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The Data-sharing Imperative: Lessons from the Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic led the UK shutting down in March 2020. This paper, by Dr Andrea Simmons, explains how improved data sharing would have enabled better delivery of services to… Read more

Enhancing Warnings

This report by Dr Carina Fearnley and Professor Ilan Kelman from the UCL Warning Research Centre offers insights into what warnings are and how they can better support actions for… Read more

Food for thought

This article by Ed Persson, an Executive Assistant with the National Preparedness Commission, looks at the implications of the National Food Strategy and its relevance for resilience. Earlier this year,… Read more

Preparing for extreme risks

Lord James Arbuthnot chaired a recent House of Lords’ Special Select Committee on the theme of ‘Preparing for Extreme Risks: Building a Resilient Society. Here, he describes the key elements… Read more

The Defence contribution to resilience

The UK MOD has recently released the Joint Doctrine Publication (JDP) 02, UK Operations: The Defence Contribution to Resilience (4th Edition). As the Foreword makes clear, ‘Defence has a key… Read more

Cyber resilience: A leadership challenge and responsibility

Steve Hill, Managing Director, Global Head of Operational Resilience at Credit Suisse, and Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King’s College London, together with Sadie Creese, Professor of Cybersecurity at the… Read more

‘Whole of Society’ – the civic dimension

In this article, Robert Hall, Research and Programme Co-ordinator for the NPC and Director of Strategy for Resilience First, examines what the ‘whole of society’ means in terms of civic… Read more

Partnering with Purpose

This report, prepared by Marsh McLennan for the National Preparedness Commission, examines the opportunities for stronger interactions between public and private sectors. Founded on extensive desk research and interviews with… Read more

Put people first to get emergency response right

The Chief Executive of the British Red Cross, Mike Adamson, writes for the National Preparedness Commission about the importance of influencing the National Resilience Strategy and Civil Contingencies Act review…. Read more

Enhancing Defence’s Contribution to Societal Resilience in the UK

A report conducted by the Global Strategic Partnership (GSP) on behalf of the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC) within the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) was published on 21… Read more