Recovering from COVID-19: community resilience

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • External authors:
  • Jennifer Bealt
  • David Powell


BSI asked Professor Duncan Shaw of the Alliance Manchester Business School to
share his team’s views on how countries should recover from the pandemic. Duncan is Chair of WG5 Community Resilience, part of ISO TC 292 Security and Resilience Duncan has spoken with 20 members of the working group (WG), around the world, to find out their views on recovery in their countries. To date he has conducted over 40 interviews globally. Using the interviews, he has identified lessons learned for the UK and for other countries on how to address the issues COVID-19 presents. The lessons have been compiled into small lessons which appear in their weekly ‘The Manchester Briefing on COVID-19’. The Briefing is aimed at those who plan and implement recovery from COVID-19, including government emergency planners and resilience officers. Each week they bring together international lessons and examples which may prompt thinking on the recovery from COVID-19, as well as other information from a range of sources and a focus on one key topic. The lessons are taken from websites (e.g. UN, WHO), documents (e.g. from researchers and governments), webinars (e.g. those facilitated by WEF, GCRN), etc. Register at to receive future briefings.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorking in the 'new normal'
PublisherBritish Standards Institution
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020