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Ukraine’s unique response to the Russian invasion has set a new blueprint for successfully protecting infrastructure during conflict and catastrophe.
Daniel Armanios, BT Professor of Major Programme Management, co-authored What Ukraine Can Teach the World About Resilience and Civil Engineering with Oxford Saïd Master in Major Programme Management (MMPM) alumnus Jonas Skovrup Christensen and MBA alumnus Andriy Tymoshenko, both based in Kyiv. The paper appears in the journal Issues in Science and Technology, an American policy-focused journal from the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and Arizona State University.
In the piece, they translate Ukraine’s practical experience into a set of five ‘propositions’ to inform how other nations can manage their infrastructure amidst disruption, and how other organisations, such as the World Bank, can assist in those efforts. In particular, the authors propose how a blend of newfound social solidarity, decentralised and agile management, modularity, system wide coordination, informal supply networks, and learning from other crises has saved lives, kept trains running and provided vital services for citizens.