Conflict Resilience Framework for Critical Infrastructure Peacebuilding

37 Pages Posted: 11 Jul 2022

See all articles by Stergios A. Mitoulis

Stergios A. Mitoulis

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Sotirios Argyroudis

Brunel University London

Mathaios Panteli

University of Cyprus

Clemente Fuggini

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Sotirios Valkaniotis

affiliation not provided to SSRN

William Hynes

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Igor Linkov

Independent

Abstract

Apart from security issues, war-torn societies and countries face immense challenges to rebuilding damaged critical infrastructure. Existing post-conflict recovery frameworks mainly focus on social impacts and mitigation. ´╗┐Also, existing frameworks for resilience to natural hazards are mainly based on design and intervention, yet, they are not fit for post-conflict infrastructure recovery because they omit the possibility of enhancing resilience by assessment. Resilience by assessment is delivered by standoff observations that include the use of a disparate remote-sensing sources of data, e.g., public satellite imagery and, forensics, collected during the course of the conflict. This paper discusses why conflicts and warfare require a new framework for achieving post-conflict infrastructure resilience. It then introduces a novel post-conflict framework that includes different scales of resilience with a focus on asset and regional resilience. It considers different levels of knowledge, with focus on standoff observations and data-driven assessments to facilitate prioritisation during reconstruction. The framework is then applied to the transport network of the area west of Kyiv, Ukraine to demonstrate how resilience by assessment can support decision-makers such as governments and multilateral financial institutions to address infrastructure needs and accelerate financial and humanitarian assistance, absorb shocks and maximise infrastructure recovery after conflict.

Keywords: resilience, war-torn countries, critical infrastructure, prioritisation, standoff observations, Ukraine

Suggested Citation

Mitoulis, Stergios A. and Argyroudis, Sotirios and Panteli, Mathaios and Fuggini, Clemente and Valkaniotis, Sotirios and Hynes, William and Linkov, Igor, Conflict Resilience Framework for Critical Infrastructure Peacebuilding. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4159965 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4159965

Stergios A. Mitoulis (Contact Author)

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

No Address Available

Sotirios Argyroudis

Brunel University London ( email )

Kingston Lane
Uxbridge, UB8 3PH
United Kingdom

Mathaios Panteli

University of Cyprus ( email )

75 Kallipoleos Street
Nicosia CY 1678, P.O. Box 2
Cyprus

Clemente Fuggini

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

No Address Available

Sotirios Valkaniotis

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

No Address Available

William Hynes

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

No Address Available

Igor Linkov

Independent ( email )

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
27
Abstract Views
59
PlumX Metrics