PSBA-Manila DRM Unit to present at the 6th Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2019 IGNITE Stage

May 2, 2019 — The Philippine School of Business Administration – Manila (PSBA-Manila) Disaster Risk Management Unit (DRM Unit) under the Graduate School of Business (GSB) will be presenting in the IGNITE Stage of the 6th Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2019) to be held on May 13 to 17, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. This event is convened and organized by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and hosted by the Government of Switzerland.

This conference will represent the next important opportunity for the international community to boost the implementation of the Sendai Framework related goals of the 2030 Agenda, as well as commitments of the Paris Climate Agreement. It is also the last global gathering for all stakeholders before the deadline for achieving Target E of the Sendai Framework: to substantially increase the number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction strategies by 2020.

Dr. Tabassam Raza, Associate Dean GSB and Director Research and Development DRM Unit, represents PSBA-Manila and the Quezon City Government as a Speaker in the IGNITE Stage, which gives GP2019 participants the chance to broaden the array of topics that are discussed at the Global Platform beyond those presented in the main sessions and events on May 15, 2019 at 10:40 a.m.. He will be presenting “Climate-Related Disasters Challenges for Sustainable Development: Innovating a Science and Policy Framework towards Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Quezon City, Philippines”.

More information can be found at the conference website at