Symposium on Resilience Research for Global Development Challenges

September 30, 2021  |  9am-5pm
October 1, 2021  |  9am-12pm

ENR2, University of Arizona
 

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OVERVIEW

On Sept 30-Oct 1, the 2021 Symposium on Resilience Research for Global Development Challenges brought together more than 120 UA faculty, students, and researchers to share experiences and ideas on pressing global challenges such as climate change, COVID-19, and conflict. “Resilience” is an integrating and complex term that is conceptualized, researched, and measured differently by different disciplines. At its core, resilience is about individuals, communities, and societies being able to maintain, and even transform, in the face of strain. Building resilience is also elusive, and a diversity of ideas is needed to address the critical human environmental problems of the day.

In keeping with AIR’s tradition of a focus on solutions, partnerships, and transdisciplinarity, the symposium had two goals. First, it provided a forum to showcase UA research in order to be a stepping stone for new collaborations and learning around resilience. To this end, the forum hosted 40 presentations on diverse topics such as agroforestry; water, energy, and food security; psychosocial resilience; and remote sensing technologies for monitoring crises, as well as a workshop to discuss topics in more depth. Second, the symposium presented a view that external opportunities are in bloom, and that the University of Arizona is well positioned to be the go-to thought leader for research on resilience and development.

The symposium was convened by AIR International Programs, with support from AIR International Programs' affiliates: Office of Global Projects, Tango International, RII, and the Department of Anthropology. 


PROGRAM

The first day of the symposium featured a keynote plenary, a panel on a global resilience research initiative at the University of Arizona, and flash talk presentations from participants. Portions of the recorded Thursday events are available within the schedule tabs below.

The second day included smaller workshops and only took place in person. Facilitators in collaboration with symposium attendees used the time to discuss key themes and potential avenues of collaboration and influence that could be pursued beyond the symposium.


PRESENTATIONS

We have posted all available videos and slides according to the permissions of the presenters.

Introduction to the Symposium on Resilience Research for Global Development Challenges

Dr. Zack Guido
Director, International Programs, Arizona Institutes for Resilience

Video

Welcoming Remarks Dr. Betsy Cantwell
Senior Vice President for Research, Innovation & Impact

Video

The Rise of Resilience in International Development Dr. Greg Collins
Associate Vice President, Resilience & International Development

Video

Resilience Research in Practice Tim Frankenberger
President, TANGO International

Video

Presenter Title Links

Dr. Karletta Chief
Department of Environmental Science

Indigenous Food, Energy and Water Security and Sovereignty during COVID-19

Slides   Video

Ann Furbush
Agricultural and Resource Economics

Family ties: Understanding household labor allocation for mitigating impacts of disasters, conflict, and COVID-19

Slides   Video

Nupur Joshi
School of Geography, Development and Environment

COVID-19 lockdowns: Linkages between lockdown- induced employment disruptions, water access and hygiene practices in informal settlements of Nairobi

Slides   Video

Kate Chambers
College of Science

Assessing the barriers to and reasons for intention to vaccinate against COVID-19 among United States adults: A scoping review

Slides   Video

Saha Apurba
Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering

Resilient NdFeB magnet recycling under the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic: Stochastic programming and Benders decomposition

Slides   Video

Dr. Javier Osorio
School of Government and Public Policy

Political and criminal violence in Latin America

Slides   Video

Dr. Susan Brewer-Osorio
Center for Latin American Studies

The Collective Reincorporation of Ex-Combatants and Post-Conflict Stability

Slides   Video

Dr. Jeannine Relly
School of Journalism, School of Government and Public Policy

Surviving Mexico: Resistance and Resilience among Journalists in the 21st Century

Slides   Video

Dr. Maria Porter
Department of Political Economy and Moral Science

Picture-Based Crop Monitoring and Social Comparison Improves Perceptions of Fairness and Raises Demand for Insurance: A Field Experiment in Ethiopia

Slides   Video

Dr. William Simmons
Human Rights Practice, Department of Gender & Women’s Studies

Measuring Individual-Level Resilience and Post- Traumatic Growth in International Development: The Case of an Arts-Based Intervention among Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

Slides   Video

Presenter Title Links

Dr. Yevheniia Varyvoda
The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

Considering Ecosystem Services in Food Systems Resilience

Slides   Video

Dr. Elisa Marchi
Human Rights Practice, College of Law

Building a New Framework to Address Ecological Crises: The Relationship Between Biocultural Diversity Discourse and Indigenous Collective Rights

Slides   Video

Marie-Blanche Roudaut
Arid Lands Resource Sciences

A biocultural lens to understand how agroforestry can contribute to climate resilience and sustainable rural livelihood

Slides   Video

Dr. Greg Barron-Gafford
School of Geography, Development and Environment, Biosphere 2

Harvesting the sun twice: Co-using land for sustainable food and electricity production in East Africa

