Established in 2015, the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) is a partnership between the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs, the National Council for Fire and Emergency Services (AFAC), the Australian Red Cross and the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (BNHCRC).
The AIDR Education for Young People program promotes disaster resilience education for all young Australians, in schools and other educational settings. The program supports initiatives which enable young people to participate in resilient communities, applying knowledge and skills to reduce risk and take protective action before, during and after an emergency or disaster.
The Disaster Resilience Education Strategy Group (DRESG) provides leadership for the Education for Young People program by identifying strategies and opportunities to support educators learning and teaching about disaster resilience. DRESG provides leadership and direction, promoting collaborative partnerships between emergency service agencies, the education sector and others to enable young people to participate in resilient communities, working together to reduce the risk of disaster.
The invitation to join this group is recognition of Jeff’s expertise and . We look forward to hearing more about this work.