Dr Margaret Moreton reads a story of community-led disaster resilience – the future imagined.
Part of the ANZ Disaster Management Conference 2020
Date: 1 October 2020
In this video, Dr Margaret Moreton reads a story of community-led disaster resilience as told through the eyes of a teenager (Emily) from the future – the year 2025. This story is based on two principles: ‘begin with the end in mind’, and ‘you can’t create something if you can’t imagine it’. Dr Moreton has written an outline which demonstrates the possibility that community led disaster resilience is in place, and governments and others provide support and assistance in ways that actually places communities in the centre.
This story places these questions clearly on the table:
- How would we (governments, business, the NGO sector, and communities themselves) approach disasters differently, if we could design the future now?
- What would this future look like?
- How do we change so that we support communities more effectively to build their own resilience?