Wanted: a better economic framework for resilience

NPC Commissioner Helene Galy, Director, Willis Research Network, Willis Towers Watson has written this article for the NPC, which brings in wide ranging examples, including tackling the increasingly pressing issue… Read more

Effective Communication with the Public During a Crisis Round Table

Here is a summary of the round table organised by the National Preparedness Commission (NPC) to discuss the the literature review “Communicating Effectively with the Public During a Crisis” which… Read more

Crises, resilience, and complex systems

In this article for the National Preparedness Commission, systems thinker and business strategist Miguel Pantaleon, Ideas Infinitas, explores how systems theory can help us understand the characteristics of complex systems… Read more

How to unlock value through resilience and evolve for disruption

This article by Bobbie Ramsden-Knowles, Crisis and Resilience Partner, PwC UK, explores different facets of how resilience can unlock value, and sets out the business case for why leaders need… Read more

What does Category 2 Responder status mean for the Met Office?

The essential role the Met Office plays at times of severe weather and during related emergencies across the UK has been formalised with the recent granting of Category 2 Responder… Read more

UK Resilience Lessons Digest 2: Learning in Action

The second volume of the UK Resilience Lessons Digest was published this month.  Once again, Lianna Roast , Resilience Knowledge Coordinator at the Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College, has provided… Read more

10 Golden Rules: How an effective ‘safe to fail’ training and exercising programme can improve response capability

Every emergency yields lessons for improvement – lessons that need to go beyond the identification stage and be truly ‘learned’ if we are to avoid repeated failure.  Effective training and… Read more

Initial response to the Integrated Review Refresh (IR2023)

In this blogpost, Katie Barnes, Executive Director of the National Preparedness Commission, reflects on the government’s refresh of the 2021 Integrated Review of Defence, Development and Foreign Policy, with its… Read more

Making whole-of-society resilience everyone’s business

This article by Andy Towler, Founder of the Resilience Group, former Chief Superintendent and disaster preparedness advisor to the National Emergencies Trust, explores how whilst the UK Resilience Framework is… Read more

The Role of Industry in Sweden’s Total Defence: Past, Present, and Future

This article by Pär Malmberg, Jan Ottosson, Martin Eriksson, and Olle Jansson discusses Sweden’s work with industry as part of its total defence concept and whole-of-society approach to national preparedness…. Read more