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Supporting resilience in communities




A collaborative program aims to strengthen the capability of an ‘at risk’ community to respond to future shocks and stresses such as fire, floods and climate change. 

The Australian Institute of Disaster Resilience (AIDR) and the team at ResilientCo have partnered to deliver a program under the Minderoo Foundation’s Resilient Communities mission, that promotes community-led resilience to natural hazards. 

The robust approach combines AIDR’s knowledge and educational resources with ResilientCo’s six-step Future Communities model.  

Alongside these resources, a designated specialist has been supporting Millgrove in Victoria’s Yarra Ranges to help facilitate a community-led resilience program that will equip them with knowledge and access to resources to better understand risk and plan for emergencies. 

As part of the Minderoo program, ResilientCo co-founders Toby Kent and Brett Ellis contributed to the development of the Resilient Communities Framework, created by the Resilient Cities Catalyst, which provides guidance for community members and practitioners about the principles and environments that underpin building effective community engagement to build disaster resilience.

Read about the Framework https://www.minderoo.org/fire-and-flood-resilience/

To hear more about the project from the Millgrove Residents Action Group listen to the Council Connections program - https://podcasts.yarravalleyfm.org.au/ep/486

For more about the project :

https://www.aidr.org.au/news/aidr-knowledge-and-networks-guide-minderoo-foundation-s-community-led-resilience-project/