Disaster preparedness requires leadership at all levels. In Asia, the most natural disaster-prone area in the world, local communities have demonstrated formidable leadership and resilience to the ravaging disasters in the past decade. In March 2017, leaders from over 50 organizations on the front lines of disaster work as well as leadership from the global philanthropic community convened in the Philippines to collaborate, identify new opportunities, and increase innovation in disaster preparedness. Forums took place in the Y.C. James Yen Center, Silang and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Manila between March 6 and 10. 

Disaster preparedness requires leadership at all levels. In Asia, the most natural disaster-prone area in the world, local communities have demonstrated formidable leadership and resilience to the ravaging disasters in the past decade. In March 2017, leaders from over 50 organizations on the front lines of disaster work as well as leadership from the global philanthropic community convened in the Philippines to collaborate, identify new opportunities, and increase innovation in disaster preparedness. Forums took place in the Y.C. James Yen Center, Silang and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Manila between March 6 and 10. 

In a first-of-its-kind interactive forum, leaders worked on moving from reaction to resilience.

  • Moving from reaction to resilience in their work with partner communities, leaders learned from the insights of nonprofits, international NGOs, and community leaders.
  • Community-based organizations shared their best practices, common challenges, and successes.
  • Funders shared their experiences and funding priorities.
  • Relationships were built between community leadership from the 25 countries where Give2Asia works.

Highlights from #disasterprep2017

Read a reflection by Saveetha Meganathan, Give2Asia's Manager of Disaster Programs. 

Read a reflection by Saveetha Meganathan, Give2Asia's Manager of Disaster Programs. 

Read a reflection by Yin-Chun (Ingrid) Yeh of the United Way of Taiwan. 

Read a reflection by Yin-Chun (Ingrid) Yeh of the United Way of Taiwan. 

Check out the photos from #DisasterPrep2017!

Check out the photos from #DisasterPrep2017!

 
 

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