Issue 2
Monday, 06 April 2020
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Professor Ruth Wallace says the webcast series will deliver relevant and accessible information amid the ongoing impact of COVID-19
Professor Ruth Wallace says the webcast series will deliver relevant and accessible information amid the ongoing impact of COVID-19

Webcasts to build resilience during COVID-19

By Monique Paschke

A free webcast series focusing on disaster and emergency management and community resilience are being run by the Northern Institute.

The webcast series, named “Don’t Panic”, draws on the Northern Institute’s research expertise to provide useful facts and perspectives from experts in the emergency management, risk and resilience, mitigation, response and recovery fields.

Director of the Northern Institute and Dean of the College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society, Professor Ruth Wallace said the webcast series delivers relevant and accessible information to community members amid the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

“At a time of much uncertainty, these seminars aim to provide factual perspectives and information from key experts,” Professor Wallace said.

“Our aim is to keep our community informed, reassured and prepared. We hope the webcasts will help to answer people’s questions, deliver the facts and provide relevant information to help our communities remain resilient at this challenging time,” she said.

The webcasts are held on Thursdays from 10.30am to 11.30am (ACDT).

To find out more visit W: https://www.cdu.edu.au/northern-institute/events/dont-panic-2020 or follow the Northern institute on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NorthernInstitute

Upcoming webcasts:

9 April 10.30-11.30am

Associate Professor Akhilesh Surjan

Research and Theme Leader - Humanitarian Response and Disaster Management Studies

“Disaster-environment-climate risk reduction in a rapidly urbanising world”

16 April 10.30-11.30am

Miranda Booth

Lecturer in Humanitarian, Emergency in Disaster Management Studies

PhD topic: Effective Foreign Military Engagement in Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief: Australia in the South Pacific

“Crisis and Complacency: Why the cycle must stop with COVID-19”

23 April 10.30 - 11.30am

Dr Michaela Spencer - Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Indigenous Knowledge and Governance

Yasunori Hayashi - Lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges - Yolŋu Studies

Gawura Wanambi - Senior Lecturer in Aboriginal Studies

Joy Bulkanhawuy - Senior Lecturer in Aboriginal Studies

"From cyclones to COVID-19: Disaster management from an Yolŋu perspective"