Month: February 2016

Women, disasters, resilience and the future

By Jelenko Dragisic The fifth anniversary of the 2011 Queensland floods has just passed and in couple of weeks we’ll have a chance for yet another reflection; the 10th anniversary of Cyclone Larry that took place in North Queensland in March 2006. To add some global perspective, we don’t need to travel far. 22 February…

SO you are interested in resilience?

By Dr Peter Rogers That’s good. So am I. In fact I’m so interested in it that I’ve spent a large part of the last decade travelling the world and exploring resilience in a range of different contexts. I feel safe in saying that I have learned a lot about resilience, what it can be,…

Reimaging Resilience: Women in Disasters: 11 March 2016, Parliament House, Brisbane

The Global Resilience Collaborative (GRC) has been successful in winning a small grant from the Queensland government to support its initiative, the “Reimagining Resilience” Speaker Series. This grant enabled us to organise a public event with a special focus on disaster resilience and the role of women. The event is a collaboration with United Nations Association of Australia (Queensland…