From Crisis to Resilience Webinar Series
'From Crisis to Resilience' is brought to you by GOAL, The Rand Corporation, University College London and The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, sponsored by Irish Aid. The innovative series explores the emerging lessons and best practices for building resilience in the most challenging of environments - fragile and conflict affected contexts.
Learning and investing in resilience at various stages, and within critical socio-economic systems, is crucial to ensuring the preservation of gains in the well-being and development of people in the face of shocks, and to shift from humanitarian assistance towards long term resilient development.
GOAL's 'From Crisis to Resilience' webinar series was launched in 2021. Three webinars were held from October to December 2021 exploring key issues in the sector with expert discussion from our panel of experts. The webinar series returns in November 2022.
December 2021: Systems Approaches to Urban Resilience in Fragile and Conflict Affected Contexts
This 90 min webinar explored innovations, evidence, and lessons learned when applying a systems approach to build resilience in fragile and conflict-affected urban contexts.
Panelists from GOAL, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), World Bank Group and USAID discussed the following questions:
- Are high-risk informal urban settlements to be considered as fragile and conflict-affected contexts?
- What is working or not when building resilience in informal urban settlements?
- What new ideas or approaches in systems thinking are emerging to progress resilience in informal urban settlements?
Meet the panel
Professor and Inaugural Judith Neilson Chair in Architecture
Deputy Director, Programme Innovation and LAC regional Director
Dr. Ronak B. Patel
Director, Urbanization and Resilience Program
Regional Advisor at the US Agency for International
Development, Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance
November 2021: Progressing Health System Resilience in Fragile and Conflict Affected Contexts
This 90-minute webinar addressed the main challenges and discussed innovative approaches in applying systems thinking to build health system resilience in fragile and conflict affected contexts.
Panelists from GOAL, MOMENTUM, The RAND Corporation and UCL addressed the following questions:
- What learning can be drawn from the impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic?
- Does a resilient health system translate into health resilience in fragile and conflict affected contexts?
- What new innovations or approaches in systems thinking can be applied to build resilient health systems?
Meet the panel
Mary Van Lieshout
GOAL Deputy CEO and Head of External Affairs
Resilience Lead in Health for MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience at GOAL-USA
Laura E.R. Peters
Research Fellow at University College London
Social Scientist at The RAND Corporation
October 2021 - Strategies to Progress Disaster Resilience in Fragile and Conflict Affected Contexts
This 90-minute webinar explored the key challenges and strategies to progress disaster resilience in fragile and conflict affected contexts. Our panel of experts drew on years of experience and lessons learned from the field in the Middle East and Latin America.
Panelists from GOAL, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), UNDRR and Irish Aid attempted to answer the following questions:
- Is resilience a remedy for fragility?
- What are the main challenges to progress disaster resilience in fragile and conflict affected contexts?
- Can a systems approach be used to enhance resilience through disaster risk reduction programmes in fragile and conflict affected contexts?
Meet the panel
Ambassador David Donoghue
Former Ambassador at Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Ireland’s Permanent Representative to the UN
Dr Ronak Patel
Director of Urbanization and Resilience Programme at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
Deputy Chief of the Regional Office for the Americas & the Caribbean of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
Dr Georgina Jordan
GOAL Head of Emergency Response
International Research Scholar at the University of Sydney and Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Visiting Scientist at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Patrick Mc Manus
Deputy Director, Policy Unit, Development Co-operation & Africa Division of Irish Aid