National resilience council Philippines colloquium 2020: pathways and milestones in building local resilience
The National Resilience Council (NRC), by virtue of its mandate and vision, engages local government units in the Philippines in making climate and disaster resilience their priority. Its work is focused on building dynamic multi-stakeholder collaboration through the following: the development of science and technology-based solutions that reduce disaster risk; enhancing internal capacities of local governments to lead through evidence-informed risk governance; and strengthening and sustaining high-level collaboration between government and industry.
One of the ways by which these are achieved is through NRC’s flagship program, the Resilient Local Government Units Program, which aims to bridge critical gaps between science, policy, and practice. This three-year two-track (Leadership & Governance and Science & Technology) program, which was cited as one of the Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments’ good practices, highlights the Prepare, Adapt, and Transform phases of resilience-building through trans-disciplinary knowledge development and the co-ownership and co-creation of contextualized solutions to resilience challenges.
In this regard, the NRC Colloquium 2020: Pathways and Milestones in Building Local Resilience will be held on October 30, 2020 to officially mark the transition of NRC’s local government partners from the Year 1 PREPARE Phase of the program to the Year 2 ADAPT Phase. It will be an opportunity for local chief executives and their respective local Resilience Councils to report on their accomplishments and milestones relative to resilience-building and share a narrative of their personal leadership journeys.
The NRC is principally supported by the Philippines’ leading conglomerates; thus, it is also the lead implementing partner of the UNDRR’s Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE) Philippines.
October 30, 2020 | 1:30-5:30 pm, Philippine time (UTC+08:00) | Online via Zoom
All presentations and discussions will be conducted in English.
This is a free event; however, advanced registration is required.
Tentative Program (as of October 1, 2020)
1:30-2:00 Welcome Messages
Ms. Antonia Yulo Loyzaga, President, National Resilience Council
Amb. Roberto R. Romulo, Chairman, Carlos P. Romulo Foundation for Peace and Development; Convenor, National Resilience Council
Sec. Delfin N. Lorenzana, Secretary, Department of National Defense; Co-chair for Government, National Resilience Council
Mr. Hans T. Sy, Co-chair, ARISE Philippines; Chairman of the Executive Committee, SM Prime Holdings, Inc.; Co-chair for the Private Sector, National Resilience Council
2:00-2:15 Keynote Message
Ms. Mami Mizutori, UN Secretary General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction; Head, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
2:15-2:30 Keynote Message
Prof. Rajib Shaw, Chair, UN Science Technology Advisory Group (STAG) for Disaster Risk Reduction; Chair, UN Asia-Pacific Science Technology and Academia Advisory Group (APSTAAG)
2:30-4:35 Presentations from Philippine Local Government Units and their Local Chief Executives
Hon. Albert Garcia, Governor, Province of Bataan
Hon. Oscar Moreno, Mayor, Cagayan de Oro City
Hon. Jerry Treñas, Mayor, Iloilo City
Hon. Madelaine Alfelor, Mayor, Iriga City
Hon. Jaime Fresnedi, Mayor, Muntinlupa City
Hon. Nelson Legacion, Mayor, Naga City
Hon. Richard Gomez, DPA, Mayor, Ormoc City
Hon. Isabelle Climaco, Mayor, Zamboanga City
4:35-4:50 Statement from the National Government
Sec. Eduardo Año, Secretary, Department of the Interior and Local Government (invited)
Prof. Ernesto Garilao, Chairperson and President, Zuellig Family Foundation (invited)
Mr. Ramon Jocson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Bank of the Philippine Islands (invited)
Ms. Loretta Heiber Girardet Chief, Regional Office for Asia Pacific, UNDRR (invited)
5:10-5:30 Synthesis and Closing Remarks
Ms. Mami Mizutori
Ms. Antonia Yulo Loyzaga