23 Jun 2023 - 24 Jun 2023 All day Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge



  • Rekha Bhangaonkar (University of Cambridge)
  • Albert Park (University of Oxford)


Resilience has emerged as a key theme for global climate action and sustainable development. Manifesting across academic and policy discourses, this raises a fundamental issue in defining the concept. To what extent does the idea of ‘resilience’ translate across international, interdisciplinary, and theory/practice borders? What efforts are being lost in translation, and what opportunities for cooperation can be identified? This workshop hence seeks to map and bridge different streams of ‘resilience’-based research and policy.

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Day 1

Friday 23 June 2023


9:30 - 10:00

Registration and coffee

10:00 - 10:30

Welcome and introductions

10:30 - 12:00

Roundtable 1: Resilience policy in Asia

Moderator: Noura Wahby (American University in Cairo)

  • Bo Kyung Kim (Seoul National University) & Taekyoon Kim (Seoul National University)
  • Julia Tijaja (ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute) & Albert Sanghoon Park (University of Oxford)
  • Rekha Bhangaonkar (University of Cambridge) & Thiagu Ranganathan (Centre of Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram)
  • Shailaja Fennell (University of Cambridge)


12:00 - 13:00


13:00 - 14:00

Roundtable 2: Resilience policy in Africa 

Moderator: Albert Sanghoon Park (University of Oxford)                                                                                                               

  • Noura Wahby (American University in Cairo)
  • Michael Ehis Odijie (University College London)
  • Lyn Kouadio (University of Cambridge)
  • Nungari Mwangi (African Development Bank)
  • Harald Flohr (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit)


14:30 - 15:00

Coffee break

15:00 - 16:30

Roundtable 3: Resilience policy in Europe

Moderator: Rekha Bhangaonkar (University of Cambridge)                                                                     

  • Katarzyna Zawalinska (Polish Academy of Sciences) 
  • Albert Sanghoon Park (University of Oxford)
  • Denis Fischbacher-Smith (University of Glasgow)  
  • Shachi Amdekar (UK Cabinet Office)
  • Elizabeth Stockdale (National Institute of Agricultural Botany)



Workshop close

Day 2

Saturday 24 June 2023


9:30 - 10:00

Coffee and welcome

10:00 - 12:00

Drafting session

12:00 - 14:00

Working lunch for final draft

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