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From Crisis to Resilience

Webinar Series

Webinar 3 - From Crisis to Resilience: Systems Approaches to Urban Resilience in Fragile and Conflict Affected Contexts

GOAL, The Rand Corporation, University College London, and The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, sponsored by Irish Aid, are hosted “From Crisis to Resilience”, a webinar series that aims to spark interest and explore 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.

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. Our panel of experts will draw on years of experience and lessons learned from the field in Latin America.

Panelists from GOAL, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), World Bank Group and USAID aimed to answer 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?

This webinar is free and open to all.

Meet the panel

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David Sanderson

Professor and Inaugural Judith Neilson Chair in Architecture

Bernard-McCaul

Bernard McCaul

Deputy Director, Programme Innovation and LAC regional Director

Ronak Patel

Dr. Ronak B. Patel

Director, Urbanization and Resilience Program

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Phil Gelman

Regional Advisor at the US Agency for International
Development, Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance

Webinar 2 - From Crisis to Resilience: Progressing Health System Resilience in Fragile and Conflict Affected Contexts

On Thursday 17th November, the 2nd webinar in our 'From Crisis to Resilience' series took place - '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 USAID MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience, RAND Corporation and UCL aimed to answer the following questions:

What are the challenges to progress resilient health in fragile and conflict affected contexts?

  • What learning can be drawn from the impact of the COVID 19 Pandemic relating to progressing resilient health in fragile and conflict affected contexts?
  • 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

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Mary Van Lieshout

GOAL Deputy CEO and Head of External Affairs

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Mesrak Nadew

Resilience Lead in Health for MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience at GOAL-USA

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Laura E.R. Peters

Research Fellow at University College London

Aaron Clark-Ginsberg

Social Scientist at The Rand Corporation

Webinar 1 - Strategies to Progress Disaster Resilience in Fragile and Conflict Affected Contexts

On Monday 11th October the 1st webinar in our 'From Crisis to Resilience' series took place - '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:

  • What are the main challenges to progress disaster resilience in fragile and conflict affected contexts?
  • Is resilience a remedy for fragility?
  • Can a systems approach be used to enhance resilience through disaster risk reduction programmes in fragile and conflict affected contexts?

Presentations from the panelists

Meet the panel

Ambassador-David-Donoghue

Ambassador David Donoghue

Former Ambassador at Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Ireland’s Permanent Representative to the UN

Ronak-Patel

Dr Ronak Patel

Director of Urbanization and Resilience Programme at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Nahuel-Arenas

Nahuel Arenas

Deputy Chief of the Regional Office for the Americas & the Caribbean of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)

Georgina-Jordan

Dr Georgina Jordan

GOAL Head of Emergency Response 

Sonny-Patel

Sonny Patel

International Research Scholar at the University of Sydney and Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Visiting Scientist at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Patrick McManus

Patrick Mc Manus

Deputy Director, Policy Unit, Development Co-operation & Africa Division of Irish Aid

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 will explore 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.

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