“Resilience Academy” by Hotel Resilient
Hotel Resilient is launching a new initiative called the Resilience Academy to address gaps in academic and professional knowledge on crisis resilience in the hospitality sector.
Hotel Resilient’s DNA is tightly interwoven with research and teaching around disaster and climate resilience. In fact, Hotel Resilient found its start in 2016 as a research collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany, Griffith University in Australia and Bournemouth University in the UK to spearhead the development of the Hotel Resilient Standards together with private sector and government partners.
The Hotel Resilient core team is born out of the Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology (CEDIM) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany as well as the General Sir John Monash Foundation in Australia. Since its beginnings, the Hotel Resilient team has been involved in intense academic and governmental research, teaching and training activities with major universities and research networks. This has allowed Hotel Resilient to remain at the cutting edge of scientific and technical solutions.
Within such a fertile ground for collaboration, the Resilience Academy will draw on a wide network of international experts, and initiate partnerships with major universities and international organizations around the globe to provide the latest research, deliver online open courses and training programs, and promote knowledge on resilient tourism.
2021 will be an exciting year for the Resilience Academy by Hotel Resilient. We recently signed an organizational partnership with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) with an MoU focused on cooperations on research and knowledge transfer around disaster and climate resilience. Hotel Resilient is also part of at least two funded research projects starting in 2021, including a large EU Project on multi-hazard risk management focused in part on tourism and hotels.
The Resilience Academy aims to strengthen collaborations with different universities and other partners to identify opportunities as well as challenges that are likely to impact the hospitality industry with respect to disaster risk management and climate change adaptation with a focus on scientific research, education and capacity building. The overarching aim is to promote innovation, research and solve real-world-challenges of the hotel sector.
Activity summary of Hotel Resilient research, training and knowledge dissemination in 2020.
|Partnerships||Hotel Resilient joins the Action for Climate and Tourism Network (ACTNetwork), a global group of experts whose aim it is to collaborate and contribute positively towards finding and communicating long-term solutions for low-carbon and climate resilient tourism.|
|MoU signed with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) focused on cooperations on research and knowledge transfer around disaster and climate resilience.|
|Lectures and Webinars||Hotel Resilient partners with Swineburne University of Technology in Melbourne Australia and Curtin University in Perth Australia to present a lecture series on earthquake resilience in the hotel industry, following the M6.5 earthquake in Davao, Philippines hosted in Davao by Australia Awards.|
Lecture series and workshops supported through a project with the German Committee for Disaster Reduction (DKKV) and funded by GIZ, including:
Hotel Resilient participates in international conferences on resilient tourism: