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Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships at ASEAN Strategic Policy Dialogue on Disaster Management
The private sector has a wealth of expertise in disaster management that governments should tap on.

 

The second ASEAN Strategic Policy Dialogue on Disaster Management (SPDDM), jointly organised by the ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC), Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and Singapore's Corporate Citizen Foundation (CCF), was held in conjunction with the World Humanitarian Day at the Pan Pacific Hotel on 19 August 2016.

Following the success of the first dialogue held last year, this year’s SPDDM aims to sharpen ASEAN’s strategic engagements and thought leadership in disaster management, with a focus on long-term policy thinking.

The theme for the SPDDM this year is “Change and Innovation: Learning from the Private Sector to Enhance Disaster Management in ASEAN”.

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Minister for Home Affairs Mr K Shanmugam noted the importance of partnering the private sector in disaster management in ASEAN in his opening speech at the dialogue on 19 August 2016. PHOTO: Singapore Civil Defence Force

In his opening speech at the dialogue, Minister for Home Affairs Mr K Shanmugam noted the importance of partnering the private sector in disaster management in ASEAN.

“Governments don’t do this on a day to day basis and it only makes sense for the governments to partner with the private sector and think through how we can work together during times of disaster to help the people on the ground,” he said to about 120 participants including officials from ASEAN Member States, CEOs of private sector entities and academia.

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Minister for Home Affairs Mr K Shanmugam in a group photo with distinguished guests, partners and speakers at the second ASEAN SPDDM held at the Pan Pacific Hotel on 19 August 2016. PHOTO: Singapore Civil Defence Force

At the dialogue, three CEOs also gave a talk sharing their views on embracing change and innovation to enhance disaster management cooperation in ASEAN.

View Mr Shanmugam’s full speech here.

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  1. by Desmond Ang
  2. 19 August 2016
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