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5th World Congress on Resilience

Human development, sustainable development and resilience

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The International Association for the Promotion and Dissemination of Research on Resilience (Resilio) is an association with three (03) main objectives:

Promote, conduct and disseminate theoretical and applied research on resilience
Contribute to university and postgraduate training in this field
Encourage collaboration between academics, researchers and practitioners from different countries involved in the field of resilience.


The International Association for the Promotion and Dissemination of Resilience Research (Resilio) is an association created to promote and disseminate knowledge about resilience. This association is multidisciplinary, welcoming professionals and researchers from all walks of life around the concept of resilience.


Résilio periodically organizes conferences, symposiums, congresses and workshops on resilience.
Resilio supports research initiatives and publications on resilience.
Resilio develops and supports training programs on resilience.


Reslio is four (04) world congresses on resilience, publications on resilience that contribute to the improvement of practices based on resilience. Resilio also provides support for students involved in research on resilience. Resilio is made up of experts from different disciplines, all gathered around resilience and its promotion.


26-28 may 2021 - yaounde

Since 2012, researchers from all over the world who are interested in resilience issues have been meeting every two years to disseminate and discuss their research results. The 1st congress took place in Paris, France, with the theme: “From research to practice”. The second was held in 2014 in Timisoara, Romania, under the theme “From person to society”. The 3rd Congress was held in 2016, in Trois-Rivières, Quebec – Canada on the theme: “Resilience and Culture, Culture of Resilience”. The last edition was held in 2018 in Marseille, France under the theme “Practices based on resilience”. Each of these global meetings mobilized hundreds of researchers from all continents.
This congress, following on from the previous ones, aims to bring together more than 1000 researchers from most of the disciplinary fields that study resilience: Human Sciences, Health Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Economics and Politics, Engineering.

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Promote, conduct and disseminate theoretical and applied research on resilience


26 -28 may 2021

The perspective of both ecology and sustainable development, in relation to resilience, will focus on the relationships of individuals and societies with their environment, their capacities and their means of anticipating and preventing risks related to the latter. Reflections can be carried out on the political system, popular knowledge and know-how with a view to the long-term preservation of the ecosystem.

Solange Yebga

Organizations (companies, associations, project groups, etc.) are sometimes subject to disruptions or crises that they must overcome in order to pursue their development or transform themselves. In order to transform these crises into opportunities for sustainable growth, they must mobilize protective factors and engage in a process of resilience.

Bernard Michallet

In a context of literature review and clinical research, differents methods of resilience assessment are available. They permit to assess resilience from different angles and to orientate interventions towards modifiable factors. Thus, it is possible to assess the impact of professionnal interventions on populations of different ages.

Anouchka Hamelin

Global disturbances such as climate change and biodiversity loss affect people’s lives directly and/or indirectly through ecosystems providing goods and services useful to humanity. The vulnerability and resilience of ecosystems and/or populations depends on several aspects at local, national and international levels on the part of individual/private/state actors. Contributions to this sub-theme concern fragilities and resiliences related to lending or by far to ecological and/or sustainable development considerations.

Denis Sonwa

Actions aimed at education that promotes resilience among populations or specific clienteles help to develop the skills of the individual, families and environments. These actions of education for resilience constitute a way to promote sustainable human development.

Colette Jourdan-Ionescu

Sustainable development can be considered as a process and/or the result of a continuous interaction of individual, community and societal interventions aimed at exploiting and preserving ecosystem resources for present and future generations. This sub-theme focuses on research and experiences that contribute to sustainable development.

Bili Douti – Etienne Kimessoukié

These are actions that are based on the development of potential and involve the use of a maieutic intervention strategy. Assisted resilience methods that are used with individuals or groups due to trauma, chronic adversity or violence will be included in this theme.

Francine Julien-Gauthier – Bernard Michallet

Migration is the voluntary or forced movement of people from one region, state or country to another to settle temporarily or permanently for various reasons. These population movements influence, positively or negatively, the sustainable development of ecosystems of origin and/or reception of migrants. This theme questions the interaction between migration and sustainable development, as well as the laws that govern human migration phenomena.

Tchaptchet Mathilde – Etienne Kimessoukié

Today’s world is characterized by a diversity of situations and constraints that set in motion demands in several areas of life: economic, social, cultural and environmental. This reality, although complex, can be analyzed and considered to some extent as an opportunity to surpass oneself and to create in a perspective of resilience. How do people grasp these multiple situations as an opportunity for resilience? This sub-theme will present research results or reflections on the experiential experiences of individuals or practices that highlight opportunities for resilience.

Benjamin Alexandre Nkoum

All the actions carried out – in and out of school – to develop the resilience of at-risk students (children with academic difficulties, children with disabilities, children with physical or mental health problems, children living in a displacement context or refugees, etc.) can be described within the framework of this theme.

Colette Jourdan-Ionescu

Throughout their lives, individuals and populations face adversity situations that threaten their physical or psychological health. Faced with these, they implement, or not, strategies enabling them to be part of a process of resilience, i.e. to face and overcome these situations of adversity in order to pursue their development as well as possible.

