ICoE in Community Resilience, Wellington

International Center of Excellence in Community Resilience (ICoE-CR) Home Institution: http://www.getprepared.org.nz/excellence/

ICoE-CR Core Activities:

  • The ICoE-CR, via WREMO, has also been involved in the development of the New Zealand Red Cross Hazard App, which launched in November 2015. This app, which is a development of an existing International Red Cross product, has been tailored for the New Zealand environment and messaging.  As such, it will help people in the community identify, prepare and respond to hazards in New Zealand, and is pre-loaded with information about hazards including floods, earthquakes, tsunami, fire, weather and biosecurity risks. The app helps users prepare an emergency response kit and plan, and guides them through what to do during an emergency and into recovery. The app also allows alerts to be sent in emergencies and/or the user to receive information direct from agencies such as MetService and the NZ Transport Agency. More information about the app can be found here: https://www.redcross.org.nz/what-we-do/in-new-zealand/emergency-operations/hazard-app/
  • Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office and the ICoE-CR continue to develop the online platform ‘Resilience Toolbox’ resiliencetoolbox.org, which is an online network and database to facilitate the sharing of ideas, resources, and tools for collaboration and developing meaningful activities that build resilient communities.
  • In November 2015, the ICoE-CR ran the Citizen Science in Disaster Risk Management Workshop, at WREMO. Over 45 attendees came together to discuss the benefits and challenges of Citizen Science initiatives, and considerations such as co-creation, ethics, engagement, and management of Citizen Science initiatives. A brief summary report is available at ICoE-CR’s website here: http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/fms/Colleges/College%20of%20Humanities%20and%20Social%20Sciences/Psychology/Disasters/ICoE-CR/Publications/CitizenScience_2015workshop_minutes.pdf?235E6C43CF9AA7CC4013FE86618F128A.
  • The ICoE-CR has published a practice update report of 2014 Knowledge Sharing workshop in the Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies, which can be found here: http://trauma.massey.ac.nz/issues/2015-2/AJDTS_19_2_Doyle.pdf.
  • In August 2015, the ICoE-CR launched the Disaster Hub at Massey University; this is a joint venture between the Joint Centre for Disaster Research (Massey U/GNS Science), Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office, the ICoE-CR, EQC and the New Zealand Red Cross. The Disaster Hub, launched by the Joint Centre for Disaster Research, provides a facility for collaboration between staff of all public and private organisations, universities, and training entities with an interest in emergency management. Read more about this exciting venture here: http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/about-massey/news/article.cfm?mnarticle_uuid=09D2A3C9-96AF-B98E-D64A-9FD009950F13.


ICoE-CR Reports & Publications:

  • Orchiston, C., Hudson-Doyle, E., Johnston, D., Becker, J., Crowley, K., Beatson, A., Lambie, E., Neely, D. & Pepperell, B (2016). Citizen science in Disaster Risk Management Workshop, November 2015: Summary Report. These workshop minutes can be found here: Citizen Science in Disaster Risk Management Workshop (1,535 KB)
  • Doyle, E.H., Becker, J.S., Neely, P. D., Johnston, D.M., & Pepperell, B. (2015). Knowledge transfer between communities, practitioners, and researchers: A case study for community resilience in Wellington, New Zealand. Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies: Practice Update, 19(2), 55-66. This practice update can be found here: http://trauma.massey.ac.nz/issues/2015-2/AJDTS_19_2_Doyle.pdf
  • Dallenbach, K., Dalgliesh Waugh, C., Smith, K. (2015). Community Response Planning: A qualitative study of two Community Response Planning Processes undertaken by the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office. Victoria University of Wellington. This collaborative report with WREMO can be found here: Community Response Planning