Resilience has different meanings for different types of businesses who are adjusting to the local complexities of COVID-19. It is a term that is not easily understood nor fully integrated into business operations despite growing recognition of the important roles businesses can play in disaster risk reduction. COVID-19 is also inspiring innovative thinking for a new 'business as usual' concept as entrepreneurs and staff gradually accept the New Normal.
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) through its Regional Technical Working Group on 'Advancing the Private Sector Engagement in Disaster Risk Management' is organizing an upcoming webinar on 'Resilience in the Private Sector: Amplifying the Sustainable Development'.
The second webinar of the ADPC learning series will explore how resilience can be an inherent aspect of any business in view of addressing the impacts of COVID-19 and other disasters on businesses to amplify the growth and path towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The webinar will take place on Wednesday, 23 September, 2020 from 12 noon to 1pm (Bangkok time).
A group of distinguished panelists representing national governments, business associations, academia, research institutes and large corporate entities will be moderated by Ms. Pilar Pacheco, Senior Program Officer, Emergency Response at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). The panel will include:
- Ms. Ruth B. Castelo, Undersecretary for Consumer Protection at Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Philippines.
- Mr. Kyaw Dewa, Joint Secretary General of Union of Myanmar Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) and APP Regional Technical Working Group member in Myanmar.
- Ms. Gayani de Alwis, Chairperson of Global Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT); Immediate Past Chairperson, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Sri Lanka; Founding Chairperson & Advisor WiLAT Sri Lanka; Board Member of Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce (WCIC), Sri Lanka.
- Prof. Kenji Watanabe, Principal Investigator, SATREPS (Area-BCM) Project in Thailand; Professor, Graduate School of Social Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan.
Click here to register for the upcoming webinar via Zoom.