Disability Inclusive Disaster Preparedness in NSW: Enabling Local Community Resilience Through Collaboration

Asia-Pacific, Disaster, News, November 29 2017

AUSTRALIA: Local Disability Inclusive Disaster and Emergency Management Guidelines, have been developed as part of the preparedness for communities and individuals to utilise. These guidelines are for local emergency managers and disability support providers to understand Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DIDRR) principles and suggest practical activities to engage the community in building resilience.

The guidelines focus on emergency preparedness. They were developed as part of the Disability Inclusive Disaster Preparedness in New South Wales (NSW): Enabling Local Community Resilience Through Collaboration 2015-2017 project.

The guidelines are an outcome of bringing together emergency managers and disability support providers in three NSW Communities to develop a shared focus on community strengths, challenges, and resources for DIDRR and build a local knowledge base in DIDRR.

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