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Communities: the new local resilience capability examined in a recent webinar

During COVID-19, we have witnessed community responses on a scale and diversity that was previously unthinkable with invisible acts of good neighbourliness, donations by businesses of all sizes, and the creation of thousands of mutual aid groups, all in addition to the work of the voluntary sector.

We now need to galvanise the progress made, identify and remove barriers for communities to flourish, and co-produce a new understanding of risk, vulnerability and capability through communities.

This webinar asks whether community resilience can be a new local resilience capability, and explores different models of community action from the US, Chile and the UK to illustrate how this might be achieved.


Duncan Shaw – Professor of Operations and Critical Systems, Alliance Manchester Business School

Fernando Padilla - National Director of the Volunteer Programme, National Youth Institute Chile

Suu-Va Tai – President of Community Emergency Responses Teams (CERT), US

Hannah Tankard - Business Emergency Resilience Campaign Director, Business In The Community

Watch a recording of the webinar below: