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The Annual Resilience Congress Part 2

Updated: Nov 8, 2023

This event demonstrated excellent work by the Resilience Association to re-ignite the conversation and raise awareness surrounding the need for societal resilience to become a national priority, so together we can focus on building a more #ResilientNation. All of my conference reflections have led me to one place – to go on to truly think about the incredible work that has not been widely showcased, shared and amplified anywhere near enough; I could list numerous pieces and publications – but these are my highlights (in no specific order)

· HOUSE OF LORDS Select Committee on Risk Assessment and Risk Planning HL Paper 110 Report of Session 2021–22 Preparing for Extreme Risks: Building a Resilient Society

· The National Preparedness Commission: Independent Review of the 2004 Civil Contingencies Act lead by Bruce Mann, Kathy Settle and Andy Towler M.ISRM

· Marsh McLennan for the National Preparedness Commission: Partnering with Purpose

· The Centre for Long-Term Resilience: Future Proof The opportunity to transform the UK's resilience to extreme risks

· The National Preparedness Commission, in collaboration with Cranfield University, edited by Rick Cudworth: Resilience Reimagined: A Practical Guide for Organisations

· Sir Oliver Letwin - The Case for a New National Resilience Committee

· Dr Judy Scully, and Professor Duncan Shaw Alliance Manchester Business School, and National Consortium for Societal Resilience [UK+] Societal Resilience Initiatives During Covid-19

· Robyn Knox, VCS Emergencies Partnership: National Resilience Strategy: A Partnership response to the call for evidence

· Alliance Manchester Business School authored by Professor Duncan Shaw: Renewal of Community Resilience: A new local and national resilience capability?

· The Report by Reform ‘A state of preparedness: how government can build resilience to civil emergencies’.

· The British Red Cross: Ready for the future: Meeting people's needs in an emergency. Calling for people-centred systems, structures and legislation around emergencies in the UK.

· Kevin Blanchard MSc FRGS Rishma Maini MBChB PhD FFPH Lorcan Clarke and Prof. Virginia Murray: Public Health England and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030

· Michael Adamson CBE Chief Executive of the British Red Cross: Put people first to get emergency response right

So again thank you to the resilience association for enabling the conversation to continue, for raising awareness of the risks, the ever increasing need for #resilience across the spectrum; operationally, organizationally and nationally and for the #wholeofsociety.

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