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Centre for Disaster Resilience, Recovery and Reconstruction (CDRRR)


The Centre for Disaster Resilience, Recovery and Reconstruction brings together expertise from across University of Auckland faculties and schools, as well as from a broad range of collaborators within New Zealand and internationally.

  • About the centre

    The Centre for Disaster Resilience, Recovery and Reconstruction was established to address the needs of the evolving disaster management practice and seek solutions that address disaster resilience, recovery and reconstruction.

  • Our people

    The centre is supported by a network of people and organisations, dedicated to finding solutions to improve disaster management practices.

  • Our research

    The Centre for Disaster Resilience, Recovery and Reconstruction is dedicated to providing timely, relevant and independent research to help communities better improve resilience and manage their post-disaster activities.

  • Master of Disaster Management

    Hosted in the centre, this multi-disciplinary, pan-university postgraduate degree is designed to prepare people for careers and leadership roles in disaster management and resilience.

  • Events

    Find out about the latest events for CDRRR.

  • Past newsletters

    Read our past newsletters to find out the latest information and updates on CDRRR.

Inaugural lecture: Professor Suzanne Wilkinson


Professor Suzanne Wilkinson is the founder and leader of the Centre for Disaster Resilience, Recovery and Reconstruction and a research leader with Resilient Organisations.

Watch her inagural lecture on the lessons learned from recent natural disasters, namely the major Christchurch earthquakes and 2009 Australian bushfires below.