Resilience Academy

Together with UNU-EHS and ICCCAD, the Munich Re Foundation is organising a Resilience Academies series. The aim is to invite players from all sectors to pursue dialogue and deepen knowledge in an intensive week of training and workshops. The academy events will be held alternately in Bangladesh and Germany.

2016 Resilience Academy - Loss and Damage

2016 Resilience Academy - Loss and Damage

Around 30 delegates from all over the world came together at the 2016 Resilience Academy to analyse how climate change, disaster management and livelihoods are related to each other in poor countries. The framework was set by a major United Nations vehicle. >more

2016 Resilience Academy and Building Pioneers – From knowledge to action

2016 Resilience Academy and Building Pioneers – From knowledge to action

Making new scientific findings and issuing policy recommendations – these are the goals of the Resilience Academies. Now we want to demonstrate that knowledge and action go together in practice as well, and are supporting an innovative construction project in Bangladesh. >more

2015 Resilience Academy: Talking to Ava Mulla

2015 Resilience Academy: Talking to Ava Mulla

Ava Mulla is a young entrepreneur from Germany. She has brought an environmentally-friendly and inexpensive method of making brick-like building stones to Bangladesh. If the concept finds wide acceptance, many more houses with greater resistance to disasters could be built. >more

Drought in California – Possible solutions

Drought in California – Possible solutions

The west of the United States is literally being dried out by a hundred-year drought. California has been hit particularly badly. The precipitation and temperature measurements suggest that it is the most extreme phase of drought on record. >more

"The river and school fees are devouring my land"

"The river and school fees are devouring my land"

Life in Singpur in Bangladesh was good until the river came too close. Now the peaceful village in the middle of Bangladesh is losing dozen of houses every year as the river swallows up the land. Many families are forced to look on as as their futures disappear into the water. >more

2015 Resilience Academy report

2015 Resilience Academy report

The Resilience Academy 2015 brought 30 young researchers from 15 countries together. The goal was to jointly analyse the "Loss and Damage" programme of the UN Climate Secretariat (UNFCCC) and to develop solutions for urgent issues >more

Announcement Resilience Academy 2015 – Loss and Damage

Announcement Resilience Academy 2015 – Loss and Damage

“Loss and Damage” is an emerging topic in climate change negotiations, research, policy and implementation of climate change action. It is a program of the UN to better understand the consequences of climate change effects. The Resilience Academy 2015 will serve the program. >more

The work of the 2014 Resilience Academy bears fruits

The work of the 2014 Resilience Academy bears fruits

One of the goals of the Resilience Academy is to draft scientific articles. The article entitled “Livelihood resilience in the face of climate change” has already been published in Nature Climate Change. Further working papers are available now. >more

2015 Resilience Academy Announcement

2015 Resilience Academy Announcement

The Resilience Academy 2015 in Bangladesh and the Resilience Academy 2016 in Germany will produce, combine and share knowledge about enhancing livelihood resilience to minimize loss and damage. >more

Resilience Academy 2014 – Participant pledges

Resilience Academy 2014 – Participant pledges

The participants of the 2014 Resilience Academy are serious about the results they achieved during the seminars. In a video message they pledge to implement the outcomes and goals of the academy in their daily work. >more

Resilience Academy 2014 – "Livelihoods amidst forced and managed transitions"

Resilience Academy 2014 – "Livelihoods amidst forced and managed transitions"

Our concept of organising two successive Academies with the same participants has proven its value. From the very first moment, the 35 people attending the Resilience Academy 2014 picked up on the topics from the previous year with great enthusiasm and concentration, and drove forwards academic concepts. >more

Resilience Academy 2013 - Experts in dialogue: "What is resilience?"

Resilience Academy 2013 - Experts in dialogue: "What is resilience?"

Resilience is a very complex issue. Experts from the academia, practitioners and decision makers explain their views and provide answers on how to increase resilience in our short films. >more

2013 Resilience Academy Report

2013 Resilience Academy Report

Natural disasters and climate change threaten the livelihoods of people in many regions of the world. They make successful development more difficult for the societies in poor countries. The first Resilience Academy in Bangladesh addressed this subject area. >more

2013 Resilience Academy, Dhaka - Call for applications

2013 Resilience Academy, Dhaka - Call for applications

Together with UNU-EHS and ICCCAD, we are organising a Resilience Academies series. The first seminar week is scheduled for September 2013 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Applications for attending the 2013 Resilience Academy can now be submitted.
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Disaster prevention

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Contact

> Christian Barthelt

> Thomas Loster

 

Links to partner organisations

> UNU-EHS

> ICCCAD