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The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) is the leading national voice on disaster resilience, bringing together and sharing knowledge from diverse specialists across the country. The first Australian Disaster Resilience Conference will gather thought leaders and practitioners from the international and national arenas to explore some of the most important issues in disaster resilience today.

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USAID's annual Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Case Competition captures case studies of USAID staff and implementing partners using a CLA approach for organizational learning and better development outcomes. This searchable database allows users to search through submissions based on a number of parameters. 
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I recently read Anne K. Emery’s blog ‘A two-hour turnaround: How to transform a text-heavy report into a visual-lite report’. It’s a great piece – it explains how some simple design tweaks, such as cover images, text-hierarchy, colour-coding, intentional page-breaks and visuals, can drastically improve a report’s layout and make the content much easier to read.

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Qualitative Chart Chooser 3.0 is an updated version of Stephanie Evergreen and Jennifer Lyons attempt to organise different ways to show qualitative data. It shows in a simple way what charts are appropriate for the story you want to tell with your data.
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Workshop Content Intercultural communication Application of cultural lens on practitioner’s tools Workshop Outcomes Participants will: Gain a greater understanding of the historical, political, economic and social issues that impact on Aboriginal people and communities Explore what methodological practices have been found to be culturally relevant in Indigenous communities?

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Peer assessment can provide additional benefits beyond self-assessment – in particular, the opportunity for peer learning through the review process.

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