Slides   Video

Dr. Kevin Fitzsimmons
Department of Environmental Science

Seven Years of Sustainable Aquaculture Development in Myanmar

Slides   Video

Dr. Joey Blankinship
Department of Environmental Science

Mitigating Dust Pollution for Climate-Resilient Development in Arid Regions

Slides   Video

Dr. Flurin Babst
School of Natural Resources and the Environment, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research

The role of arid ecosystems in climate change mitigation depends on a carbon-energy trade-off

Slides   Video

Dr. Yang Song
Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences

The feedback of Arizona Grassland to Longer Seasonal Droughts and its Implication for Dryland Carbon Cycling: Insights from Model-Experiment Integration

Slides   Video

Dr. Jason Field
School of Natural Resources and the Environment

Resilience in action: Guiding management responses to ecological transitions from disturbance and tree mortality

Slides   Video

Dr. Diana Liverman
School of Geography, Development and Environment

Safe and just targets for people and the planet

Slides   Video

Global Resilience Research at the University of Arizona: Building an Initiative

Introductory Remarks

Dr. Greg Collins
Associate Vice President, Resilience & International Development

Video

Humanitarian Assistance Technical Support - HATS

Dr. Tim Finan
Professor, School of Anthropology

Video

Perspectives from the Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance, USAID

Laura Meissner
Senior Economic Recovery & Market Systems Technical Advisor

Rhonda Stewart
Senior Humanitarian Information Management Advisor

Dr. Ayse Sezin Tokar
Senior Hydrometeorological Hazard Advisor

Video

Arizona Initiative for Resilience and International Development

Eric Bergthold
Executive Director of the Office of Global Projects

Dr. Zack Guido
Director, International Programs, Arizona Institutes for Resilience

Dr. Mark Langworthy
Vice President, TANGO International

Video

Presenter Title Links

Dr. Kacey Ernst
The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

Health in the face of global change- building community resilience

Slides   Video

Dr. Charles Gerba
Department of Environmental Science

Water Quality and Health in a Changing World

Slides   Video

Hannah Friedrich
School of Geography, Development and Environment

Satellite image analysis for anticipatory research and planning at flood-prone informal settlements

Slides   Video

Dr. Rohit Mukherjee
School of Geography, Development and Environment

High-resolution satellite imagery to train and validate deep learning models for mapping urban inundation extent

Slides   Video

Dr. Christopher Castro
Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences

High-resolution forecasting of extreme events in semi-arid to arid environments out to the sub- seasonal timescale

Slides   Video

Dr. Jonathan Sullivan
School of Geography, Development and Environment

Satellite imaging reveals increased proportion of population exposed to floods

 

Dr. Abu Kibria
Arizona Institutes for Resilience, School of Natural Resources and the Environment

The influence of development on the adaptation response to climate change in small coastal cities

Slides   Video

Dr. Sabrina Helm
Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Consumer Adaptation and Resilience in the Context of Climate Change

Slides   Video

Dr. Benjamin Lawrence
History Department

What About Widows? Violence, Refuge, and Resilience in Sub-Saharan African Widow Asylum Claims

 

Dr. Brian Mayer
School of Sociology

Community Resilience: Integrating Culture, Networks, and Governance for Disaster Risk Reduction

Slides   Video

Presenter Title Links

Dr. Adam Henry
School of Government and Public Policy

Policy Networks and Learning for Sustainable Development

 

Dr. Sharon Megdal
Water Resources Research Center, Department of Environmental Science

Water resilience challenges for groundwater- dependent communities along the United States- Mexico Borders

Slides   Video

Dr. Aletheia Ida & Susannah Dickinson
School of Architecture

Climate Change and Design for Resiliency and Adaptation in the Built Environment

 

Dr. Mette Brogden
Human Rights Practice

Orange economy as an approach to resilience and addressing climate change in the South

Slides

Dr. Jennifer Post
School of Music

Sonic Practices and Resilience: Cultural Forms and Ecological Knowledge in Mongolia

Video

Amelia Natoli
The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

Using the Tarjimly interpretation app to enhance refugee integration and communication at Iskashitaa Refugee Network and worldwide

Slides   Video

Dr. Lysette Davi
Honors College

Do students need to be resilient in the classroom? Leveraging Cultural Humility in Online Learning

Slides   Video

Dr. Adriana Zuniga-Teran
School of Landscape Architecture and Planning, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy

Developing an outreach model for green infrastructure to address flooding and sewage spills in Ambos Nogales

Slides   Video

Dr. Winslow Burleson
School of Information

Justice Equity Diversity Inclusion (JEDI) Inventioneering: Socio-Technical Convergence Catalysts Empowering Humanitarian Engineering

 

Dr. Joaquin Ruiz
RII Biosphere 2

The University of Arizona-Arava-JNF Institute

Video