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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.

  • 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.

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.