The Liveable Cities Challenge (LCC), in partnership with the League of Cities of the Philippines and Globe Telecom, is set to host another timely discussion to empower cities with knowledge and insights for designing better solutions, through the sharing of best practices.
For its fourth webinar in the series this year, LCC and Globe will present the Liveable Cities Labs: Rainy Season Readiness on June 30, Wednesday at 3-5 pm. Speakers and panelists include Ben Hur Abalos, Chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority; Mayor Marcelino Teodoro of Marikina City; Dr. Andreas Klippe, President and CEO of Flood Control Asia; Missaka Hettiarachchi, Senior Fellow of WWF-US; and Emmanuel Estrada, Globe SVP for Technology Strategy & Service Integration. Veronica Gabaldon, Executive Director of the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation, will moderate the session.
The discussion is very important as PAGASA declared the beginning of the rainy season last Friday, June 4, 2021.
According to PAGASA, the Philippines is prone to tropical cyclones due to its geographical location which generally produces heavy rains, strong winds, and flooding of many areas in the country that result in loss of many lives and damages to infrastructure, properties, and agriculture. The Philippines is ranked 9th in the world as one of the countries most affected by extreme weather events based on the 2020 World Risk Index.
“Despite these weather disruptions, cities must keep public services running, especially the ongoing national vaccination program. Planning and preparing for the rainy season will help residents stay safe, and strengthen their ability to avoid, adapt and overcome challenges to their way of living, said Bill Luz, Chief Resilience Officer of the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation and moderator of the LCC, Globe Lab Webinar Series.
Historically, the peak of the typhoon season is from July through October, when nearly 70% of all typhoons for the year enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility.
Interested parties and stakeholders are encouraged to sign up now.
Any questions or inquiries regarding this event can be addressed to [email protected].
The 2021 Liveable Cities Labs is a continuing series of webinars to empower cities with knowledge and insights for designing better solutions for their communities.
This initiative is part of Globe’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), specifically UN SDG No. 9 and No. 11, which emphasize the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development, as well as the importance of building sustainable cities and communities.