In late June the Resilience Shift project team and grantees on our ‘Tools and Approaches‘ project got together for a two-day opportunity framing workshop.
Caroline Field and Richard Look from MMI Engineering, Simon Gill, Marίa Carrera, and Mairi McLean from Schumacher Institute, and Igor Linkov, joined Savina Carluccio, Áine Ní Bhreasail and Xavi Aldea from the Resilience Shift and Marcela Ruibal from ValueLab BV.
The objective of the workshop was to better define what the opportunity in hand is, how we will work together and what success will look like in the short and long term.
We had a great session with some really interesting thought exchanges that helped us reach consensus on our next steps.
This project ultimately aims to connect practitioners, decision makers and other stakeholders with the tools and approaches needed to enhance resilience of critical infrastructure. We want to help them make better decisions on how to ‘do’ resilience and add resilience value in their day jobs.
We believe that a value chain approach to resilience of critical infrastructure may just do this. Value will be delivered by connecting practitioners, decision makers and others in the value chain to the tools and approaches relevant to their role in creating, protecting and enabling resilience value.
We are excited about the opportunity to develop and test the value chain approach for resilience of critical infrastructure, as Igor Linkov put it: “you are the first to connect the idea of Value Chain and Resilience and it not only is attractive to practice, but also good for science in general.”
To this end, we are looking to develop a platform to provide practitioners and other stakeholders with access and connection to tools and approaches in a way that is meaningful, practical and user-centred. The next few months will help us define why and how our proposed platform can drive resilience practice adoption and help people do their jobs better, wherever they are in the value chain for resilience of critical infrastructure.
We have all agreed the success statement for the project to be that, by end of 2018, we will have demonstrated the concept and collected the information to needed inform the design and delivery in 2019 of an online interactive online platform delivering value to its users.
Next steps will be a series of workshops bringing and users to share knowledge and experience of resilience tools/approaches and best practice to support successful implementation and sustained use. Watch this space, and please get in touch if you’d like to get involved.