Bernard Michallet

The place of creativity in the resilient process is as much to be explored on the side of the artist who, by himself, finds in art a way of salvation, as that of the therapist (or tutor of resilience) who bases his practice on artistic mediation.

Evelyne Bouteyre

This theme refers to the development or expression of the resilience of people involved in a disaster situation. It also concerns the actors in the aid relationship (e.g. NGOs), the urban and rural environment, the infrastructure on which the affected populations depend and, potentially, the entire country concerned.

Evelyne Bouteyre

Development and resilience are substantial properties of complex adaptive systems. This theme questions the factors, processes, models, laws or communality of sustainability of the resilience of these systems in a multidisciplinary or transdisciplinary approach.

Etienne Kimessoukié

Abusing someone in the family, society” defines abuse. Its expressions are multiple. Whether it is physical or sexual abuse, serious neglect, psychological violence or institutional abuse (to name but a few), all need to be informed by the development or expression of resilience.

Evelyne Bouteyre

Chronic disease is a long-term condition that, beyond care, self-care and adaptation, requires resilience for a better life. What theoretical models, assessment tools, and interventions would support the resilience of individuals, families and communities facing the adversity of chronic diseases. What community health model would prevent the increase in the prevalence of chronic diseases and strengthen population resilience?

Yvan Njinzeu – Etienne Kimessoukié

Organizations are increasingly evolving in a context where the pace of turbulence and shocks is accelerating. In this context, several questions arise: how to prepare an organization to bounce back from the turbulence? How to create the necessary conditions for the emergence of organizational resilience? How to develop this form of resilience, with what resources? What are the main phases of the resilience process? How to understand and use the change life cycle? What are the managerial actions that create resilience or what is the management that builds resilience? What can be done to ensure that organizations can benefit from the imposed (and sometimes violent) changes to which they are subjected? What tools do we have to measure the resilience of organizations?

Gilles Teneau – Serban Ionescu

The Covid-19 pandemic is a major crisis affecting all humanity. It has profoundly disrupted world geopolitics, socio-economic structures, lifestyles and ways of thinking, the relationship of individuals to life, existential foundations, etc. It has also had a profound impact on the world’s population. It has also put resilience at the heart of all response strategies, both at the individual and the macro-systemic level. What are the shocks, turning points, factors and processes of resilience implemented during this pandemic?

In addition to the sub-themes already planned, the International Scientific Committee invites researchers from all disciplines who have conducted research on the theme of Covid-19 resilience and pandemic to submit their proposals for papers no later than 31 August 2020.

The Scientific Council of the 5th Congress The National Organizing Committee



They are researchers, professionals working in the fields of education sciences, health sciences, psychology, economics, social sciences, environmental sciences, engineering, all fields, legal sciences. These men and women are professors, emeritus professors, doctors, specialists, experts in their respective fields and have distinguished themselves through numerous publications.


Serban Ionescu

Christine VOIRON-CANICIO de France

François Bousquet (Cirad, France)

Jean Emmanuel Pondi from Cameroon



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Launch of the call for papers (oral communication, poster, symposium, workshop, pre/post congress training, etc.)

Deadline for abstract submission.

Date of response of the Scientific Committee

Deadline for registration at preferential rates

Deadline for submission of the full text

Date of publication of the official programme

Publication of the proceedings of the 5th Congress


Agenda of the 1st day

Tuesday 25 May, 2021 - PROGRAM


Morning and afternoon

10h -

  • Participants’ reception and registration to the 5th world congress on resilience
  • Registration to Resilio Association
  • Support to online- Resilience platform utilization for the online participation to the congress
  • Reception and installation of the great lecturers  and commuttee members who participate to the congress in presential


19h -

  • Coctail reception to the commuttee members and great lectures honour

Agenda of the 2nd day

Wednesday 26 May, 2021 - PROGRAM


8h-9h -

  • Reception and registration of participants.
  • Musical animation (the Catholic University of C entral Africa’s Saint Augustin Choir)

9h-9h30 -

  • Introductory conference to the 5th world Congress on Resilience

9h30-10h -

  • Opening official ceremony (04 speeches of 5 to 7 minutes each)

10h-10h30 -

  • Opening conference (inaugural lesson)

10h30-11h -

  • Pause refreshement + stands visit + family photo

11h-12h30 -

  • Plenary round-table (PRT1) + questions.

12h30-14h -

  • Mealpause + communication through poster + live musical animation

14h-14h30 -

  • Plenary conference(PCE1) + questions

14h30-15h -

  • Plenary conference(CPE2) + questions

Agenda of the 3rd day

Thursday 27 May, 2021 - PROGRAM



Reception and registration
Round tables



Oral communications
Poster communications



Gala Evening

Agenda of the 4th day

Friday 28 May, 2021 - PROGRAM



Round tables



Presentation of prizes and distinctions
Closing ceremony

Agenda of the 4th day

Saturday 29 to Monday 31 May ; Touristique programme


  • 5th World Congress on Resilience
    26-28 MAY 2021
    Wednesday - Friday
  • Location of the event

    Palais des Congrès,
    BP: 1359 Yaounde - Cameroon

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