Research Staff - Climate Futures

Research Staff - Climate Futures

'Building Resilient Communities’ Engagement and Shared Responsibility' Workshop.

How resilient is our community when under pressure or in crisis? What does the new focus on community resilience mean for us all? What is the agenda for implementing meaningful community resilience? Are you interested in exploring new partnerships to strengthen these activities?

The Institutions, Policy and Planning (IPP) at Climate Futures at Macquarie in partnership with the Risk Response and Resilience group at the Societal Security Initiative invite you to participate in our 'Building Resilient Communities’ Engagement and Shared Responsibility' Workshop.This outreach and engagement forum will showcase some of the current research at Climate Futures, but it will also give those in attendance the opportunity to:

  • showcase some of your own work, see what others are doing,
  • build closer relationships with existing or potential partner agencies at local and regional levels,
  • meet like-minded people to enhance your networks,
  • highlight your existing, emerging or future needs in developing research and evidence.

The workshops are built around a common theme but discussion is not restricted to that theme. We aim to create an open forum to enhance partnership-driven research, multi-agency cooperation and the development of evidence-based institutional policy and planning.

This event aims to help seed future research partnerships and bring together stakeholders and researchers to share expertise and drive real change.

WHEN: Wednesday 8th August 2012, 2.00pm-5.00pm
229 Lane Cove Rd, Level 3, Meeting Room 373, North Ryde
Free parking will be provided to registered workshop participants in the 299 Building carpark.
The venue is a short 5min walk from Macquarie Park Station.


This is an interactive forum and we hope the first of many. Space is limited in this session as it is the first of the new for a in this format, but the aim is to offer a valuable opportunity to share expertise. We welcome community members and community-based organisations and the broadest range of stakeholders in disaster preparedness, emergency management and community development, including:

  • Local government,
  • State emergency services and recovery organisations,
  • Volunteer or charitable agencies,
  • University academics and students,
  • Private sector and local businesses.

Those with policy making and/or operational roles will greatly benefit from attendance.

2.00-2.30   Arrival and Registration
2.30-2.35   Welcome - Dr Peter Rogers
3.35-2.45   Key Concepts - Dr Frank Thomalla
2.45-2.55   Example Project Case Study - Dr Fiona Miller
3.00-3.10   Council Presentation
3.10-3.20   Council Presentation
3.20-3.30   Council Presentation
3.30-4.00   Tea Break
4.00-4.30   Open Group Discussion
4.30-5.00   Agenda Setting & Future Action Plan
5.00-6.00   Drinks & Discussion


For further information contact
Leigh Staas, Executive Officer of Climate Futures
Phone: 02 98506297

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