The Role of Community Organisations in Disasters

Doing Disasters Differently: The Podcast with Renae Hanvin

22-11-2021 • 24 mins

Today Renae sits down with Bridget Tehan, the Senior Policy Advisor at the Victorian Council of Social Services, also called VCOSS. We are sitting down to discuss the role of community organisations in disasters.
Bridget has worked for more than 10 years in emergency management in both the government and not-for-profit sectors. Bridget is currently a senior policy advisor at the Victorian Council of Social Services and works to highlight the role of the community sector in building resilience and to explore the role of the sector in emergency management.

Bridget also works to highlight the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged people before, during and after emergencies as well as their needs in the mitigation, transition and adaptation to climate change. Bridget is also the co-founder and President of the Australasian Women in Emergencies Network (AWEN).



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