AIDR Summit (National Indigenous Disaster Resilience Summit)

21aug8:45 am6:30 pmAIDR Summit (National Indigenous Disaster Resilience Summit)8:45 am - 6:30 pm(GMT+10:00) Event Type Disaster Resilience,Professional Development


(Monday) 8:45 am - 6:30 pm(GMT+10:00)

Event Details

The National Indigenous Disaster Resilience Summit will bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers, emergency management practitioners, and agency heads, to build awareness, share new thinking, and network, beginning the long-overdue conversation between and about Indigenous peoples disaster resilience.

Climate change, including the natural hazards it produces, constitute significant and unique risks for Indigenous peoples. Yet as it stands, disaster response in Australia has not sufficiently taken Indigenous peoples’ distinct needs, nor strengths, into account. As traditional owners and custodians of Australia’s lands and waters, Indigenous peoples must be leading agents in enhancing the resilience of both their lands Country and communities.

The National Indigenous Disaster Resilience Summit will connect Indigenous stakeholders with leading non-Indigenous partners, organisations, agencies, and researchers. It will explore key issues arising from Indigenous disaster responses and identify viable pathways to strengthen disaster response in Indigenous contexts. The Summit provides a unique opportunity to create and support an Indigenous-led conversation on disaster resilience.

The National Indigenous Disaster Resilience Summit is an opportunity to develop:

  • New relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, peak organisations, researchers and disaster resilience organisations and emergency management agencies
  • An Indigenous disaster resilience community of practice
  • Better understanding of the needs of Indigenous people’s unique needs and strengths in disaster responses
  • Improved understanding of the need for investment in Indigenous community resilience
  • Awareness of past, current, and future possibilities for work and research in this space.


Date: Monday 21 August 2023

Time: 8.45am-5.00pm | Summit program, 5.15pm-6.30pm | networking function

In-person only event

Victoria Park
309 Herston Road
Herston QLD 4006

Cost: $100 inc. GST

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