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Joab Omondi

Joab Omondi is a PhD Research Student at Anglia Ruskin University’s Global Sustainability Institute (GSI) and Associate Lecturer in the Faculty of Science in the same university. Before that, he graduated with a Masters from King’s College, University of London specialising in Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Science (GIS). He taught Geography and Environmental Science Secondary school level and worked with several environmental NGOs in both Africa and the UK.

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What is Resilience?

Put simply resilience is the ability of a system to absorb shock and carry on performing the function that it was designed to do. The system can be anything from global supply chains to individual houses, from transport networks to local allotments. Resilience is a response to the realisation that we have designed our world to work well, so long as nothing changes very much. Our trains run unless there is bad weather, our energy supplies are secure unless there is an earthquake and our communities hang together until there is cause to riot.

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