Identifying the factors affecting University-Enterprise Collaborations for Disaster Resilience

  • Dias Hemachandra (Speaker)
  • Amaratunga, D. (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
  • Haigh, R. (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

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Abstract
Strengthening collaborations among multi-stakeholder partnerships is one of the Sustainable Development Goals in delivering the development agenda. Such collaborations can be established at global, national and local levels. For example, the benefit of collaborations among multi-stakeholders has been evident during the COVID-19 pandemic in finding solutions to end the pandemic. Moreover, the vaccine's development and production can be considered one of the most successful collaborations between academia, industry, and the governments.
Having understood the significance of such collaborations, a group of academics in Asia proposed a project to strengthen university-enterprirse collaborations (UEC) to strengthen disaster resilience in Asia. Aisa’s high hazard profile and the unequal and underdeveloped nature of UEC encouraged them to propose this study. Accordingly, they initiated the project called SECRA (Strengthening University-enterprise Collaboration for Resilient Communities in Asia) funded by the Erasmus Programme of the European Commission. The project aims to develop a framework for strengthening community disaster resilience through strengthening UEC. In order to develop the proposed framework, the study conducted an initial literature review to identify the factors that affected UEC. Then the study conducted a thematic analysis to identify key thematic areas based on their relatedness.
The study revealed more than forty different factors affecting the UEC. The factors are grouped into cultural, structural, relational, and material as thematic areas. In addition, the literature review also found several good practices adopted in several countries supporting their UECs. These findings will be utilised to develop a more systematic, institutionalised and monitored framework for strengthening UEC for countries in Asia towards disaster resilience.
Period31 Aug 2022
Event titleInternational Conference for Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society 2022: Sustainability Across the Built and Natural Environments
Event typeConference
LocationBristol, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational