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New Approaches to Equitable Resilience

New Approaches to Equitable Resilience

Key contacts: Keith Hyams

Funding: Royal Academy of Engineering

Partners: Busara Centre for Behavioural Economics, Kenya

Start date: 2020

End date: 2022

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Project overview

A variety of behavioural and structural factors impact individuals’ ability to think and act in resilient ways. Based on field research in Kenya, the first aim of this project is to shed new light on key psychological factors that drive resilience, and determine whether this information can facilitate predictive modelling of resilient behaviour. The second aim of the project is to understand the ethical implications of individual differences in resilient behaviour. For example, are there reasons to direct particular attention and resources to those who, by virtue of psychological characteristics, do not easily adopt resilient behaviours?