Recovery, Renewal, Resilience

Documents on Resilience

Recovery, Renewal, Resilience: The Manchester Webinar Series

Our team, in collaboration with partners are running a series of webinars that explore recovery and renewal from COVID-19. The webinars mark key dates, discuss the themes emerging and developing through our project and report on key findings, good practice and global learning. Watch our most recent webinars by clicking on the webinar title below. You can keep up to date and register for upcoming webinars on our main project site here.

  1. Continuity & Resilience Series: Human aspects of resilience (September 2021)
  2. Continuity & Resilience Series: Building the resilience of essential services post-Covid (July 2021)
  3. A Collective Memory: A webinar examining post pandemic commemoration (June 2021)
  4. Continuity & Resilience Series: Looking beyond COVID-19 (June 2021)
  5. COVID-19: Resilience Planning & Emergency Management (May 2021)
  6. Recovering from COVID-19 (April 2021)
  7. Communities - the new local resilience capability (April 2021)
  8. Recovery and renewal from COVID-19: A year of The Manchester Briefing (March 2021)
  9. One year of COVID-19: Delivering a Green and Just Recovery (March 2021)

House of Lords - Risk Communications

Prof Duncan Shaw gave evidence to the House of Lords Risk Assessment and Risk Planning Select Committee, focusing on how the public can be mobilised as a resource to support national resilience. "We need to take a strategic approach to supporting communities to prepare for and respond to emergencies. In the UK we have this notion of community resilience, but it is quite difficult a concept to pin down. Local authorities and national government are trying to understand what this means."

Watch Risk Assessment and Risk Planning Committee here

April 2021

VCS Emergencies Partnership

Duncan Shaw and David Powell examine The Emergencies Partnership which offers a unique proposition – to bring together like-minded organisations and represent a sector’s support to major emergencies.

April 2021

Communities as a local asset for Resilience

Our work was spotlighted in the University of Manchester magazine discussing how communities are a local asset for resilience.

April 2021

Public involvement in emergency planning - Written evidence

Written evidence to the House of Lords committee focusing on the benefits of increasing public involvement in emergency planning and the role of exercising to test risk preparedness, and addresses lessons learnt from COVID-19 for approaches to risk planning and risk assessment.

January 2021

Recovering from COVID-19: the key issues

This document has been written to summarise and supplement existing guidance on recovery from disasters and pandemics in the unique context of COVID-19 and to incorporate wider learning and experience from the team who produced it. It outlines the key issues and details the approach to recovery our team believe are needed.

Recovering from COVID-19: the key issues

The University of Manchester, 2020

UK pandemic preparedness - Written evidence

This document of written evidence identifies a number of challenges faced by the UK in preparation for a pandemic, including logistics, guidance and funding. Insights were collated from interviews with people with expertise in emergency planning from the government and the NHS.

November 2020

Contact tracing apps: Considerations for local authorities

Dr Nathanial O'Grady explores contact tracing apps and identifies the core considerations for local governments in the UK:

May 2020