Civilian deployments into disasters and emergencies


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Presenter:  Ms Emma C Kettle, Director of Training and Capability, RedR Australia

Date: Mar 28, 2018

Time: 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Contact person:  Northern Institute
T: 08 8946 6854
E: thenortherninstitute@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Northern Institute, Yellow Building 1, Level 2, Room 48 (Savanna Room)

Target audience:  Open To the Public - All Welcome – Please Share

Abstract: Emma Kettle will introduce the practice of surge deployments and the use of civilian specialists in disaster preparedness and disaster response during rapid onset, protracted and complex emergencies. She will talk about RedR Australia’s role as a Standby Partner to the UN and the mechanism of the DFAT funded Australia Assists Programme. Emma will provide examples of the range of RedR’s work drawing examples from recent emergencies including RedR’s current involvement in the Rohingya emergency in Myanmar and Bangladesh.

About Emma Kettle: Emma Kettle is a teaching professional with over thirty years of experience in teaching, teacher training and capacity development. Since her arrival in Australia in 2003, Emma has worked primarily in the humanitarian and development sectors providing training to individuals and groups working before, during and after conflict and disasters. Emma has worked in over 20 countries designing and delivering training, and has deployed with WHO during the most recent Ebola outbreak, and with OCHA in the Pacific. Emma has recently returned from Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh where she was conducting a multi-agency training needs assessment for training of Bangladeshi, Rohingya and overseas responders. Emma completed a Masters in Emergency and Disaster Management from CDU. Emma is based in Melbourne.

RSVP by Tuesday, 27 March 2018 via Outlook or thenortherninstitute@cdu.edu.au

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