Webinar: Business resilience in the face of COVID-19

Organizer(s) United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
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Event language(s)
  • English

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on businesses across Asia-Pacific. Many are closed while others are struggling to maintain operations while ensuring the safety of their workers.  Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) - which comprise more than 90% of all businesses in most Asia-Pacific countries- are especially hard hit. This webinar will highlight how businesses from different sectors have been impacted by the crisis but are also adapting their business practices to withstand the economic consequences of COVID-19.  It will also offer practical guidance and tools to SMEs to enable them to emerge more resilient in recovery.







Ms. Loretta Hieber Girardet
Chief, UNDRR Asia and Pacific 
(Host and Moderator)

Mr. Atin Patel 
General Manager, Exports
Vinod Patel & Company

Ms. Veronica Gabaldon
Executive Director
Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation
The Philippines
Ms. Chiranthi Cooray
Chief Transformation Officer
Hatton National Bank PLC
Sri Lanka
Mr. Wade Bromley
Senior Specialist, Employers' Activities
Decent Work Team for East and South-East Asia and the Pacific 
International Labour Organization
Mr. Masato Takamatsu
Tourism Resilience Japan
Mr. Aslam Perwaiz 
Deputy Executive Director 
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)

This webinar is the fourth in a series of webinars on COVID-19 organized by UNDRR’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. As the first region to be impacted by COVID-19, Asia-Pacific has become the testing ground for innovations and solutions to tackle this global disaster.

We aim to use these webinars to distil in 60 minutes the most relevant information and actionable recommendations on priority topics to support countries in their prevention, response and recovery efforts. We will also share issue briefs on the webinar topics that capture emerging lessons and policy recommendations.

Disclaimer:  For the purpose of this event, UNDRR procures the services of Zoom Video Communications, Inc., an external service provider. Registration for this webinar is supported by the Zoom registration mechanism and does not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities.
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