Lessons Learned: Christchurch Earthquake- Responding to a disaster through a culturally diverse lens

George Clark, Canterbury’s Settling In Coordinator (MSD) and Chair of the Inter-Agency Network  was in the role of Chair during the response and on-going recovery phase of the Christchurch earthquake. In this role, he oversaw the work carried out to support migrants, including refugees.

George will be speaking to the final version of the document, ‘Lessons Learned’ which was prepared for the Migrant Inter-Agency Network and will present a summary of findings. The document summarises the relevant submissions of those involved with the inter-agency network from the 23 February 2011 onwards. The Lessons Learned Report is designed to aid migrant agency staff and ethnic community leaders in their planning for future disasters in New Zealand. The Christchurch earthquakes showed up particular vulnerabilities of migrants in times of such disasters/adverse events. This in itself will be highly informative and inform the work Auckland council is leading around vulnerable communities that a number of you have had input into.

George looks forward to an open forum at the end of the presentation where he will be happy to answer questions.

Date : Monday 20 August
Time: 3.30-5pm
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