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.
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.