Workshop: Reduction of Risks and Disasters in Isolated Communities

Reduction of risks and disasters in Isolated Communities

Workshop facilitator: Anne Garland

The workshop explores communities in isolated locations which are working to build capacity in various sectors to reduce risks prior to or after disasters. Isolation for these communities is exacerbated by geography, rural economy, limited distribution or transport system, and/or ethnic diversities.

Participatory research is being pursued by the workshop panellists who work with diverse organizations or agencies in the isolated communities to assist with mutually identified research gaps and to facilitate mitigation practices. The case studies, from NZ, AU, CA, and the US, consist of research about animal welfare emergency management, indigenous measures of risk reduction, community based monitoring about coastal erosion, and managed retreat from rapid hazards, etc.

The Regional Cooperation, Operability, and Organizational Partnerships (RE-COOP) uses Game Theory to assess the Integration in Tribally Inclusive Geographic Areas for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). It is implemented to assess the capacity, services, and capabilities of the regional and remote emergency management.

The Tribally Inclusive Geographic Areas EM research team, who developed this survey tool, will review its website,, and evaluate it with workshop groups based on hazard scenarios.

The workshop ends with an interactive discussion about comparative options for isolated communities to reduce risks.

Location: Venue: Dumas House, 2 Havelock St, West Perth Date: November 2, 2017 Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Anne Garland