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MEGACITIES AT RISK: Engineering Resilience to Seismic Hazards
Apr
25
8:00 AM08:00

MEGACITIES AT RISK: Engineering Resilience to Seismic Hazards

The proposed workshop will invite leading regional and global institutes and organizations to share lessons learned, current knowledge, the best practices and the latest developments based on three topics mentioned below. Each session will include a set of reactors from different sectors to respond to presentations and inform the final session.

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Towards A Digital Future
Nov
7
8:00 AM08:00

Towards A Digital Future

People’s lives are becoming increasingly digital as information and communication technologies become increasingly pervasive in all aspects of human existence. How will advances in areas such as AI, Robotics, Big Data, Cloud Computing impact public governance, healthcare, urban living, manufacturing, finance, retail, etc? What does the digital future hold for the Philippines?

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ASEAN at Fifty: The Way Forward
Aug
3
to Aug 4

ASEAN at Fifty: The Way Forward

The Carlos P Romulo Foundation for Peace and Development, in collaboration with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Stratbase-ADR Institute, invites US-Philippines Society Board members and country representatives to a two-day conference on challenges to peace, security and stability in ASEAN amid changes in the strategic landscape. The conference will provide an opportunity to advance policy recommendations aimed at strengthening integration and promoting global engagement over the next fifty years, as well as previewing the August 8 ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting in Clark, Pampanga.

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Building a Disaster Resilient Philippines
Apr
25
to Apr 26

Building a Disaster Resilient Philippines

The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) defines resilience as, “The ability of a system, community or society exposed to hazards to resist, absorb, accommodate, adapt to, transform and recover from the effects of a hazard in a timely and efficient manner, including through the preservation and restoration of its essential basic structures and functions through risk management.” (UNISDR, 2017)

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EARTHQUAKE RESILIENCE CONFERENCE: Collaboration and Coordination in Preparedness and Response
May
19
to May 21

EARTHQUAKE RESILIENCE CONFERENCE: Collaboration and Coordination in Preparedness and Response

According to the Philippine Volcanology and Seismology Institute (PHIVOLCS), some 90 destructive earthquakes have occurred in the Philippines over the past 400 years. Historical records show that Metro Manila's West Valley Fault is due for a major tremor – a worst-case scenario of 7.2 magnitude earthquake that would devastate the metropolis, leave 31,000 dead and over 126,000 seriously injured, and cause 2.23 trillion pesos in economic damage. An additional 18,000 people may die from 500 fires triggered by the earthquake. Forty per cent of buildings and residential homes in Metro Manila may be destroyed or damaged and over 3 million people may need to be evacuated. Of particular concern are the 4-6 million informal settlers in the metropolitan area that are most at risk in the event of a major earthquake. 

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Feb
25
8:30 AM08:30

Preparatory Meeting for Resilience Conference on Earthquake

0830 Registration (Breakfast and coffee will be served)

0900 Welcome Remarks - Amb. Roberto R. Romulo, Chairman, Carlos P. Romulo for Peace and Foundation and Zuellig Family Foundation

0910 Keynote Speaker - Dr. Renato Solidum, Jr., Director, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology

0930 Ms. Toni Yulo Loyzaga - Executive Director, Manila Observatory

0950 Dr. Linton Wells II, Founder, STAR-TIDES (Sharing To Accelerate Research - Transformative Innovation for Development and Emergency Support) 

1010 Mr. Shingo Kouchi - Senior Recovery Expert, International Recovery Platform

1030 Mr. Guillermo Luz - Adviser, Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation

1040 Moderated Open Forum

Moderators: Ms. Toni Yulo-Loyzaga and Dr. Eric Lacanlale

1200 End of program

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Forum on South China Sea
Oct
16
to Oct 17

Forum on South China Sea

Brunei, China, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Taiwan claim all or part of the South China Sea. Recent incidents in the area have escalated tensions between claimants. Some 25% of the world’s shipping pass through the waters of the South China Sea; thus, non-littoral states also have a strong stake in preserving the freedom of navigation and use of these waters.

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2010 Presidential Candidates Policy Forum Philippine Credibility and Competitiveness in the World
Jan
14
to Jan 15

2010 Presidential Candidates Policy Forum Philippine Credibility and Competitiveness in the World

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The Philippines was once again in the global spotlight, but sadly not in the way we would wish. The gruesome massacre in Maguindanao has raised questions about civil order in our country and cast a pall on the 2010 elections. The series of typhoons that devastated entire regions, including the National Capital Region, are estimated by the World Bank to have set back national GDP by some three percentage points. And these are in addition to the fact that we are facing a world economy in recession, the specter of terrorism in the world, and a rapidly changing global order.

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