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Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference

Jupiters Gold Coast | 3 – 5 May 2015

The Disaster and Emergency Management Conference will feature 6 informative workshops and panel presentation on Sunday 3 May 2015.
These presentations will address a range of topics covering risk management, community resilience, coping skills for vulnerable groups, and leadership.

Ms Michelle Mitchell, Deputy Chief Executive, Social and Cultural Recovery, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, will Chair a panel presentation entitled Canterbury Earthquakes: Leading Through Complexity.

This panel discussion will provide an overview of the leadership challenges and strategic decisions made during the welfare response and social recovery following the 2010 – 2011 Canterbury earthquakes.

In the response phase, the government moved quickly to establish employment subsidies, emergency housing repairs and a layered programme of psychosocial supports to ensure people’s needs were met and to secure future economic wellbeing by stabilising the population.

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) was established to lead and coordinate the recovery. Within its Recovery Strategy, CERA developed the social goal of Strengthening community resilience, safety and wellbeing, and enhancing quality of life for residents and visitors.

CERA developed the Canterbury Wellbeing Index to provide an evidence base to identify emerging trends and issues.

CERA responded to residential land damage by zoning over 8,000 properties red and undertook a programme of engagement with red zoned property owners, alongside the provision of psychosocial and technical supports.

Panel members for this discussion will include,

Mr David Griffiths, GM, Housing Recovery, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority

Ms Jane Morgan, GM, Social and Cultural Outcomes, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority

Mr Ivan Iafeta, GM, Residential Red Zone, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority

For more details on this and other sessions taking place on Sunday 3 May, please visit the conference website anzdmc.com.au

Places are limited so book now to avoid missing out.

For more information regarding Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference please visit anzdmc.com.au

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