Readiness and Resilience After Typhoon Haiyan
PWA Presents at Typhoon Haiyan Lessons Learned Conference
“Readiness and Resilience: Lessons Learned One Year After Typhoon Haiyan”
Center for Strategic and International Studies | Washington, D.C. | November 19, 2014
Peace Winds America joined a diverse panel of Philippine and U.S. government officials, foundation leaders, business executives, and relief organizations to discuss the major findings and lessons drawn from the devastating typhoon that struck the Philippines on November 8, 2013. This event was hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and organized by the U.S.-Philippines Society.
The event featured two discussion panels with expert presentations and moderated discussion. The first, “Retrospective, lessons learned, and challenges,” highlighted officials from the Philippines Office of the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery, USAID, Procter and Gamble, Philippines Disaster Recovery Foundation, and Zuellig Family Foundation. Here panelists discussed notable aspects of the relief efforts in Typhoon Haiyan as well as early and long-term recovery projects. The second panel, “Disaster preparedness and building resilience,” highlighted the Philippines Department of Public Works and Highways, PWA, U.S. State Department, and Manila Observatory. This panel took a broader view of the typhoon, presenting ongoing and recommended projects for community and national disaster preparedness such as highway and dike building and improved U.S.-Philippines civil-military disaster cooperation.
A program of the event and links to all multimedia can be found on the CSIS event page. PWA thanks CSIS and the U.S.-Philippines Society for organizing this illuminating event and for providing the opportunity to present some of our many findings from the disaster.