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Join Robin Cox May 15 for her Roads to Research

Please join Robin Cox, School of Peace and Conflict Management,for her Roads to Research presentation entitled: Welcome to web-based disaster resilience planning: Introducing the Rural Disaster Resilience Planning Framework.

When: noon-1 p.m., Wednesday, May 15 2013Where: Learning and Innovation Centre, 407 (Centre for Dialogue)

Coffee provided. Please bring your lunch. In this session, Robin will walk participants through the web-based, interactive Rural Disaster Resilience Planning framework (RDRP). The RDRP is a comprehensive disaster risk and resilience management toolkit designed to support the ability of rural, remote and small coastal communities to implement disaster preparedness and resilience enhancement planning. It is the result of a 3-year, multi-million dollar research project funded by the Defense Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science. The award winning website, specifically designed for use at the community level, outlines a step-by- step planning process for helping communities enhance their resilience in the face of disasters and other catastrophic changes. The output of the planning process is a community-centered, resilience enhancement plan that identifies concrete short- and long-term resilience enhancement strategies to reduce local risks and increase community resilience along social, contextual, disaster planning, and hazard specific dimensions. Designed to bring together the best of hazard risk and disaster resilience assessment, the Rural Disaster Resilience Planning framework is an innovative answer to the identified need for applied, accessible, place-based disaster risk reduction and resilience planning tools in Canada.