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New research collection with learnings from Christchurch

Wednesday, October 23, 2013   Posted in: Earthquake By: Administrator With tags: research, earthquake, Community development

Communities in Christchurch and the organisations that work with them have learnt a lot since the devastating earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.

The experiences and insights gained have been recorded in many different forms, including everything from personal narratives , structured research through to academic  analysis.

The Tangata Whenua, Community and Voluntary Sector Research Centre is creating a special collection so that all community-based research relevant to communities can be easily found and accessed by as many people as possible.

They are creating a webpage(s) as a central storage place for research that is scattered around.  As people around the country access the website, the Centre will also offer a way to make sure lessons are spread far and wide.

Research can be added to the collection by uploading to the Centre's research database, or through a link to a report or other resource available elsewhere on the web.

Community Research is working on this new collection with the Healthy Christchurch network and Council of Social Services Christchurch. The Tangata Whenua, Community and Voluntary Sector Research Centre plan to launch the collection at their AGM on November 18th 2013 in Christchurch.

Contact the Tangata Whenua, Community and Voluntary Sector Research Centre if you have done research or know of something you think is relevant (communications[at] -  the Centre would love to hear from you.

Visit the Tangata Whenua, Community and Voluntary Sector Research Centre website.