The AFAC23 team invites you to share your knowledge, research and practice at AFAC23 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, hosted in Brisbane, 22-25 August 2023.
The Call for Abstracts will close on Monday, 6 February 2023.
Creating a Sustainable Future: The Challenges and Opportunities
Compounding, concurrent and complex disasters are creating new challenges for governments and communities across the Pacific Region. As we adapt our approach to emergency management, the world transitions to a net-zero future. New technologies present uncharted challenges and opportunities for the fire and emergency services sector. How do we champion a safe and sustainable future for our people and the communities we serve?
The shift in energy generation and reliability is a powerful force for change in how our communities and environments interact and operate. The infrastructure that we build and invest in today determines our resilience tomorrow. The actions we take now increase our capability and set the standard for the future.
In this environment of rapid change and development, we have a responsibility to ground our path forward with Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Pacific peoples. We must embrace First Nations values and knowledge, and bring their rich history with us into the future.
People are at the centre of our work, and changes in demographics and behaviour influence our risk landscape. How do we better understand our workforces and our communities to truly create a sustainable future for all?
AFAC23 will explore how Australia and the Pacific is prepared to meet these challenges.
The AFAC23 Program Committee seeks case studies, research development and utilisation, and practical examples of future thinking. The committee encourages you to submit an abstract under one of the following supporting topics:
- Culture and legacies
- Education and learning
- Emerging technologies and innovation
- Intelligence and collaboration
- Sustainable workforce
Read more about the supporting topics here.
For more information, please visit: www.afacconference.com.au