CSR Asia Summit 2016

CSR Asia Summit 2016


Agenda


Time

08.30 - 09.30

Registration

09.30 - 09.40

Welcoming Remarks

09.40 - 10.00

Opening Speech

To be announced

10.00 - 10.15

Keynote Speaker

10.15 - 10.30

Keynote Speaker

To be announced

10.30 - 11.00

Networking Break and NGO/Business Partnership Showcase

11.00 - 12.30

Panel discussion: Policy and regulatory frameworks for resilient settlements

This panel discussion will look at why “Build back better” has not resulted in safer, disaster resilient human settlements at the scale needed in Asia. It will frame the challenge of driving greater investment into pre-disaster preparedness and resilience and engage participants in a candid discussion about the policy, regulatory and institutional frameworks needed to reduce disaster risks in the built environment. Issues addressed will include risk-informed land-use planning, enforcement of building codes and local, multi-sector alliances.

Speaker:
Moderator:
Further speakers to be announced

12.30 - 13.30

Lunch and Media Conference

13.30 - 15.00

Finance for resilient settlements

Disaster related humanitarian needs outpace available funding. But increasing evidence indicates that safer construction practices do not necessarily lead to increased costs and can help reduce post-disaster spending for relief and reconstruction. This session will look at the costs and benefits of disaster risk reduction interventions for the built environment and will explore innovative finance, insurance and market-based solutions.

Speakers:
Fawad Khan
Senior Economist, ISET-International and CEO, ISET-Pakistan


Further speakers to be announced

Building resilient communities

Populations living in poor or unregulated settlements are disproportionately affected by natural hazards. Research shows that resilient settlement and housing solutions are more successful if they are developed with local knowledge and implemented by the communities they seek to help. This session will identify best practice approaches to building design, building practices and retrofits that can contribute in particular to safer housing and schools. Discussions will also highlight non-technical aspects such as local capacity building and community involvement throughout the entire planning and building process.

Speakers:

Moderator:

Further speakers to be announced

15.00 - 15.30

Networking Break and NGO/Business Partnership Showcase

15.30 - 17.00

Closing plenary: Closing the gap – moving beyond the pilot project

Several key challenges impede the large-scale provision of disaster resilient homes and schools across Asia. The private sector is uniquely positioned to help drive greater investment in pre-disaster funding and help bring about required product and process innovations. This panel discuss will focus on key challenges to scaling-up successful approaches and highlight how business can help drive disaster preparedness and resilience building through financing solutions, inclusive business models and community investment approaches. It will bring all participants together to provide an opportunity for brainstorming on new concepts that ensure communities can withstand future disasters.

Speakers:
Moderator:
Further speakers to be announced

17.00 - 17.30

Closing remarks



The programme is subject to change.



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