectors to discuss and co-design how we can best respond to the impacts of such disasters and how we can build more resilient and thriving communities into the future.

  1. QLD/NT - Thursday 5 November, 1pm - 3pm AEST (complete)
  2. VIC/TAS - Wednesday 25 November, 10am - 12noon AEDT - Register now
  3. NSW/ACT - Tuesday 1 December, 10am -12noon AEDT - Register now 
  4. SA/WA - Thursday 3 December, 1:30pm – 3:30pm AEDT (1.00pm - 3.00pm ACDT) - Register now (New date)

Who should attend:

Pre-COVID-19 TCP would have called this our yearly in-person Roundtable Event however COVID-19 restrictions will mean we are running a National Virtual Roundtable across November and December 2020. We invite people to attend the event relevant for their state. 

To help us manage capacity, we ask that organisations send no more than two representatives per organisation, per state event.

What to expect:

We will use the findings of the Disaster Planning and Recovery Project Research, along with the collective knowledge and experience of participants to explore how we can make a difference for humans and communities who are impacted by disasters. 

Immersing ourselves with the stories and voices of lived experiencing is a critical part of understating the issues and motivating real and stainable change. You will receive a series of videos in the lead up to the event and you’ll hear from individuals and small businesses impacted by the North Queensland Monsoon of 2019. You’ll also have access to online workspaces where you can deep dive into the topic with stories, experiences and statistics.

On the day we will be collectively deepening our understanding of the experiences and through a series of activities and we will work together on finding some concrete ideas to drive change within your organisations and across the ecosystem.

National Supporters

Many thanks to our Founding Partners for supporting Thriving Communities Partnership and this event.

TCP would like to acknowledge the funding contributions to the National Virtual Roundtable event by the Essential Services Commission Victoria.

State-based Supporters

TCP would like to acknowledge the funding contributions to the QLD/NT roundtable event by the Australia and Queensland Governments as part of the Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangement 2018.

Although funding for this product has been provided by the Australian and Queensland Governments, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views of either Government.


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