A paper published in the February 2012 edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management. The paper investigates the ways in which social media can build disaster resilience in communities.
The paper initially establishes a disaster resilience-building framework based on current research and the Australian National Strategy for Disaster Resilience. The framework developed is based on three intersecting fields: Emergency Management, Disaster Risk Reduction and Community Development. The paper then analyses and identifies the uses of social media as education, communications and engagement (ECE) tools within the resilience-building strategic framework. It concludes by discussing the implications of this analysis for emergency managers.