february, 2022

24feb12:30 pm1:30 pmVirtual EventCommunity-led Disaster PlanningOnline Lunchtime Learning Session12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Time

(Thursday) 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Event Details

Neighbourhood Centres are invited to an online lunchtime learning session focused on ‘Community-led Disaster Planning’ on Thursday 24 February, 12.30 – 1.30pm.

Hear an inspirational story and practical actions taken to generate community-led disaster planning among a diverse range community groups, services and government across the Glasshouse Country area on the Sunshine Coast.

See how a community development approach led to the formation of the Glasshouse Country Disaster Management Network. Community members have identified local risks and resources, strengthened community groups relationships, become knowledgeable on disaster management arrangements, developed a relationship with the Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG), formed simple processes, developed a Disaster Management Community Handbook and Directory along with a range of communications collateral, increased their knowledge and skills, and are proactively hosting community preparedness sessions and connecting with high risk landholders.

Volunteer members of the Network said “this is the most important thing we should all be doing” and “with disasters being more and more in our lives, this is so important for us all to be coming together” and “we all have a role to play”.

This session will be presented by Natasha Odgers, Community Development Worker in Glasshouse Country (Caloundra Community Centre). Time will be allocated for questions and a discussion on how this process could be adopted by other communities and Neighbourhood Centres in Queensland.

The Zoom link to access this session is here.

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