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Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience releases Recovery Exercise Toolkit

The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) has partnered with the National Recovery and Resilience Agency to develop a Recovery Exercise Toolkit to compliment AIDR’s Managing Exercises and Community Recovery Handbooks.

The Toolkit is designed to support Emergency Management Committees, Councils and other groups in their recovery planning and capability development through exercising at regional and local emergency management levels.

Piloted by local councils, the toolkit has been designed as a user-friendly resource that can be applied across all state and territories and encourages a collaborative approach between government, emergency services and communities around recovery challenges.

The Toolkit contains a suite of modules that focus on a range of recovery considerations that have been identified as important recovery issues through lessons from recent disasters and evidence-based research. The modules contain foundational concepts and links to helpful resources to provide a base level of understanding that will equip participants to undertake further recovery planning and action. Each module has been developed with the guidance of a subject matter expert and informed by evidence-based research and practice.

The modules include:

• Fundamentals of Community Recovery
• Recovery Considerations Over Time
• Coordinating Recovery Support for People with Disability
• Working with Indigenous communities in Recovery
• Foundations of Economic Recovery

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