Building Resilience to Floods and Droughts: Private Sector Opportunity

Tuesday 25 August | 16.00-17.30 | Room: NL 357
Eritrea, Dahlak Isles, Red Sea | Matej Hudovernik

The Global Resilience Partnership, convened by The Rockefeller Foundation, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and the United States Agency for International Development, is focused on developing and implementing locally driven, high-impact solutions to empower hundreds of millions of people in the Sahel, Horn of Africa, and South and Southeast Asia to increase their resilience.

This event will discuss how to surface new innovations that build water resilience and the ways that the private sector can help the global community pivot from being reactive in the wake of water-related disasters to focusing on solutions that enable cities, communities, and households to better manage and adapt to inevitable shocks. 


Introduction by moderator
Discussion with Panelists

Christian Holmes, Deputy Assistant Administrator and Global Water Coordinator, United Stated Agency for International Development (USAID)

Linda Freiner, Flood Resilience Program Manager, Zurich Insurance Group

Anders Granlund, Lead Policy Specialist, Environment and Climate, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

Belinda Reyers, Professor in Sustainability Science at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden, and Stellenbosch University, South Africa; Vice-chair of the Science Committee of Future Earth