Session
Plenary 1: Implementing Resilience in a World of Interconnectedness and Emerging Challenges
Time:
Monday, 29/Aug/2016:
10:30am - 12:30pm

Room: Davos I
plenary hall

Plenary Session co-hosted and chaired by DG JRC, European Commission

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

  • Dan Chirondojan, Director DG JRC Directorate E: Space, Security and Migration, European Commission, Ispra, Italy

    "Linking the dots: From islands of knowledge to resilient societies"

SESSION CHAIR: Georg PETER, Head of Unit, DG JRC, European Commission, Ispra, Italy

PANELLISTS:

  • Paul Th. GELTON, Director Resilience, National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security, Ministry of Security and Justice, The Haague, The Netherlands

    "The Dutch comprehensive approach to resilient infrastructures"

  • Arnoud MOLENAAR, Chief Resilience Officer, the City of Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Satoru NISHIKAWA, Executive Director of Research, Japan Center for Area Development Research JCADR, Tokyo, Japan

    "Institutionalizing the Application of Latest DRR Technologies for the Public at Large, the Japanese Efforts to Reach the Last One Mile"

  • Stephen CAUFFMAN, Research Engineer, National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)

    "Community Resilience Planning"


Session Abstract

Resilient communities and societies are able to withstand major disruptive events with minimal losses and optimized recovery times. However, resilience is not an intrinsic capacity. It requires investment, collaboration among authorities involving critical infrastructure owners as well as the civil society in the framework of an inclusive effort of planning, implementation, review and adaptation to emerging challenges. It is an iterative process that needs to be unequivocally introduced in the overall planning of modern communities and societies. Emerging issues in Europe and worldwide dictate a paradigm shift: It is not just adverse events that stress communities and societies; the current sociopolitical situation and economic impact factors need to be considered and taken under serious consideration. The UNISDR Sendai Framework for DRR provides guidance to cope with interconnected risks and emerging challenges. The session will address the whole spectrum of authorities’ planning and stakeholders’ engagement and implementation towards rendering resilience an integrated part of the daily community and society modus operandi and planning. The panelists will provide an inside of their experience to create stronger links between research and implementation. This session serves to stimulate the debate in the scientific community towards identifying innovative and novel ways to address current and future challenges related to resilience leveraging the research efforts in the areas of complex systems, economic and societal impact. Furthermore it is expected to stimulate the debate among policy makers to identify new and innovative ways to foster the engagement of the right stakeholders at different levels of granularity.


Presentations

Linking the dots: From islands of knowledge to resilient societies

DAN CHIRONDOJAN

European Commission Joint Research Centre, Italy

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Chair Plenary 1: Implementing Resilience in a World of Interconnectedness and Emerging Challenges

Georg PETER

European Commission Joint Research Centre, Italy

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Panelist Plenary 1: Implementing Resilience in a World of Interconnectedness and Emerging Challenges

Paul GELTON

Ministry of Security and Justice, Netherlands, The

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Panelist Plenary 1: Implementing Resilience in a World of Interconnectedness and Emerging Challenges

Arnoud MOLENAAR

City of Rotterdam, Netherlands, The

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Institutionalizing the application of latest DRR technologies for the public at large, the Japanese efforts to reach the last one mile

Satoru NISHIKAWA

JCADR, Japan

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Community Resilience Planning

Stephen Alan CAUFFMAN

National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States of America

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