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Disaster Response and Building Community Resilience

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
11:30am - 1:30pm PDT
Capital Group Companies
333 S. Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
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For grantmakers working domestically and around the world in post-disaster regions, it’s not always clear how to ensure that funds and other donated resources are used safely and effectively to support vulnerable communities. Furthermore, rebuilding community resilience requires an intentional focus on relationship building, collaboration, and a new way of thinking about infrastructure. 

You are cordially invited to join a funder conversation co-hosted by SCG, Capital Group Companies, and Give2Asia, where we will consider the Typhoon Haiyan experience in the Philippines as a case study of how funders can support disaster recovery efforts and long-term sustainability planning.  

We will explore opportunities for funders and communities to work smarter and in more coordinated ways with two experts in the field of disaster recovery:

  • Dr. Steven Rood, The Asia Foundation’s Country Representative for the Philippines, will discuss how the current needs of affected communities can be safely and effectively addressed by US-based grantmakers, as well as opportunities to directly address corruption and transparency in the context of Philippines disaster response.
  • Malcolm Williams, a Policy Researcher at The RAND Corporation, will address how community resilience is a critical activity for strengthening communities in the face of adversity. He will also share concrete steps that communities and foundations can take to support resilience in Southern California and beyond.

Last November, Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) waged a path of destruction across the Philippines that affected more than 14 million people and claimed 6,000+ lives. As immediate relief work draws to a close, many international grantmakers are seizing the opportunity to assist in rebuilding homes and helping residents re-start their lives.

The size and scope of this disaster offers us the opportunity to examine what it takes to rebuild and why it is important to have a robust infrastructure in place to mitigate the impacts of a future disaster. We look forward to seeing you at this special luncheon.

Who May Attend: 
Current SCG members and other grantmakers eligible for membership. For eligibility requirements, click here.

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