Thursday 19 October, 10.00am – 11.30am
In collaboration with Te Tira Whakamātaki, Resilience to Nature’s Challenges National Science Challenge is excited to present, ‘He kai kei aku ringa – Disaster preparedness’.
This whakatauki translates to ‘there is food at the end of my hands’ and speaks to resilience, empowerment, and hope. The whakatauki refers to one’s ability to have, and use the necessary skills, knowledge, and resources to be resilient and thrive.
Natural hazards and climate change poses a significant threat to the well-being of whānau and communities across the motu, and the need to prepare for such events is paramount. The purpose of this webinar is to present whānau and communities with tangible and practical knowledge so they can determine for themselves how best to prepare, respond and recover.
We are privileged to host Captain Ernesto Ojeda of the indigenous Tarahumara and Yaqui Nations for this webinar. With over 50 years experience in disaster preparedness and response, Captain Ojeda is often referred to as the grandfather of urban search and rescue having written most of the manuals and training plans for the USA, UN and many other countries including Aotearoa New Zealand. He currently teaches American Indian Studies at Cal State University Long Beach.
E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga karangatanga maha, naumai ki tenei wananga whakahirahira, ‘He kai kei aku ringa’.