RESILOC DIP Framework (single dimension)

The work carried out in WP3 and, in particular, Task 3.1 has defined the RESILOC scientific approach to the assessment of resilience.

The resilience “concept” has been broken down into six ‘dimensions’, defined as ‘a specifiable aspect of a concept’

RESILOC DIP – Dimension Level

and a methodology has been designed for the operationalisation of the method for identifying measurable “attributes” of the dimensions: they are the ‘indicators’ that must capture and reflect the observable evidence of resilience.

RESILOC DIP – Indicator Level

The application of the process has resulted in the identification of ‘proxies’ to the selected indicators, as the quali-quantitative results of observations and measurements in local communities that can be practically used to measure the indicators.

RESILOC DIP – Proxy Level

According to this process, the overarching concept of assessing resilience has been operationalized with the selection of a number of indicators that, according to the local stakeholders, can capture the essence of the underlying elements of resilience. When each of these indicators is then calculated on the basis of appropriate and representative proxies, the overall process of building a “snapshot” of resilience for a given community against a given scenario is completed.

In addition to the described operationalization of the assessment process, three particular attributes to proxies have been identified: relevance, direction and target. They “qualify” the quali-quantitative value of a proxy putting it in relation to the community expectations.

The “relevance” of a proxy, expressed in a scale from 0 to 100, represents the actual usefulness and representativity of a proxy in the process of calculating the related indicator for that community and in the analysed scenario.

The “direction” of a proxy defines how its change impact on resilience: a positive direction means that an increase in the value of the proxy results in a better resilience.

The “target” for a value establishes a link between the proxy and the expectations of the community, offering a practical way for assessing resilience against an objective that is either defined by the law, or chosen by the community and its representatives.

The combination of the proxy values and attributes into a calculated indicator comes with a relative and discrete assessment on how close to the self-defined targets the community is. The process for transforming proxies and attributes into a qualitative assessment of an indicator is performed by the platform and presented in a graphical form to the users, so that they can get a global assessment of resilience together with the ability to dig into its elements and identify where actions are to be taken.

D3.1 has produced the DIP framework (Dimension-Indicator-Proxy), the operationalised assessment method and a list of indicators and proxies organised according to the dimensions they belong to:

Disaster Risk Reduction: 13 indicators, 55 proxies;


In WP4, this philosophy will have to be translated into a functional and usable platform.

Risk

Here there will be a high-level text in which we explain that there are little to no risks associated with RESILOC research activities, nevertheless, here is a list with identified risks and inconveniences for specific activities 
Name of the research activity 1 (here there will be a pop up for each research activity. We will provide the text). 
Name of the research activity 2 
Name of the research activity 3 
Name of the research activity n 

Associated Risks - RA1

Catania- Workshops on Dimensions, Indicators and Proxies


There are no foreseen physical, mental or reputational risks related to participation in this workshop.

Your participation will be treated in confidence. RESILOC may use quotes from the Q&A in publications but these will be anonymised and any personal information that could be used to identify you will be removed.

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Associated Risks - RA2

Catania – Validation Workshops


There are no foreseen physical, mental or reputational risks related to participation in this workshop.

Your participation will be treated in confidence. RESILOC may use quotes from the Q&A in publications but these will be anonymised and any personal information that could be used to identify you will be removed.

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RA 1 - Selection of participants

Catania- Workshops on Dimensions, Indicators and Proxies


Participation in the Catania Workshop on Dimensions, Indicators and Proxies is voluntary but restricted to members of the Community of Catania assigned to the RESILOC Project.

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RA 2 - Selection of participants

Catania – Validation Workshops


Participation in the Catania Validation Workshop is voluntary but restricted to members of the Community of Catania assigned to the RESILOC Project.

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RA 2 - General

Catania – Validation Workshops


The goal of the research activity is to collect and evaluate the results of the three workshops of phase one. This will be carried out through a questionnaire (Validation tool 1.1) that is organised in two parts (10 questions in total).

The first section evaluates the relevance/applicability of DIP (dimensions, indicators and  proxies) in the context of Catania.

The second section collects feedback on the role of scenarios as a tool for testing the validity of the DIP system and collects information on the clarity and understanding of the data gathering process. You are asked to receive and complete the questionnaire submitted by the Local Training Lead, returning it back by email before and no later than Monday 07/02/2022.

The RESILOC research team will use the answers you provide to further refine the development of the resilience tool that aims to improve the resilience of local communities.

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RA1 - Overview Catania

Catania - Workshops on Dimensions, Indicators and Proxies


The workshop will be a mixed meeting, with both in-person and remote participants, and led by the Local Training Lead. The Local Training Lead will introduce the participants to the theoretical framework developed.

This activity will be performed via a PowerPoint presentation that aims to explain the scientific/research framework of RESILOC, introducing the DIP database and the logic behind it. During the presentation, the Local Training Lead will explore participants views, in particular on the approach of using dimensions, indicators and proxies to capture the resilience of a community; this will be done through dedicated Q&A sessions during specific moments of the workshop.

The purpose is to make the representatives of the Municipality and the LRT members able to evaluate the applicability of the framework in terms of relevance, feasibility, data availability, among others for the community of Catania.

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RA1 - Privacy, confidentiality and personal data handling

Catania- Workshops on Dimensions, Indicators and Proxies


For this particular research activity, we collect the following personal data in order to have a better understanding of your opinion and perspective.:

  • name
  • organisation
  • community name
  • email
  • phone number (optional)

We would also like to make a video recording of the workshop (optional), which will only be used to aid us to improve the analysis of the answers you provide.

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RA 2 - Privacy, confidentiality and personal data handling

Catania – Validation Workshops


For this particular research activity, we collect the following personal data in order to have a better understanding of your opinion and perspective:

  • name
  • organisation
  • community name
  • email
  • phone number (optional)

We would also like to make a video recording of the workshop (optional), which will only be used to aid us to improve the analysis of the answers you provide.

The data collected will be stored on the IES server, protected by data security protocols, for a maximum of 2 years (up to one year after the end of the project).

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