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The National Resilience Council (NRC) was launched in November 2017 as a science and technology-based public-private partnership pursuing a disaster and climate resilient Philippines. NRC’s work is focused on strengthening dynamic collaborations between public and private sectors to advance science and technology-based solutions to the multiple challenges of disaster resilience, enhancing internal capacities of local government units (LGUs) through evidence-informed risk governance, strengthening and sustaining high-level collaboration between government and industry, and launching the resilience program with a core group of LGUs.

NRC responds to the important message of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) on the urgent need for collaboration among government, scientists, civil society and the private sector to accomplish its four priorities. These priorities are: Understanding Risk; Strengthening disaster risk governance; Investing in Disaster Risk Reduction for resilience; and Enhancing preparedness for effective response to build back better. The Council likewise promotes the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Paris Climate Change Agreement, and the New Urban Agenda.

Through multi-stakeholder consultative processes and in line with international and national guiding documents, NRC empowers its local government partners through its Resilient LGU Program which advocates for ownership, co-ownership and co-creation with their stakeholders for holistic and sustainable resilience initiatives.

7 August 2017: Signing of the Pledge of Partnership for Resilience. NRC members represented include Carlos P. Romulo Foundation, Zuellig Family Foundation, SM Prime, Makati Business Club, Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation, Philippine Insurers and Reinsurers Association, Be Secure, National Competitiveness Council, Department of Interior and Local Government, and Office of Civil Defense.
13 October 2017: Launch of the Resiliency Leadership & Governance Program for Local Chief Executives of NRC Partner Local Government Units, with Senator Loren Legarda, NRC Co-Chair Mr. Hans T. Sy, NRC President Antonia Yulo Loyzaga, and national government officials.