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Centre for Resilience and Sustainable Development

A transdisciplinary action-research centre in applied resilience science

Experiential Training 

Queen's University - Canada 

We are applying Cambridge Policy Simulation Lab (CPSL) methodology to help tackle Kosovo's worst energy crisis. On Sunday, March 13th 2022, an online virtual workshop Cambridge Policy Simulation Lab (CPSL) on Kosovo’s energy future was collaborated by the Centre for Resilience and Sustainable Development (CRSD), the University of Cambridge and the University of Business and Technology (UBT) in Kosovo, and the Queen’s University Master of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership. Participants were policy makers and analysts from Kosovo Government Institutions, Civil Society, and International Organisations, along with students and Professors from the Queen’s University Master of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership. The aim of the workshop was to tackle Kosovo’s worst energy crisis by applying Cambridge Policy Simulation Lab method that has been developed by Prof Dr Nazia M Habib and a multidisciplinary team of experts at the University of Cambridge. To find out more please click here.

University for Business and Technology (UBT) - Kosovo 

A partnership between UBT in Kosovo and the University of Cambridge has resulted in the creation of a centre with a focus on helping the study, analysis, simulation and capacity building in the field of public policy.The centre is named the Cambridge Public Policy Simulation Lab, and will utilise a systematic and comprehensive approach from its work with the Centre for Resilience and Sustainable Development (CSRD). The centre is funded as part of UBT and is the first of its type, not only in Kosovo or the Balkan region but in the whole of Southeast

Europe. It combines the methodologies, platforms and knowledge that the University of Cambridge has created over several years in order to create an interconnection between public policy and systems engineering, with UBT as an innovative system with a large cross discipline and significant expertise.

By working closely with stakeholders in Kosovo with a focus on the role of the Government in Kosovo, public policy governance, civil servants, together with UBT, an ecosystem will be created which will have an uplift in the quality of public policies, increase of values and hope for a better quality of life, increased competitiveness, more jobs, better security, innovation, technology, digitalization and all the main public policy competences.

This is a five-year project that started as a pilot project. In a current work package with CRSD on performance of the National Audit Office, it was noted from the interviews conducted in Kosovo that 98% of interviewees expressed the need for such an approach to achieve the necessary results.

After preliminary research, detailed analysis and a lot of work achieving the collaboration, this centre will be an added value contributor to public policy development in Kosovo.

UBT, Kosovo's first Cambridge Policy Simulation Lab (CPSL)

A joint partnership between UBT and University of Cambridge in creating a centre in Kosovo with a focus to help study, analysis, simulation, capacity building in the field of public policy in a systematic and comprehensive approach. To read more please click here.

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From the perspective of trust and cooperation as key to solving global challenges, we break down the silos between sectors, harness new theories of change and consider legacy effects using evidence, so that new systems can be introduced. By blending system dynamics with political and economic analysis and rigorously developed business cases, we help achieve lasting change. We have helped over 160 companies and over 20 countries through our cutting-edge research and capacity building efforts.


Our research enables:

  • Governments and civil sector foster innovation and enterprise to deliver social and economic benefits consistently.
  • Companies to develop life-changing products and services, build better businesses, create meaningful jobs, and improve the environment for the future collectively.
  • Decision makers to reinvent policies and practices to facilitate their institutions to move to higher sustainable and productive activities.

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