WEBINAR - Resilient Communities - What Does That Mean?

  • April 9, 2014 · 7:30 PM
  • Online Meeting

This Webinar will look at what resilient communities mean and what are the building blocks that are necessary for resilience.

This is the first webinar in a series that we will be developing with our collaborative network on community resilience and that we hope will include a series of seminars and other events as well.

This webinar will be presented by Matt Scott a Lecturer at London Met University (one of our partners in this.) Matt is well known and respected in the community development field and is founder and Director of the Community Sector Coalition an organisation that has fostered and held many events around coalition building amongst communities. We hope to be working with the Coalition in developing some follow up activities to our meeting held in the House of Commons on Poverty on March 4th.

This webinar will focus on what is meant by community resilience emphasising that it should be a bottom up model and that it should be defined more widely than the government is at the moment.

The latest ‘Strategic National Framework on Community focuses on how individual and community resilience can work. Yet the question of what communities should be resilient about is not adequately addressed.

The National Risk Register for civil emergencies, which illustrates what it regards as being the key threats communities looks at natural disasters and terrorism.

Yet the World Economic Forum, which puts all of the above way below the 4 greatest risks, in terms of likelihood of occurring within the next 10 years. These are climate change, ‘energy price volatility’, fiscal crises and economic disparity.

It is important when discussing self resilient communities to do so in the context of these challenges so pressing in the next ten years and that we work with communities to build bottom up solutions.

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  • Francis S.

    Thanks to all those who attended the webinar last night on Community resilience. And thanks to Matt Scott for presenting it. Matt has had a long and committed history of working with communities and his interest in community development is widely know so we were pleased he agreed to do the werbinar with us.

    If you are interested in a recording then you can find it at https://onsync.digitalsamba.com/play/fs@globalnet21.org/16654-resilience

    Just click on the link and it will take you to the webinar platform.

    1 · April 10, 2014

  • John W.

    Very interesting and Matt responded to my comments.

    1 · April 10, 2014

  • Mark R.

    Is the whole conversation archived accessibly? I got in at the end, and the notes only showed from 12:11 Pacific (San Francisco) time -- maybe 8:11 or 7:11 your time?

    April 9, 2014

  • Mark R.

    I get javascript void (0)

    April 9, 2014

  • Mark R.

    The link is not working.

    April 9, 2014

  • Francis S.

    The login link for this evening's webinar is https://onsync.digitalsamba.com/go/fs@globalnet21.org/resilience Just click on it and it will take you right to the platform. See you there!

    April 9, 2014

  • Peter F.

    Sorry to miss this, due to scheduling conflicts.

    April 4, 2014

  • Joe T.

    you couldn't have got a better person to talk about communities than Matt Scott

    1 · April 2, 2014

  • Chris Le B.

    you have a typo: Lectruer - This webinar will be presented by Matt Scott a Lectruer at London Met University (one of our partners in this.) At the moment I am working without pay, inspiring and facilitating resilient communities (I hope) in New Zealand. More about my journey - www.biketheearth.net

    April 2, 2014

    • Francis S.

      Thanks and typo corrected! Will be very interested in your work in New Zealand.

      April 2, 2014

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