Resilience project wins

Research receives Gender and Disaster Resilient Australia Award
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LEARNING FROM THE PAST: Accepting their award in Melbourne for their research into coping with natural disasters were (from left) Caroline Spencer, Deb Parkinson, Naomi Bailey, Alyssa Duncan and Jaspreet Kaur.

AN initiative of Wangaratta-based Women’s Health Goulburn North East, Women’s Health in the North and the Melbourne University Disaster Resilience Initiative was honoured at the Victorian 2019 Resilient Australia Community Awards recently.

The Resilient Australia Awards (RAA) for Victoria were held as part of this year’s Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience conference to celebrate initiatives that build community resilience to disasters and emergencies, recognising collaboration and innovative thinking across all sectors.

The qualitative research undertaken by the Gender and Disaster (GAD) Pod into long-term disaster resilience identifies what helps and hinders individual and community resilience in disasters.

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