On Monday, July 20, the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) held a webinar entitled “Resilient Cities in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC),” with the participation of experts and representatives from academia and research centers to discuss the topic of Resilient Cities from the perspective of the Gulf Cooperation Community.
The webinar aimed to review multidisciplinary approaches to identifying risks, building strategic and community-based options to reduce threats in urban areas, and identifying strategic options that institutions and government bodies can implement to shift toward resilient cities.
From his side, our president Adam Sieminski explained at the beginning of the webinar that KAPSARC has plans to continue to publish esteemed and relevant studies to support policymakers in the Kingdom and around the world.
He mentioned the center is growing tremendously, as we are now considered 15th in the MENA category of leading think tanks according to the University of Pennsylvania 2019 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report. The center has also climbed up four places in the Energy and Resources Policy category, and ranks 13th globally.
The workshops held by KAPSARC are an interactive and participatory platform that brings together stakeholders, experts and specialists in energy and economics. The center collaborates with a number of global research centers, public policy organizations, government and industrial institutions to share knowledge, analyses and recommendations aimed at improving the welfare of societies locally and globally.
Holding this webinar comes in the context of KAPSARC’s energy webinar series. The center focuses through its research programs on Energy and Macroeconomics, Transport and Urban Infrastructure, Energy Markets and Industrial Development, Energy Transitions and Electric Power, Policy and Decision Science, and Climate and Environment. According to these programs and workshops, the center also seeks to publish the summary and recommendations of these workshops on KAPSARC’s website.