The UWI is now a member of the Global Resilience Research Network

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is the newest member of a growing network of over 30 leading universities and institutes engaged in resilience research—the Global Resilience Research Network (GRRN).

Launched in 2018, under the auspices of the Global Resilience Institute (GRI) at Northeastern University in the US, the GRRN is a worldwide body which informs the development of new tools and applications to advance resilience best practices.

As a partner in the GRRN, The UWI will contribute its technical expertise through faculty researchers in sustainability, resilience, and disaster risk reduction.

Among The UWI experts who will serve on the GRRN are Dr. David Smith, Coordinator, Institute for Sustainable Development and Director, Centre for Environmental Management; Dr. Barbara Carby, Director, Disaster Risk Reduction Centre; Dr. Lloyd Waller, Director of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC), as well Consultant for Disaster Resilience at The UWI Office of Vice- Chancellor and Honorary Research Fellow Institute for Sustainable Development, Mr Jeremy Collymore.