Conference Report: Resilience Capacity Building – Implications for NATO
The Institute of International Relations along with NATO Science for Peace and Security Program and the Finnish institute of International Affairs hosted two-day high level conference on the very current issue of Resilience. We are proud to be working with so many notable persons and institutions. We strive to raise awareness about this topic and contribute to the evolving debate with our expertise.
Perception of safety and security has changed immeasurably in the last decade. Practitioners of hybrid warfare are often less intent on seizing and holding territory than destroying or disrupting the ability of governments to function. Experts argue that against hybrid threats alongside illegal immigrants, cyber-attacks, terrorism and other hazards, a military deterrent and response capability are necessary but not sufficient.
Faced with a variety of different risks, policy-makers have recognized that not all disasters can be averted, and security can never be fully achieved. This explains why resilience has assumed so much importance lately – it aims at being prepared and exercised to resist, recover and then adapt to adverse events.
That is why the Institute of International Relations, along with its partners, is eager to contribute to help building a resilient society that has the capacity to react and respond to various challenges.It is important to understand resilience, prepare for emergencies that might occur, share best practices and improve training and education.
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