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Mount Gambier, South Australia, 22–24 September 2020 2020

SEGRA 2020 Action Agenda - Surviving and Thriving in a Region Recovering from Bushfires, Droughts and other Shocks

16 March 2020

General

SEGRA 2020 Action Agenda - Surviving and Thriving in a Region Recovering from Bushfires, Droughts and other Shocks

The summer of 2019/20 has been very challenging for a significant part of regional Australia and we are yet to see the impacts of the Coronavirus. Preparing and adapting to these challenges require enormous regional resilience and more to move forward.

Regional resilience is about the capacity of individuals, institutions and systems within a region to adapt, survive and thrive no matter what kind of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience.

With a less certain future and more extreme events likely, equipping our regional citizens to be more self-reliant and mutually supportive is likely to be crucial for their and the region’s resilience.

This session will look at different regions approaches to disaster resilience including empowering of stakeholders, managing public health and community services, fostering economic prosperity across all sections of the population, developing a sense of belonging and trust within a community and instilling a sense that their neighbourhood would pull together in an emergency.

From the Resource Centre: The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience.

SEGRA 2020 call for papers now open!

SEGRA 2020 is inviting regions to present on creative, sustainable and innovative collaboration in which they have participated or shown leadership. Presentations can include economic, social, communityand/or the institutional realm.

The deadline for call for papers is COB Friday 17 April 2020. To read more about this year’s action agendas and paper submission guidelines, please click here or visit the call for papers page.

Take an active role at this year’s conference and submit your paper now!

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