Thriving, Not Just Surviving
Solutions for Global Resilience
The Inaugural Global Resilience
Research Network Summit
29 March 2018
The GRRN Mission
Novel approaches for responding to the growing array of shocks and protracted disruptions are urgently needed. Devising them requires close collaboration amongst researchers, policymakers and practitioners worldwide. The Global Resilience Research Network, founded by the Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University, provides a forum for collaboration on resilience-building efforts, and supports the sharing of resilience tools, applications, skills, and best practices to facilitate their rapid and widespread adoption worldwide.
About the 2018 GRRN Summit
The Inaugural GRRN Summit in Boston, USA, brought together leading resilience experts from 20 major universities and research institutions from 14 countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America. Powerful stories were shared by distinguished practitioners who have recently been on the front lines of managing some of the 21st century’s most catastrophic disasters. They reinforced the urgent need for developing new resilience-building tools, applications, and skills. Researchers and thought leaders work together, sharing expertise, forging collaborative relationships, and identifying applied research projects that will help build greater individual, community, system and societal resilience. We look forward to the 2019 Summit that will be hosted by Fraunhofer EMI on April 10-11 in Freiburg, Germany.