Opening Ceremony and Keynote Address
Kamolnai ChaixanienHeiko M. Stutzinger

Conference Room 1

  • Kamolnai Chaixanien (Senior Executive Vice President at TCC Assets (Thailand) Co Ltd)

    Kamolnai Chaixanien

    Senior Executive Vice President at TCC Assets (Thailand) Co Ltd
  • Heiko M. Stutzinger (Managing Director of VNU Asia Pacific)

    Heiko M. Stutzinger

    Managing Director of VNU Asia Pacific
Panel Discussion: Effective Disaster Risk Management Post-COVID: Key Considerations
Sanjay SrivastavaSreenivas Narayanan

Conference Room 1

  • Sanjay Srivastava (Chief, Disaster Risk Reduction Section (DRS) at UN-ESCAP)

    Sanjay Srivastava

    Chief, Disaster Risk Reduction Section (DRS) at UN-ESCAP
  • Sreenivas Narayanan (Group Managing Director of ASSIST Asia)

    Sreenivas Narayanan

    Group Managing Director of ASSIST Asia
Coffee Break

REDCON Exhibition Area

Break-Out Sessions

Available Break-Out Sessions:
Disaster Risk Reduction Break-out Session
Emergency Response & Preparedness Break-out Session

Lunch

Public Foyer, Ground Floor

Keynote Address

Conference Room 1

Break-Out Sessions

Available Break-Out Sessions:
Disaster Risk Reduction Break-out Session
Emergency Response & Preparedness Break-out Session

Coffee Break

REDCON Exhibition Area

Break-Out Sessions

Available Break-Out Sessions:
Disaster Risk Reduction Break-out Session
Emergency Response & Preparedness Break-out Session

Networking Cocktails

Public Foyer, Ground Floor

Panel Discussion: HumanitarianDevelopment Nexus: Can this be achieved?
Barbara Jane EwalsGregory Matthews

Conference Room 1

  • Barbara Jane Ewals (Executive Director of Initiative For Global Resilience)

    Barbara Jane Ewals

    Executive Director of Initiative For Global Resilience
  • Gregory Matthews (Deputy Regional Director of International Rescue Committee (IRC))

    Gregory Matthews

    Deputy Regional Director of International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Coffee Break

REDCON Exhibition Area

Break-Out Session

Available Break-Out Sessions:
Disaster Risk Reduction Break-out Session
Emergency Response & Preparedness Break-out Session

Lunch

Public Foyer, Ground Floor

Panel Discussion: Localization – Giving Evidence to Effective & Relevant Partnerships
Heiko M. Stutzinger

Conference Room 1

  • Heiko M. Stutzinger (Managing Director of VNU Asia Pacific)

    Heiko M. Stutzinger

    Managing Director of VNU Asia Pacific
Keynote Address: Circular Economy as the way to build Business Resilience
Coffee Break

REDCON Exhibition Area

Building Resilience for Business/MSMEs during Disasters
Sreenivas NarayananAslam PerwaizSuriyan Vichitlekarn
  • Sreenivas Narayanan (Group Managing Director of ASSIST Asia)

    Sreenivas Narayanan

    Group Managing Director of ASSIST Asia

    Sreeni has extensive experience in the development sector spanning over two decades. A Chemical Engineer by training with an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management, he has led & been involved in development projects in over 20 countries across Asia.

    His brainchild, the AsianNGO, is a one-stop set of interlined databases of funding and grant opportunities, partnership prospects, and learning resources for NGOs, nonprofits, and development organizations in Asia. It has become Asia’s leading platform supporting development organizations to address issues that they face.

    Within the AsianNGO ecosystem is a quarterly publication called iMPACT Magazine, the first and only publication for Asia’s social sector. With online and print versions, iMPACT has become a great source of learning for development professionals. The magazine features insights, interviews and practical advice that cut across borders and themes, from some of the most innovative and influential minds in their industries.

    Both AsianNGO and IMPACT are social ventures of the Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST), an NGO also founded and managed by Sreeni. It is an international, self-sustaining, Pan-Asian non-profit organization that promotes capacity building to achieve progress and profit in the region.

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  • Aslam Perwaiz (Deputy Executive Director (DED) of Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC))

    Aslam Perwaiz

    Deputy Executive Director (DED) of Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)

    Mr. Aslam Perwaiz is the Deputy Executive Director (DED) of Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC). He is a results-driven manager with a mix of leadership and technical expertise in developing, managing and delivering high-impact programmes all of which in the context of economic analysis, sustainable development, environment, disaster risk reduction and climate resilience.

