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Upcoming Webinar on 'The Leadership Lens - Fostering Innovations for COVID-19 Sensitive DRR'

Upcoming Webinar on 'The Leadership Lens - Fostering Innovations for COVID-19 Sensitive DRR'

19 Jun 2020

Bangkok, Thailand


The unprecedented spread and unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing new ways of thinking and working. Communities are adapting quickly to the ‘new normal’ armed with technology, information, and know-how. COVID-19 is mounting pressure on leaders to prepare ahead for more uncertain times.

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) through its Asian Preparedness Partnership (APP) is organizing a webinar on 'The Leadership Lens - Fostering Innovations for COVID-19 Sensitive DRR' that will explore how local leaders are pioneering innovative solutions and decisive actions for preparedness and response. The webinar is scheduled for Friday, 19 June 2020 at 12.00 noon – 13.00 (Bangkok time) via Zoom.

A group of distinguished panellists, as leaders from our region will be talking at this webinar, moderated by Mr. Hans Guttman, Executive Director of ADPC and Secretary to the APP Regional Steering Committee. The panel will include:

  • Dr. Valerie Bemo, Deputy Director, Emergency Response at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • Mr. Pratyaya Amrit, IAS, Principle Secretary - Disaster Management Department, Government of Bihar, India.
  • Mr. Ngwe Thein, Executive Director - Capacity Building Initiative, Myanmar.
  • Maj. Gen. S. Ranasinghe (Retd.), Director General - Disaster Management Centre, Sri Lanka.
  • Ms. Veronica Gabaldon, Executive Director - Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation, the Philippines.

Click here to register for the upcoming webinar, and send any of your questions beforehand to: app@adpc.net