RESILOC aims to increase the understanding of resilience in local communities and to generate strategic tools empowering local actors to assess the resilience of their communities and identify actions to increase it. A key component of developing these tools will be running field trials within each of the identified localities to test, validate and adjust progress through the implementation phase of the project.
The field trials will conclude with a real-time exercise in each locality based upon an identified disaster scenario. During these exercises, the RESILOC platform will be used to collect information that will allow a reassessment of the resilience profile previously generated. In this way, stakeholders will be able to analyse the impact of the crisis on the resilience of their community and identify possible new actions, choosing the most effective future intervention and communication strategy.
The process for designing the trials is being developed into the RESILOC Trial Guidance (RTG) which is based upon key components of the Trial Guidance Methodology created by the Driver+ project. The largest challenges of this approach relate to the diverse nature of the communities involved and the varied resources each has available to them at a time of crisis. The RTG will enable the process to be scaled to fit the circumstances of each whilst maintaining the integrity of the trials and their results.
Work on the RTG has begun and continues with full involvement of the host localities. The trials themselves will run in the second half of 2022.