The focus of this week’s Manchester Briefing (Issue 38) is the role of the individual in relation to crises and the benefits of public involvement in emergency planning. We discuss how recovery reinstates preparedness, while renewal enhances resilience and consider how Local Resilience Capability can be understood, sustained and enhanced by local government. We share lessons from:
- Oman & Pakistan – communities as a Local Resilience Capability;
- The Philippines – employment policy lessons;
- Latin America & USA – transforming to hybrid working;
- Burkina Faso – COVID-19 and food supply chains;
- Italy – inclusive disaster resilience;
- New Zealand – communities informing recovery;
- UK – principles of co-production.
The University of Manchester's case study presents the key lessons from the UK’s National Audit Office Report ‘Initial learning from the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic’. Please feel free to share the briefing with your network. If you would like to contribute your knowledge, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.