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HOW DO WE BUILD A RESILIENT SOCIETY?

6:00pm-7:15pm on Thursday 31 March

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Babbage Lecture Theatre, (Through the Pembroke Archway), New Museums Site Downing Street, CB2 3RS

In this presentation by research organisation RAND Europe, experts discuss what we understand by the notion of societal resilience, exploring what could be done to improve and bolster resilience in the UK, and if we can learn lessons from other countries.

A crisis event can take many forms, whether that be a flash flood, global pandemic or a cyberattack on critical infrastructure. No matter the size or shape, events like these can have devastating consequences for all involved and leave communities and countries changed forever. Climate change alone will likely increase the chance of extreme weather events such as floods, droughts and storms around the world. So, how do we help societies prepare for these sorts of shocks and to be able to rebuild and recover afterwards?

In this panel presentation by not-for-profit research organisation RAND Europe, experts will discuss what we understand by the notion of societal resilience or the ability of society to rebound from a crisis event. They’ll explore what could be done to improve and bolster resilience in the UK and if there are lessons we can learn from other countries.

Speakers Sir Ian Andrews CBE TD, vice-chair of the National Preparedness Commission (NPC) and former second permanent secretary, Ministry of Defence; Rebecca Lucas, a defence, security and infrastructure analyst at RAND Europe; and Stephen Baker, chief executive of East Suffolk Council and a commissioner for the NPC, will draw on recent research as well as expert knowledge to highlight how all of society, from national decision makers to emergency services, the UK's Armed Forces and the public, need to work together in the endeavour to bolster societal resilience.

Booking/Registration is: REQUIRED

Additional Information

Age: Adults
Format: Talk
Timing: In person
Cost: Free - booking required
Event Capacity: 400
Theme: Society, Environment
Accessibility: Accessible toilet, Partial access - please contact us for details, Lift
Image copyright: © Crown copyright

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