Investigating Climate Resilience of Social Capital Networks in Grassroot Economies

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talkResearch


For this research, the value of Social Capital surpasses economic significance, and steps into the day-to-day livelihoods of a semi-rural industrial community of MSMEs in the Global South; one facing the threat of sea level rise. The work explores the link of social capital networks to urban patterns in the city, highlighting the value of the grassroot economy of the heritage craft of furniture-making in Damietta, Egypt. The work has evolved through several years of investigation and team expertise looking at 1. Network resilience analysis, 2. Conservation of heritage crafts at risk, and 3. Global market and policy outreach for local crafts at risk. This included doctoral research and a £200k AHRC-funded Climate Urgency Project involving key UK and Egyptian stakeholders in the research and practice.
Period28 Mar 2024
Event titleSustainable Futures Seminar Event 2024
Event typeSeminar
LocationManchesterShow on map


  • climate emergency
  • Social Capital
  • Network mapping
  • Competitive Advantage
  • Urban Economies
  • SMEs

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Sustainable Futures