This showcased the Resilience Policy Database and the Resilience Policy Proximity Index, developed by the Catalyst Project, which were designed to improve measures of resilience at national and local levels in the context of emergency planning and management.
The day involved presentations from academics working in the areas of resilience, disaster and emergency management in different contexts (environmental, governance, legislative and regulatory).
These were followed the a presentation of the Resilience Policy Database and the Resilience Policy Proximity Index as well as the model and data that the team developed, and a demonstration of the data tool and how it can be used.
10:00am Registration and coffee
10:30am - Welcome and opening to the day - Dr. Gina Yannitell Reinhardt, Department of Government.
10:45am - Incentivising Resilient, Sustainable Development: What can Computerised Text Analysis Reveal? - Dr. Gina Yannitell Reinhardt, Department of Government (with Dr. Kakia Chatsiou).
11:15am - Understanding the Ecological Impacts of Climate Change - Dr. Alex Dumbrell, School of Biological Sciences.
11:45am - Coffee break.
12:00pm - The double-edged sword of learning from disasters: Mortality in the Tohoku tsunami - Dr. Alejandro Flores Quiroz, Department of Government, (joint work with Professor Thomas Plümper and Professor Eric Neumayer).
12:30pm - Lunch.
13:30pm - Designing for Community Resilience using Social Networks - Dr. Jon Chamberlain, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering.
14:00pm - Ensuring Collaborative Accountability and Governance in Disaster Recovery - Professor Kelum Jayasinghe, Director - Centre for Environment and Society (CES), Essex Business School (EBS).
14:30pm - Break.
14:45pm - The Resilience Policy Database and the Resilience Index - Rationale and Demonstration - Queal King, Department of Economics; Dr. Kakia Chatsiou, Department of Government (with Dr. Gina Yannitell Reinhardt).
15:30pm - Discussion and round up.