The Business Case for Disaster Risk Reduction

May 11: Disaster Risk Reduction Webinar

Give2Asia Webinar Series


Strategic investments in the sector of Disaster Risk Reduction can reap multiple benefits. Apart from saving lives and resources, it can enhance sustainability of business ventures, create a viable environment for development and economic growth and increase community resilience, especially in regions that are prone to disasters. This webinar will explore the causal pathways for attaining optimum community resilience through Disaster Risk Reduction.

This webinar will include:

  • An Introduction to Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Strategic Investments - A Paradigm Shift in Disaster Philanthropy
  • Grassroots Experiences - Narratives of Community Resilience

In order for us to better address your queries during the webinar, please submit your questions when you register. We look forward to your participation.

Best Regards,
The Give2Asia Team

Give2Asia's webinars feature practitioners and subject experts representing different perspective on the social sector in featured countries. These webinars will provide an opportunity to learn more about the social sector in Asian countries; however, due to the dynamic nature of the region careful due diligence and partnership selection is necessary. 


Thursday, May 11, 2017


USA West Coast (PST) - 7:00 AM

USA East Coast (EST) - 10:00 AM

India (IST) - 7:30 PM

To register, please fill out this form. You may submit your topics of interest or questions you would like to discuss. Please register by May 9th, 2017.

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Ms. Nguyen Thi Phuong Hao
Association for Empowerment for Persons with Disabilities (AEPD)

AEPD is committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities through economic and social empowerment and access to health care. AEPD has continued to expand the intervention areas in 24 communes of Quang Binh province, covering 74 communes in 5 districts/city since 2003. In order to comprehensively support the persons with disabilities, AEPD works in 5 sectors, including healthcare support, sustainable livelihood, social inclusion, advocacy, and community-based DRM/climate change.

Mr. Guillermo Luz
Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF)

The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) is the country's major private sector vehicle and coordinator for disaster management. PDRF works with field experts and reputable humanitarian institutions to organize and coordinate private sector solutions to disaster management. As the critical link among government agencies, civil society groups and local government units, PDRF provides a systematic and holistic approach in responding to different crises from the period of preparedness to recovery. Corresponding programs are focused on the post-disaster revival and recovery of five key sectors - shelter, livelihood, education, environment and water, infrastructure, sanitation and health (WISH).

Mr. Manu Gupta
Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society (SEEDS)
SEEDS works towards making communities resilient towards disasters. The 30-member multi-disciplinary team consists of social scientists, urban planners, architects, engineers, project management specialists, media & communication team, finance managers and logisticians. SEEDS brings a wide range of capacities through its experience in post disaster response, recovery and rehabilitation in last 20 years, and has won the CNN IBN Award for Public Service in 2010 for its work for flood affected victims in Leh (India). SEEDS has worked in every major emergency in India since 2001.