The economic crisis that has swept across the global economy since 2007 has had significant implications for regional, national and local economies. It is clear that the global economic crisis has had an uneven impact across the globe. This raises questions as to the resilience of different regional, national and local to economic crisis. We have seen a series of shocks happen globally that require complex intervention cutting across each level of society. Financial shock, oil price shock, climate shock, social unrest and international conflict are becoming a common scenario affecting all people around the world.
The following questions were addressed at Pangkor Dialogue 2016:
- What truly defines a resilient society?
- How to build a resilient society that can ensure an inclusive and sustainable future?
- What are the main challenges confronting us in achieving resilience?
- What new models are available to create different ways of building a localised resilient economy and employment opportunities?
- What would be some of the practical solutions of localised and resilient economies?