THE RESILIENCE SHIFT
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Learning from crisis
Cape Town leaders share their reflections on tackling the Day Zero water crisis
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Click here to read the Resilience Shift's statement in response to the Covid-19 crisis, and how we hope to work together with our partners and grantees thoughout this challenging period.
We have curated a selection of our existing resources that should be of use in responding to the current crisis. These can be viewed here.
Dr Bruce Chong, specialist in smart and resilient city planning and implementation, shares his reflections on urban resilience under the COVID-19 pandemic in this perspective from East Asia.
How should we respond to a disaster or crisis such as Covid-19, the Australian bushfires or the floods in Indonesia? Jo da Silva, Resilience Shift Board member, reflects on what we mean by disaster and crisis, and how our understanding of the type of event should inform our response.
The global supply of food is an incredibly complex system, involving multiple actors and a diverse value chain from production through to consumption. Every part of the chain is dependent on infrastructure systems. We share six principles for enhancing the resilience of food transportation systems from our contribution to Cereal Foods World.
Data centres power digital societies and enable our connected lives – something that the Covid-19 crisis has recently highlighted. In the spirit of World Backup Day (31 March), Dr Alexander Taylor, University of Cambridge, introduces us to a sector that is often overlooked in discussions about critical infrastructure resilience: the data centre industry.
Our Technical Director, Dr Juliet Mian was interviewed by CIHT for their series of CIHT podcasts on infrastructure resilience. This episode is relevant to today’s global events as the world looks to respond to, and be resilient to, Covid 19, the global pandemic.
“We know that there is a massive gap in terms of the infrastructure the world needs, We also need to transform our society to make it carbon neutral. But here’s the silver lining, because this gap is so large, and is yet to be addressed, it represents a massive societal opportunity”
23 March @ 8:00 am–30 April @ 5:00 pm
Meet our Director
In January 2020 the Resilience Shift named Seth Schultz as its new Global Executive Director.
Seth will lead our programme to accelerate the urgent global shift to more resilient critical infrastructure – water, energy, transport and communications – in the face of our world's increasingly uncertain and vulnerable future.
Role of legislation in enhancing resilience
Based on in-depth interviews with infrastructure owners and operators, this report highlights how legislation, as a policy instrument, can drive more comprehensive resilience approaches, both within organisations and at a sector and cross-sector level.
The role of PPPs in enhancing resilience
Resilience value is different for public and private sector stakeholders, and PPPs create the potential for resilience value to be understood and realised by all those involved. This guidance note shares industry insights.
The role of public policy in enhancing resilience
This report is concerned with the role that public policy instruments, like regulation and standards, can play in embedding resilience in critical infrastructure systems, and highlights early innovations in critical infrastructure resilience policy.
The Resilience Shift in numbers
“Resilience matters, at its simplest, because of the uncertainties we face. To deliver the right impact, we must continually check that we are doing the right thing. Who is this for, how will it make their lives better, and what do they want? Our outputs must have quality and substance, developed with rigour to be of real value for all those working to improve the resilience of critical infrastructure.”
Juliet Mian, Technical Director
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Grantees from 9 countries
Individuals engaged with to date
Activities hosted in 22 countries