Welcome to The Resilience Toolbox.
This website has been developed for the public, community and private sectors to collaborate on tools that engage, empower and enhance the resilience of communities to be more resilient in the face of turbulent change.
Whats and Hows of Resilience
One of the biggest challenges for practitioners and researchers working in the field of resilience is developing a set of meaningful activities that build resilient communities.
What should we be doing and how should we be doing it?
The Resilience Toolbox has been developed as a vehicle to share ideas and resources for those trying to solve this challenge. By joining the Toolbox, users have the opportunity to collaborate with each other and access a growing list of practical tools and applied research.
Resilience themes are divided into the categories of the four recovery environments - Social, Built, Natural and Economic - as well as section for specific hazards.
All the tools and research can be accessed and adapted for free under a Creative Commons license.
Share what you know! Share what you do!
Use this opportunity to share with others so that we all move resilience thinking and action in a more positive direction. Collaboration sparks new ideas and reduces the reinvention of wheels. When you are provided access to this site, please contribute what you have, so that others can build on your good efforts!
International Centre of Excellence in Community Resilience
The Resilience Toolbox is a product of Wellington's
"International Centre of Excellence in Community Resilience".
This Centre is part of the UN funded Integrated Research on Disaster Risk programme, stewarded by the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office and Massey University's Joint Centre for Disaster Research whose purpose is try and answer the question, "How can communities make themselves resilient to future disasters?".
The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), a UN programme, has designated the Wellington region as an International Centre of Excellence in Community Resilience. The goal of this programme is to answer the 'how' challenge in a practical and meaningful way. One of the ways this is achieved is by supporting strong collaborations between practitioners and researchers that are working to build more resilient communities.
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
The Resilience Toolbox has been developed as a vehicle to collaborate on ideas and tools that build resilient communities.
The Resilience Toolbox operates under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license. This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.
All of the loaded resources are free to use, adopt and modify to suit your organisation's needs as long as you credit the owner of the original resource.
The rules of The Resilience Toolbox are simple -
All Toolbox users must agree to these terms and conditions. If you become aware of a violation of these rules, please advise us using the 'Report Misuse' link inside the toolbox.
By joining the Toolbox, you agree to share your organisation's work with a goal of collaborating with others to enhance community resilience.
If you join the site, you are asked to load at least one practical resource within 30 days of signing up.