New project to enhance post-crisis learning in partnership with Malmö University

Triangle Post-Crisis Learning (TPCL), a seed funding project with the goal of developing local level post-crisis learning, has begun in collaboration with Malmö University (Sweden) and the NGO Youth Supreme Council (Georgia). The project’s goal is to build a common network in the field of post-crisis learning and to share best practices.

Recent years have seen a number of crises, and effective crisis management is both a need and an expectation of the public. Both crisis preparedness and crisis management have received a great deal of attention, but it is also important to consider what happens after the crisis. “In the midst of a crisis, the most desired outcome is stabilisation or mitigation, and this should be the goal of crisis management. However, once this aspect of the equation is resolved, crisis management does not end. When you emerge from a crisis, you must consider how you performed, whether your plans were successful, and what you should do differently the next time. These are questions that can be answered in the post-crisis learning phase,” said Anne-May Nagel, project manager for the Crisis Research Centre, an Estonian partner NGO.

The project will bring together representatives from 12 local-level organisations in Sweden, Georgia, and Estonia. Participants will first complete an online module focusing on various aspects of post-crisis management, with a strong emphasis on sharing their experiences. In addition, each country will host a meeting in which local actors will map the factors that support and hinder post-crisis learning. “The experience and input of the network of post-crisis management practitioners that will be established as a result of the project will also be captured in a post-crisis management concept paper, which will in particular serve as a basis for the needs of local partners to improve post-crisis management,” said Nagel.

Malmö University will be the main partner of the TPCL project, which will start activities in spring 2024. The project is funded by the Swedish Institute. 

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