Tactical Research Fund Projects
This Tactical Research Fund project will help emergency management agencies better prepare communities for emergencies. The project will test a community engagement framework for emergency preparation that will guide and support community engagement activities that will be conducted by agencies.
The project will develop:
1. An index of the core community competencies for preparedness.
2. A new framework of community engagement for emergency preparation.
3. A method of facilitating implementation and evaluation in a range of community contexts.
4. A prioritised list of household preparedness activities that can be central to community engagement messages.
5. Guidelines for developing networks to facilitate and sustain relationship-based community engagement.
Workshops will be held with project end-users to facilitate implementation of the framework, and ensure knowledge and skills transfer.
The long-term benefits of this project will be a continuous improvement model of community engagement for preparedness, where evaluation is used to improve the approach of each agency for the following year’s preparation.
|Flood risk communication||Dr Mel Taylor||Macquarie University|
|Improving the role of hazard communications in increasing residents’ preparedness and response planning||Dr Ilona McNeill||University of Melbourne|
|Effective risk and warning communication during natural hazards||Prof Vivienne Tippett||Queensland University of Technology|
|Factors affecting long term community recovery||Associate Professor Sarb Johal||Massey University|
|The Australian Natural Disaster Resilience Index: A system for assessing the resilience of Australian communities to natural hazards||Dr Melissa Parsons||University of New England|
|Enhancing remote north Australian community resilience||Adj Prof Jeremy Russell-Smith||Charles Darwin University|