Reflecting on the work underway….

By | September 24th, 2018|Leva Consulting|

It is so satisfying to be working with such great organisations and such genuine and inspiring people.  We are all committed to enhancing the resilience of communities across Australia.  We are aware of the increasing risks facing us as emergency events become more and more likely and intense.  Each summer brings concerns and higher risk of […]

The challenges of establishing Leva Consulting

By | March 5th, 2017|Leva Consulting|

Who knew that it is often harder than it looks to set up a new business?  Probably anyone who has set up a business before us.  Significant IT challenges (particularly focused on email) have been occurring and reoccurring since Christmas.  Hopefully now all gremlins are defeated and the email system is now going to work.  Over the next […]

Community Led Disaster Recovery is a real possibility – through Asset Based Community Development (ABCD)

By | January 20th, 2017|Leva Consulting|

The Australian National Framework for Disaster (COAG 2011) includes a focus on both resilience and community led recovery.  For any local government or NGO who wants to work with communities in disaster planning, preparing, responding or recovery, ABCD provides tools and approaches that can make community led recovery a reality.  Partnership with community with the intention to achieve […]

Festival of Ideas about Asset Based Community Development (Goa, India – 2017)

By | January 16th, 2017|Leva Consulting|

Attendance at the International Festival of Ideas about Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) continues to be a remarkable experience.  This conference will most definitely influence the further development of our work.  It is very clear that there are strong benefits in using an ABCD approach to support community resilience and recovery – through both the phases of disaster planning […]

Leva Consulting to explore Asset Based Community Development

By | January 8th, 2017|Leva Consulting|

As Principal of Leva Consulting I am about to travel to Goa, India.  I will be attending an international conference to explore Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) approaches to community development projects.  The conference includes speakers and master classes led by experts in ABCD from across the world.  This conference provides Leva Consulting with the opportunity to […]

From PhD researcher to working with communities

By | January 6th, 2017|Leva Consulting|

During 2017 I will be building on the work commenced through my PhD research (my PhD was awarded in December 2016 from the Australian National University).  This research explored the factors that contribute to community resilience and recovery after natural disaster, based on the experience of four communities in Australia.  Community members from the Cassowary Coast […]