Resilience to Hazards

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This research will seek to generate evidence for promoting, and assessing, the participation of children in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) in both Australia and Indonesia. Although the focus of the research will be children and young people, key adults who care for and work closely with children (parents, teachers and community leaders) and those involved in emergency management and policy decisions (emergency services, local and regional governments) will also be involved.

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This research will seek to generate evidence for promoting, and assessing, the participation of children in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) in both Australia and Indonesia. Although the focus of the research will be children and young people, key adults who care for and work closely with children (parents, teachers and community leaders) and those involved in emergency management and policy decisions (emergency services, local and regional governments) will also be involved. The overall goal of the research is to improve the ability of communities to understand and communicate risk and contribute to improved disaster risk management as part of a resilient community, with a CC-DRR approach one of the centerpieces of that effort.

Location of the bombing site close to important buildings.
8 February, 2016
Avianto Amri recounts his experiences of the January terror attack in Jakarta.
Searching for survivors in Kathmandu. Photo by think4photop, Shutterstock
9 June, 2015
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC PhD student Avianto Amri (Risk Frontiers, Macquarie University) has been deployed to Nepal for one month to support the earthquake relief operations of Plan International.
Annual Conference 2014 - PhD students
19 September, 2014
It is truly inspiring to see emergency managers raising questions and engaged in meaningful discussion with researcher groups.
Risk Reduction and Resilience Education: Recommendations for Scaling Up. Views from Indonesia
18 Aug 2015

Nearly one third of the world's population are children. However, much disaster management programming sees children as passive participants, leaving them out of the planning and decision making process.

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