AIM and ASSIST to Launch International Disaster Conference in November 2019

The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) are all set to launch this year’s International Disaster Conference (IDC) on November 21 at The Peninsula Manila, Philippines. To initiate a stream of events for leaders, experts, policy-makers, and practitioners in Asia in the field of disaster and crisis management, this first series of IDC will bring a sharper focus on water.

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With the theme, “Future-Proofing Water through Innovation,” discussions will mainly be driven by the global risks and disasters associated with water. Learnings from experience, action, and best practices towards water resilience and development will also be tackled during the forum. Common disasters, such as typhoons and earthquakes that prompt storm surges and tsunamis causing huge impacts on water-related infrastructures will also be addressed. This will promote counteractive measures to alleviate worsening water-related risks and help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, specifically SDG 6, which is geared towards water and climate-related issues.

The event will revolve around two tracks that represent water-specific phenomena exacerbated by climate change: Too Little Water (water crisis) and Too Much Water (water-related disasters). These two tracks will be discussed through a plenary session during which internationally-, regionally-, and locally-recognized experts can set the context, frame the discussion, and share perspectives, issues, and solutions on a global scale.

Registration for the conference is still ongoing through the official event website: bit.ly/IntlDisasterCon2019 and a special 20% off the regular rate of Php 7,500 can be availed until 20 November 2019 using the promo code IDCSPEAKER. Inclusions per registration are as follows: full access to the conference, full-day meals, a delegate kit, and an e-certificate.

For inquiries, e-mail the Event Secretariat at events@assistasia.org.


 About the organizers

Established in 1986, the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) is an internationally-recognized management school and research institution located in Manila, Philippines. AIM is one of the few business schools in Asia to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business or AACSB.

Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) is an international non-governmental organization dedicated to providing social progress and transformational impact to communities across Asia and Africa.