    Holding a Master’s degree in Statistics with acquired expertise on disaster risk management, he is currently leading program development, funds acquisition, and program management iof ADPC thematic areas including climate resilience. risk governance, urban resilience, health risk management, preparedness for response and recovery, and geospatial information.

    He has been involved in various initiatives of APEC and served as an expert and resource person for the SME disaster resilience, business continuity planning and SME digital resilience (O2O) projects. Among other notable initiatives, he mentors the ADPC’s privates sector engagement “iPrepare Business” facility and post-disaster needs assessment initiative “Ready4Recovery”.

    Prior to joining ADPC, he worked with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) in India

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  • Suriyan Vichitlekarn (Executive Director of Mekong Institute)

    Suriyan Vichitlekarn

    Executive Director of Mekong Institute

    As Mekong Institute’s (MI) Executive Director beginning on September 1, 2020, Mr. Suriyan Vichitlekarn steers the strategic planning and implementation of the intergovernmental organization’s human resource development, capacity strengthening, and research efforts to spur the acceleration of sustainable socioeconomic development and poverty alleviation in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS).

    Recognized as a respected development leader and regional integration advocate, Mr. Suriyan holds over 15 years of experience in delivering innovative approaches and sustainable practices across his specialized areas of agriculture and rural development, public- private partnership, and trade facilitation in the GMS and Southeast Asia.

    Before taking the helm at MI, Mr. Suriyan was the Deputy Cluster Coordinator for Food and Agriculture of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in Thailand and Spokesperson of the Agriculture Working Group under the GIZ Sector Network for Natural Resources and Rural Development in Asia and the Pacific.

    As Deputy Cluster Coordinator, Mr. Suriyan spearheaded project steering and management, as well as partnership development in the food and agriculture sectors across the GMS. He, as the Regional Project Director of the Better Rice Initiative Asia from 2014 to 2017, also ushered several rice-related initiatives, which continue to be adapted and implemented by major rice-producing countries across Southeast Asia today.

    In addition, Mr. Suriyan carries an extensive international development network, having assumed key positions at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat in Indonesia, and the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center. He remains one of the most sought-after and prolific speakers for his macro- and micro-level perspectives on agricultural development in high-level knowledge exchange and dialogue-sharing platforms organized by international and regional organizations such as ADB, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, ASEAN, FAO, the Greater Mekong Subregional Economic Cooperation, and the Sustainable Rice Platform. Mr. Suriyan has also contributed to numerous research and policy studies, including being the lead author of the ASEAN Integrated Food Security Framework.

    Mr. Suriyan is a Thai national and graduate of Faculty of Fisheries at Kasetsart University, Thailand. He completed his master’s degree program on Management of Agricultural Knowledge Systems (MAKS) at the Wageningen Agricultural University, the Netherlands.

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Panel Discussion: Risk Pooling – Enabling Access to Risk Financing Through Multi-Sectoral Partnerships
Closing the Loop: Synthesis and Closing of REDCON 2021
Barbara Jane Ewals
  • Barbara Jane Ewals (Executive Director of Initiative For Global Resilience)

    Barbara Jane Ewals

    Executive Director of Initiative For Global Resilience

    Barbara Ewals is the current Executive Director of the Initiative for Global Resilience (i4gr) – a global movement that advances partnership initiatives on resilience in all forms. i4gr assist all stakeholders to scale for impact – enhancing north-south and south-south cooperation through improved partnership mechanisms.

    Partnerships & Stakeholder Engagement has been the forefront of her career. She was one of the key experts that was tapped by UN-ESCAP & UN University to validate the guidelines they were developing to assist members states, public & private organizations as well as civil societies in managing their partnerships to implement the UN’s 2030 Agenda. This guidelines was then published and unveiled during UN-ESCAP’s Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2018 – which is also the regional high level forum for UN-ESCAP’s member states.

    She has extensive global experience spanning 15 years as a Partnerships & Advocacy expert in leading nonprofit and profit-oriented organizations. Prior to i4gr, she was also the Director for Partnerships at the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) as well as the Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED) – both organizations based in Geneva. She was also the Stakeholder Engagement Director for Global Initiatives (a sustainability consultancy based in Singapore). She has held various positions in organizations based in Thailand, Singapore, Geneva and the Philippines.

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