New Zealand, like many counties, experiences a wide range of disasters and tragedies. In recent times, these have included major earthquakes, floods, fires and a terrorist shooting. Major events will continue to occur, and many predict that there will be more natural disasters due to climate change.
Philanthropy New Zealand (PNZ) developed Readiness, Response and Recovery: A funders’ guide for philanthropists and grantmakers. It recognises the critical role they play in preparing for and responding to major events, and helping communities recover from them.
To develop the guide PNZ engaged with a range of New Zealand and international philanthropic and civil defense experts with experience in preparing for, responding to and funding recovery from major events.