Upcoming symposium: Symposium 5 - Building Resilience Series | Disaster Resilience   

To register your interest in attending this symposium, or the next symposium in this series, please click here:  

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The next Frontiers of Development symposium will take place between 2-4 March 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey, focusing on the theme of disaster resilience. This event will be in partnership with Boğaziçi University. The event will expect to explore themes such as: 

  • Understanding vulnerabilities and crisis points, including systemic vulnerabilities 
  • Embedding disaster resilience into broader development interventions 
  • Efficient post-disaster recovery phase that supports wellbeing 
  • The importance of governance in resilience building 
  • Sharing best practise and lessons learned  

Please note, the Academy will cover all costs of travel, accommodation and subsistence related to this event.


Symposia 4-6: Building Resilience Series
Urban Crisis Resilience | Disaster Resilience | Resilient Resource Use

This series of the Frontiers of Development programme focused on Building Resilience. The programme brings together early-mid career participants from engineering, medical, social and natural science backgrounds across industry, academia, government and NGOs, for 2.5 day symposia with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the heart of them.   


Past Symposium 4: Building Resilience Series | Urban Crisis Resilience 

The first symposium of the series was held in partnership with Heriot-Watt university in July 2019 at the university's Malaysia campus. For more information on this symposium, please visit our past symposia page


Future Symposium 6: Building Resilience Series | Resilient Resource Use  

The third symposium in the Building Resilience Series will be held in July 2020. This symposium will focus on the theme of Resilient Resource Use. Please stay up to date here for more information to come or you can express your interest at the top of this page.