Pathways to Resilience


14 -16 Jun | FRS researcher Tang Junqing to present 'Assessment of Community Resilience with Complex Network Perspective' at the upcoming conference in Cape Town.

In the face of the apparently intractable challenges to human well-being, knowledge of how and why individuals, families and communities adapt to adversity and transform their worlds has become increasingly important.

Pathways to Resilience IV will provide a forum for understanding how this adaptation varies across cultures, how those in the Global South define resilience, and what can be done to meaningfully support health, wellbeing and social justice. The conference will focus on the Global South where people are often disproportionately challenged by double and triple jeopardies - being both socially marginalized because of race, gender, ability or class, while at the same time experiencing climate change, armed conflict, and structural inequality.

Ultimately, optimal individual, family and community functioning is the reason we study resilience. The conference aims to make a real difference to those who are tasked with responding to adversity, not only in the Global South, but in the Global North as well. At this conference, FRS doctoral researcher Tang Junqing will present 'Assessment of Community Resilience with Complex Network Perspective'.

This international conference is hosted by the Resilience Research Centre (RRC) at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada and Optentia Research Focus Area from the North-West University’s Vaal Triangle Campus, South Africa.

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