Dr Bevlyne Sithole

Dr Bevlyne Sithole

Dr Bevlyne Sithole

Project leadership

Through extensive consultations undertaken with regional emergency management agencies and Indigenous community partners across northern Australia, this project has established that an ongoing priority is to support the building of more effective emergency management agency-community partnership arrangements in remote communities, based on empowerment of and better engagement with community governance structures. This project explored community governance issues and aspirations among Yolngu and Bininj (Aboriginal people from east Arnhem Land and central and west Arnhem Land respectively) in two major communities: Galiwin’ku and Ramingining. In recognising persistent and systemic marginalisation issues, such as poor communication and engagement, project leaders sought to provide a stronger foundation for partnerships at a community level and a clear direction to emergency management and other agencies to adopt for more effective and mutually beneficial partnership arrangements in service delivery.

Research team

Type Project Research team
CRC Core Project Northern Australian bushfire and natural hazard training bsithole
27 Aug 2019
In order to change a culture you must first understand it. Lessons for for community engagement...
Training as Research and Research as Training in remote north Australia
19 Sep 2018
The ‘BNH Training for Remote Communities’ was initially perceived as training for ranger group...
Scoping remote North Australian community resilience
18 Aug 2015
"Why yous mob only want to talk about big disasters, us mob are vulnerable to small ones too" -...
Scoping community resilience
25 Aug 2014
Scoping community resilience through participatory action research (PAR) in Northern territory...

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