Disaster Risk Management and Development department

AUT’s disaster disk management and development programmes equip students with complex emergency and disaster risk management skills to make a difference now and in the future.

Our programmes cover a range of topics, including disaster risk reduction, environmental change, humanitarian action, emergency and disaster management, public health, resilience building and sustainable development.

Our academic staff are recognised nationally, regionally and globally. Dr Loïc Le Dé has worked in the Pacific region on community-based disaster risk reduction, disaster response and sustainable development for a decade, and Dr Ailsa Holloway has more than 25 years’ experience in the disaster risk and emergencies field in Asia, Africa and the Middle-East.

Group activities during the Build Community Resilience block course
Fieldwork in partnership with the Red Cross in Vanuatu after 2015’s Tropical Cyclone Pam
Damaged house after Tropical Cyclone Evan hit Samoa in 2012
Technology like video games and virtual reality can be powerful for disaster risk reduction
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In her role for Médecins Sans Frontières, alumna Su Myat Kyaw now looks after the wellbeing of people in IDP (Internally Displaced Person) camps in Myanmar
Mathew St Martin
Jackie Bubb
Damithri Jayasekara
Su Myat Kyaw
Jerry Wells Hagaria

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