The PICE attended the Annual General Assembly of ARISE Philippines conducted virtually on June 18, 2021. Dr. Erdsan Rene S. Suero. PICE National President and ARISE Philippines Board and Engr. Frederick Francis M. Sison, Chair of the PICE Disaster Management Program Committee represented PICE.
The speakers during the annual meeting were ARISE Philippines Co-Chair Ret. VAdm Aleaxander Pama, ARISE Global Board Engr. Liza B. Silerio and Chief UNDRR ROAP Mr. Marco Toscano-Rivalta. The ARISE Global Updates, UNDRR Asia Pacific Updates, ARISE Philippines Updates and 2021 Directions were discussed. Mr. Hans T. Sy, the President of SM Prime and Co-Chair of ARISE Philippines was the Keynote Speaker.
Breakout sessions were conducted to discuss the Work Themes and Priority Areas of ARISE. PICE as Lead of PA No. 4 on Resilient Infrastructure facilitated the Session through Engr. Frederick Francis M. Sison.
ARISE, a Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies, is a network of private sector entities led by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).
ARISE works towards a resilient/ prosperous future wherein members voluntarily commit to support and implement the Sendai Framework Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 – 2030 aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development (SDGs), among others.
The Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) is a member of ARISE Philippines.