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Conference Resilience Measurement, Evidence, and Learning Conference 2018
This conference will convene: resilience measurement and research specialists; resilience monitoring, evaluation and learning practitioners; and resilience technical advisors, programmers and influencers. It will highlight the state-of-the-art in resilience measurement, evaluation and learning, and will bring forward evidence and knowledge about what works for enhancing the resilience of people and systems in differing contexts.

Drawing on the findings, experience and expertise of specialists from diverse sectors, disciplines and geographies, the conference will develop a forward-looking agenda for future advances and innovations in resilience measurement, evaluation and learning, and identify critical themes for research and knowledge development for resilience that respond to practitioner and policy maker knowledge needs.

LOCATION: New Orleans, Louisiana (USA) in partnership with Tulane University, The Jung Hotel & Residences New Orleans

Request for Proposals is open until July 30th. For RMEL Conference information and the RFP submissions link please visit

If you have any questions about the Request for Proposals, or inquiries about partnering with the conference, please email

RMEL 2018 Conference themes will be:
Theme One: Resilience Measurement, Evidence and Learning in Different Contexts
Theme Two: Resilience Measurement, Evidence and Learning across Sectors, Disciplines and Scales
Theme Three: Innovations in Resilience Measurement, Evidence and Learning Methods and Theory
Theme Four: Building the Knowledge Base for Resilience
Theme Five: From Evidence to Action in Resilience
Conference Australia's first disaster resilience conference is just around the corner!
When a disaster hits a community, it's personal - everyone is affected, and everyone has a role. Whatever sector you're from, the first-ever Australian Disaster Resilience Conference will give you fresh insight into building resilience in the face of disasters. Join researchers and practitioners from around the country to share knowledge, broaden your thinking and add your voice to important national conversations.

Register for the conference to explore:
• strategy, policy and new directions in resilience thinking
• effective recovery programs
• measuring and assessing resilience
• managing animals in disasters
• building resilience through education for young people.

The Australian Disaster Resilience Conference will run from 6-7 September 2018 in Perth, concurrently with AFAC18, Australia's leading emergency management conference and exhibition. Be part of this flagship event with government, community groups, NGOs, research organisations, emergency services, education and the private sector. Check out the program and register now for the inaugural conference at
Position Postdoc Michigan State University Department of Community Sustainability
Please see the following link for a potential job opportunity at Michigan State University in the Department of Community Sustainability. We're looking for a postdoc interested in applied food system research for a project on creating leverage points in the food system of Flint, Michigan
Announcement Learning for Resilience: insights from Cambodia's rural communities
This publication emerged from four years of sustained research by partners in the Food Security, Climate Change and Natural Resources Management in Cambodia research program. In implementing this major program, the Learning Insti tute received financial support from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada and acted as a grant-making organization for partners.

This book summarizes lessons learned from rural communities about ways they have tried to build resilience in the face of changes that have affected their social-ecological systems. The research program consists of a diversity of projects spanning the country and focusing on a wide variety of themes and issues. Each project addresses specific dimensions of the nexus of 'climate change-food security-natural resources management' but they are integrated under one common research framework.

It was primarily witten by Khmer teams of researchers and was edited by Dr. Jean Christophe-Diepart and Ronald W. Jones for the Learning Institute in Phnom Penh.
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