Sustainability and Resilience Conference


The Sustainability and Resilience Conference is an annual conference to be organized by the Deanship of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research at the University of Bahrain (UOB), and under the patronage of His Excellency Prof. Ryadh Hamzah, President of the UOB. The concept of “Sustainability and Resilience” in itself is not new worldwide, yet still new to the Middle East region in general, and to the Gulf states in particular. In 2018, the first edition of the conference will be dedicated to the main theme of “Mitigating Disaster and Emergency Planning”, and will be conducted in collaboration with Northumbria University in the United Kingdom, and other worldwide leading Universities.

Such a unique portfolio of academic universities and research institutions aim at establishing “Sustainability and Resilience Centre” on the long-term, which shall be mandated to act as a center of excellence as well as regional think tank providing applied projects and empirical researches in the domain of sustainable development and the co-related fields. The conference is a great opportunity for positioning Bahrain as a “Regional Hub” for sustainability and resilience, and provides participants with gigantic opportunities for knowledge sharing and experience exchange that would eventually accumulate in setting new policies and strategies.