The Australia Pacific Security College endeavours to work with Pacific partners to contribute to the discussion around resilience in the face of security threats in the region. This work has included focused research pathways with regional development organisations and Pacific researchers.
While actively participating and engaging in these dialogues with experts in the region, the APSC also highlights the resilient nature of the Pacific through contributions to our academic blog, focusing on disaster response and relief. This included the ability of the region to pivot to traditional systems in the face of adversity and the pathway out of the Covid-19 pandemic for the region.
In 2021, APSC worked with Pacific researchers, to discuss findings on disaster resilience and localised responses in the Pacific post-TC Harold and in the midst of COVID-19. This panel was part of the Urban Resilience Asia Pacific 2020 conference. The responses from the conferences were compiled in a video called ‘Pacific Resilience: Putting People First‘.