MDRI researchers and their colleagues conduct regular forums, seminars and workshops addressing the latest in disaster resilience initiatives.
MDRI holds regular forums and events to bring together disaster resilience professionals and disseminate current research and best practices in the field. Invitation to:
Strengthening Community-based Resilience
Creating effective partnerships in an era of shared responsibility
Monday 24 June 2013
9 am to 5 pm
Monash University Council Chambers, Bld 3a, Clayton Campus
The Disaster Resilience Initiative (MDRI) has been established to harness our university-wide expertise with the goal of strengthening community-based disaster resilience. We aim to provide the evidence to shape new approaches to disaster preparedness and management in the context of Council of Australian Governments' National Strategy for Disaster Resilience.
We achieve this by using an all-hazard and interdisciplinary framework to shape our research and, through a collaborative approach, in translating our research into real-world applications for use by government, emergency services and community groups.
MDRI represents a rich collaborative venture between MIRI and the Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice based in the Monash Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. We are committed to advancing the professionalism of the emergency management workforce both nationally and within our region.
We by offer graduate programs in research and research training, and by coursework at graduate certificate, graduate diploma and masters levels. Many units are available online to meet the needs of the emergency management workforce.
MDRI fosters information sharing in partnership with researchers, policy makers, providers and community members.
We achieve this through our flagship Monash Disaster Resilience Forum, a bi-monthly, multi-disciplinary forum, usually with international contributors, and by conducting regular seminars, workshops and short courses, some of which can be used for RPL credit towards formal University awards. We also draw on the strengths of the University to undertake consultancies and partner in projects at the community level.