Disability Inclusive and Disaster Resilient Queensland

Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DIDRR) Framework and Toolkit for Queensland

Man outside house with lots of rubble and water floodingDisability Inclusive and Disaster Resilient Queensland is a project in partnership with Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN), the Centre for Disability Research and Policy at the University of Sydney, Community Services Industry Alliance (CSIA), and the Queensland Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors (DCDSS).

Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DIDRR) means making sure that the needs and voices of people with disability are included in emergency management and disaster planning.

Phase one of this project is complete, and we are now working together on Phase two of the project.

Phase One

Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DIDRR) Framework and Toolkit for Queensland

In Phase One (April 2019 – September 2019) we developed a DIDRR Framework and Toolkit for Queensland. This resource was informed by inclusive community consultations held in four Local Government Area’s – Brisbane, Townsville, Ipswich and Rockhampton.

Phase One

Here you can:

  • Find out more about Phase One
  • Access the DIDRR Framework and Toolkit for Queensland
  • Access the four individual reports for the consultation locations in Townsville, Ipswich, Brisbane and Rockhampton.

Phase Two

Implement, Evaluate and Showcase DIDRR in action 

In Phase Two (October 2019 – June 2021) we are working together to take the learnings from Phase One of the project, to implement, evaluate and showcase Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DIDRR) in action.

Phase Two

Disability Advisory Committee

As part of this project a Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Advisory Committee has been engaged by the Department of Communities, of which QDN is a member. The Advisory Committee includes state and national level decision makers in the emergency management, disability, health, social welfare sectors and local and state government. The Advisory Committee supports the project by assisting with stakeholder engagement, and providing high level support with interpretation of findings and advising on recommended actions for practice and policy.

Other Resources

More information on Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction can be found here https://collaborating4inclusion.org/.

Here you can:

  • find a number of videos and interviews
  • the Person Centred Emergency Preparedness Tool – a useful tool to assist you in preparing yourself and others for disasters and emergency situations.

QDN has also worked in partnership with the University of Sydney to develop a COVID-19 specific Person Centred Emergency Preparedness Tool. This tool and further information and resources can be found here.