Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) – Partnership agreements that aim to build a resilient Philippines through science and technology were signed during the quarterly National Resilience Council (NRC) board meeting.
The board meeting formalized agreements between the NRC and the Bataan Peninsula State University, and AIRSPEED International.
During the board meeting, NRC President Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga discussed the milestones of NRC from 2017 to 2018 involving risk management, reduction and preparedness.
NRC co-chair for the private sector Hans T. Sy commended the NRC for pursuing the information and education campaign for various stakeholders to understand risk and resilience.
Sy also emphasized the need to push for investments in resilience among the private sector in partnership with the government.
Meanwhile, NRC co-chair for the government and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana emphasized the importance of both private and government sectors working together to be better prepared for and to respond to major natural disasters.
Some priorities for action regarding the Sendai Framework that were discussed include the orientation sessions on understanding risk and resilience, private sector investments, exploring collaboration with National Economic and Development Authority and Department of Foreign Affairs on prevention, recovery, humanitarian assistance, and disaster response.
The NRC’s public-private partnership agreements also extend to partnerships with national government agencies (NGAs) and local government units.
The NRC aims to enhance internal capacities of local government units through evidence-informed risk governance, and strengthen and sustain high-level collaboration between NGAs and industry.
NRC’s major partners are SM Prime Holdings, San Miguel Corporation, Carlos P. Romulo Foundation, Manila Observatory, Ateneo de Manila University, Zuellig Family Foundation and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
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