Strengthening societal resilience to crises is central to numerous policy frameworks shaping global to local action. As experienced through COVID-19, recent flooding, and the ongoing cost-of-living shocks, all people and places can benefit from becoming more resilient and enabled to adapt and thrive whatever the challenge. Yet, an implementation gap persists between the high-level aspirations of resilience and the practices needed to achieve it locally.
Societal resilience requires long-term strategic thinking and action, coupled with strong collaborative relationships, which can be difficult to achieve given continued short-termism, siloed working, and resource constraints, among other factors. Thus, this webinar will explore how to build societal resilience as a strategic local capability needed to meet the complex challenges of today and tomorrow.
Dr. Andrew McClelland, Research Associate, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester and Senior Research Associate, ICLRD
Welcome from ICLRD Chair
Ms. Mary MacIntyre OBE
Dr. Andrew McClelland, Research Associate, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester
Ms. Nicole Ferrini, Chief Resilience Officer and Director of Community and Human Development for the City of El Paso, Texas
Ms. Joan McCaffrey, Regional Officer, Local Government Civil Contingencies (NI)