CELEBRATING National Women’s Month, Arise-Philippines (PH), along with SM Cares, the corporate social responsibility arm of SM Supermalls, and Resilient PH, concluded the “Women Leaders in Building Disaster Resilience” webinar, highlighting the important role women play in disaster risk reduction and management and the women leaders who have contributed to pushing for policies, projects and programs that contributed to building national and community resilience.
In keeping up with this year’s theme of #WomenMakeChange, the online event featured women industry leaders who have made strides in the fields of resilience and disaster response such as Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga, president of the National Resilience Council (NRC); Liza Silerio, vice president for Corporate Compliance of SM Supermalls and Arise-PH global board member; Adelina Kamal, executive director of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance; and Lesley Cordero, senior disaster risk management specialist of the World Bank. SM Cares Program Head on Women and Breastfeeding Mothers Pearl Turley gave the welcome remarks.
In her keynote address, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction and Co-chair of Arise Global Mami Mizutori said, “Women’s leadership is vital to reducing disaster risk and building resilience.”
NRC’s Loyzaga mentioned the importance of a science-based, disaster response, especially in collaboration with local government units. Liza Silerio of SM, meanwhile, underscored the important role of women leaders in disaster response.
Source: The Manila Times