EBAC Engagement Opportunity, Thursday 12 September at 14:00 – 8th Floor ESCAP Building (tentative)

The Trade and Investment Division with the Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division (IDD) will be collaborating in the implementation of private sector and disaster risk reduction (DRR) programming, with the overall goal of improving the resilience of the private sector to risks from disaster and adverse effects of climate change. As part of this collaboration we would like to invite members of EBAC to participate in the first external inter-agency meeting to be tentatively held Thursday 12 September at 14:00. This meeting will act as a consultation and lead-up to several subsequent meetings in which EBAC is invited to play a lead consultative role. The subsequent events/outputs are as follows:

- Asia Pacific Intergovernmental Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction (Bangkok 27-28 November 2013 – which will incorporate a special session on Private Sector and IDD)
- 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (Bangkok June 2014),
- 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (Sendai, April 2015), and
- The UN General Assembly, to deliberate Post-2015 including the UN Plan of Action on Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience in the run up of the Post 2015 Development Agenda (New York, September 2015).