Rural Resilience Project

The Rural Disaster Resilience Project (RDRP) was designed to strengthen community disaster management and health system capabilities of rural, remote, and coastal communities (RRC) through community-based action research that informed and influenced policy and practice. RDRP goals:
• Knowledge exchange and dissemination
• Community-based and collaborative action research
• Capacity building
• Development & piloting of an integrated resilience risk assessment & management framework
• Development of accessible, relevant tools and curriculum
This community-centered research project capitalized on and learned from RRCs’ expertise and knowledge while testing a unique approach to planning. The Project promoted the transformational capacity of RRC communities by encouraging them to enhance their disaster resilience in the face of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) and all hazard threats - including infectious disease outbreaks and disasters resulting from climate change.

Investigator: 
Pearce, Laurie; Cox, Robin
Organization: 
Justice Institue of British Columbia; Royal Roads University
City: 
Victoria
Province: 
British Columbia
Tool: 
Rural Resilience Index
End date: 
2014
Start date: 
2009

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