Nominations for speaker(s) at Asian Local Leaders’ Forum event, 2022 APMCDRR, Brisbane, Australia

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Local leadership is among the most understated strengths of successful DRR practices. Recognising the immense role that local champions play and celebrating their achievements is critical. From emergency response to preparedness, anticipatory action to early recovery, the leadership in moving things along is demonstrated by the local communities and their leaders. The Asian Local Leaders Forum for Disaster Resilience (ALL4DR) seeks to do just that. The forum, launched at the AMCDRR in New Delhi in 2016 and a second successful edition in 2018 in Mongolia, is now seeking to celebrate and recognise leaders at the 2022 Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (APMCDRR), Brisbane, Australia

At this stage, forum would invite recommendations for speakers at the event. It is looking for local champions who embody innovative thinking for risk reduction. These passionate individuals within their communities could be local representatives (informal or elected), volunteers, micro or small businesspeople, or even be part of a youth group. Ideally, they should be articulate speakers who can champion the role of local leadership in strengthening resilience and who are turning ‘Think Resilience’ into a ‘Resilience Movement’. The potential speaker would speak from his/her personal experience and would be recognised for their efforts.  

Due to logistics constraints, we can only consider speakers from among those already confirmed to attend in person at the APMCDRR. Shortlisted local leaders will be selected by an international jury and will be felicitated during a special local leader’s event at the APMCDRR. 

Please send your recommendations by filling the details in the form (https://forms.gle/bwYFH9MXfWsjDyG5A) no later than Friday, 05 August 2022. 

For such strong local champions who will not be attending, it is requested you to still share their details in the form link above. Select case studies will be integrated into an opening showcase.  We look forward to your inputs for this important initiative.  

For any clarification, please reach out to meghna@seedsindia.org

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