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Delivering a South Australian snapshot on Social Capital and Social Infrastructure

 

KEY information
7-month project
completion July 2024

stakeholders
South Australian communities
Government and non-government organisations

A new approach to people connections and the places where people connect

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Social capital and social infrastructure are fundamental to building national resilience. But what do they mean and really look like in practice, in policy and in risk reduction investments?

Funded by the SAFECOM Disaster Risk Reduction grant program, Resilient Ready is delivering a thought leadership “snapshot” project in South Australia.

Over 7-months, this project will be led by Resilient Ready CEO + Founder Renae Hanvin alongside global social capital expert Professor Daniel Aldrich and Program Coordinator Bekah Baynard-Smith.

Outcomes will provide recommendations on practical ways to embed social capital and social infrastructure into future planning and investments for a safer, more resilient State.

This project will see South Australia take a leadership role in understanding how people connections and places people connect can build resilience.

Renae Hanvin
CEO + Founder

Project outputs and thanks to our funders

This project will deliver:

  • A desktop review
  • Interviews with key stakeholders (cross-government and non-government)
  • Consultations with a metro and regional community
  • A one-day Forum in Adelaide on Monday 20th May 2024
  • A two-hour online forum – date to be confirmed
  • A Findings Report and information session
  • An opinion editorial

This project is funded under the Disaster Risk Reduction Grants Program funded by the Australian Government and the South Australian Government.

Views and findings associated with this initiative/project are expressed independently and do not necessarily represent the views of State and Commonwealth funding bodies.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the key project activities?

This project will deliver:

  • A desktop review
  • Interviews with key stakeholders (cross-government and non-government)
  • Consultations with a metro and regional community
  • A one-day Forum in Adelaide on Monday 20th May 2024
  • A two-hour online forum – date to be confirmed
  • A Findings Report and information session
  • An opinion editorial
Why is this project significant?

The State of South Australia is committed to building resilience and reducing risks before, during and after disasters.

Currently, South Australia does not have a clear approach to measuring, investing in and embedding social capital and social infrastructure as a way to build disaster resilience.

This snapshot project will provide quantitative and qualitative data, insights and recommendations on what social capital and social infrastructure across the state could be and should be.

It positions South Australia as the national leader when it comes to measuring people connections and places people connect alongside building bridges and levees.

 

Who is the project for?

This project is for all people in South Australia.

The project deliverables are inclusive of stakeholders from all state and local government departments and agencies, non-government organisations and communities in South Australia.

We welcome all people from South Australia interested in social capital and social infrastructure to get involved.

Please connect with us on the links provided to find out more.

How is the project funded?

This project is funded under the Disaster Risk Reduction Grants Program funded by the Australian Government and the South Australian Government.

Views and findings associated with this initiative/project are expressed independently and do not necessarily represent the views of State and Commonwealth funding bodies.

We thank SAFECOM as grant managers throughout delivery of this project.

Who is delivering this project?

This project will be led and delivered by Resilient Ready CEO + Founder Renae Hanvin and Program Coordinator Bekah Baynard-Smith.

It will include consultation by global social capital expert Professor Daniel Aldrich, a member of Resilient Ready’s advisory committee.

Professor Aldrich is scheduled to be in South Australia in May 2024.

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