Metro Manila is one megacity which serves as the economic capital of the country, yet is exposed to multiple risks, and resides along various active fault lines.
In this context, the conference cum workshop, “the Megacities at Risk in the Philippines”, was created. The “Megacities at risk” conference and workshop was hosted by the Carlos P. Romulo Foundation and the National Resilience Council, co-chaired by Hans Sy and DND Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and with the cooperation of the Departments of Science and Technology, National Defense, Local Government, NEDA and Foreign Affairs. Experts and Metro Manila, Tokyo Metropolitan area, Taipei and San Francisco were present to share their knowledge and expertise on this topic. Members of local business organizations, foreign chambers, regional organizations (APEC Business Advisory Council, US-ASEAN Business Council, ASEAN Business Advisory Council), multilateral organizations (World Bank, ADB, UNISDR), civil society organizations and the academe (Ateneo, UP) were also invited to attend.
Coastal Cities at Risk in the Philippines and the Ateneo Innovation Center were the Ateneo de Manila University representatives for this event.
The “MEGACITIES AT RISK: Engineering Resilience to Seismic Hazards” Conference was held last April 25, 2019 at the Manila Polo Club.