PSBA Manila DRM Unit successfully participated in the 9th Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) 2021.

September 22, 2021 – The Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Unit, Graduate School of Business (GSB), Philippine School of Business Administration (PSBA), Manila successfully participated in the 9th Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD). The 2021 conference evolved around the theme “Research for Impact: An Inclusive and Sustainable Planet”. The ICSD 2021 was virtually held from September 20-21, 2021. Prof. Dr. Tabassam Raza represented PSBA as a panel member of the Parallel Session 3B with the theme “Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in Land Use and Development Planning.” This session was held on September 20, 2021, from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM (Philippines Time). Prof. Dr. Raza was joined by Prof. Dr. Hussain Lidasan and Prof. Carmelita Liwag both from the School of Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Philippines, Quezon City.

Following is the list of presenters with their respective topics:

Dr. Stephen Diko: Mainstreaming Climate-Smart Agriculture into Local Development Plans of Semi-Arid Regions: Evidence from the Upper West Region of Ghana.

Miss Bruna Cristina Pinto: Can animal pollinators be a tool to achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Zero Hunger and Life on Land?

Ms. Eshita Eva: Impact of LULC changes on the hydrological response and water quality of Big Creek Lake Watershed South Alabama USA.

Mr. Daniel Perez Paris: Sustainable Urban Development in Vast Patagonia to Address Socio-Ecological Relations and Climate Change: A Case Study of a Mixed Coastal Urbanization Project.

Mr. Udin Suchaini: Natural Disasters Impact on Village Development: Study of Utilization of Village Funds for Disaster Mitigation Activities in Indonesia.

Dr. Teguh Kurniawan: Policy on Utilizing Indigenous Knowledge in Critical Land Rehabilitation and Fulfillment of Sustainable Food Security in Indonesia: Regrowing “Talun-Kebun” as part of the Local Permaculture Model in West Java.

Juliana Vélez-Duque: Apartadó’s River Master Plan: Mitigating risk of flooding in the face of climate change in a biodiversity hotspot.

Ms. Maura Andreuzzi: Responding to Natural Disaster Emergencies as the Starting Point to Mainstream Climate Change-Sensitive Governance at Local Scale.

Graduate school students from MBA, MBA-DRM and DBA programs attended the ICSD 2021, which discussed different topics ranging from gender equity to climate change to economic development, all focused on solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There were more than 90 participants who attended this parallel session. Indeed, the conference was a success as noted by active participation from participants. There were many good questions from participants however not all of them were attended to due to time constraints. Prof. Dr. Raza gave a synopsis of the session in which he congratulated the organizers, presenters and participants for the successful event. He noted that despite our background, social and cultural differences we are all faced with same problems. That calls for a global cooperation and active participation from everyone especially in researches towards finding solutions to our common problems. No one is safe until everyone is. We must change with change as the only thing that remains constant is the change itself.