Citizen Leadership and Community Resilience
Menzies Foundation continues its review and synthesis of research on citizen leadership, through work with bush fire and coronavirus affected communities to understand the impact of citizen leadership on community resilience and facilitate the development of a set of guidelines to support these communities to better respond to crisis and disaster.
Recently, Menzies Foundation was delighted to launch the Citizen Leadership and Community Resilience: An exploration of Australian disaster affected communities Report. The report emphasises that citizen leaders are individuals who step up in times of crisis, driven by empathy and solidarity. They are part of the affected community, not outsiders seeking change.
These leaders possess an internal locus of control and actively support others without seeking personal gain or recognition. Their motivation stems from a genuine concern for the community’s needs.
The Climate Justice Discovery Project
Building from this report the Menzies Foundation announced a new partnership with Collaboration for Impact and Centre for Just Places, Jesuit Services. This collaboration continues to focus on citizen leadership and community resilience, exploring and identifying opportunities and conditions that affect local agency and power, with a specific focus on addressing inequities in the context of a changing climate.
The Climate Justice Discovery Project will listen and learn from diverse communities and other decision makers experiencing a range of complex climate related challenges. The aim is to explore climate justice across the spectrum of climate change interventions , with a specific focus on prevention, response, and discovery.
Community Program; exploring and identifying opportunities and conditions that affect local agency and power, with a specific focus on addressing inequities in the context of a changing climate.