SEAMLESS COORDINATION, COMPREHENSIVE PLAN NEEDED TO MITIGATE IMPACT OF COVID-19 – NEDA

Well-coordinated measures guided by a comprehensive plan are crucial to contain the spread of the COVID-19 and to mitigate its social and economic impact, the National Economic and Development Authority said.

“This public health emergency brought about by COVID-19 shows us how crucial it is for us to have a whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach in addressing this challenge,” said Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia.… Read more »

ADDRESSING THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Coronavirus Disease (2019) COVID-19 now poses a more serious downside risk to the global economy. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11 to signify its severity and global coverage and urged countries to take ‘urgent and aggressive action.’ On March 13, Europe was declared the new epicenter of the virus, as its confirmed cases and deaths surpassed those of the rest of the world (except China). New cases in Europe even surpassed those of China at its peak. … Read more »

CALL FOR ENTRIES to the 12TH DUBAI INTERNATIONAL BEST PRACTICES AWARD FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT!

The 2019 Dubai International Award for Sustainable Development is open to national and regional governments, local authorities and their associations, non-governmental organizations, multilateral agencies, community-based organizations, research and academic institutions, public and private foundations, media entities and foundations.

The Dubai International Award aims to recognize the world’s best practices that demonstrate valuable contributions to sustainable urban development, as a result of effective partnerships between public, private, and civic sectors in these areas:

a. Urban Regeneration and Public Spaces
b. Construction of Sustainable, Innovative and Smart Buildings
c. Sustaining Urban Food Systems
d. Addressing Climate Change and Reducing Pollution
e. Urban Infrastructure Planning and Management

The deadline for submission of entries is on April 30, 2020.

For more information and other important dates, visit their website at https://www.dubaiaward.ae.
You may also send an email to dubaiaward@dm.gov.ae.… Read more »

Malacañang appoints RDC2 Chair and Co-Chair

President Rodrigo R. Duterte appointed Isabela Governor Rodolfo T. Albano III as the new Chair of the highest policy-making body in Cagayan Valley Region, the Regional Development Council 2. He took his oath of office in Malacañang on February 4.

Likewise, RDC2-Private Sector Representative Blessida G. Diwa was also appointed as Co-Chair and took her oath of office on February 6, also at the Malacañang.… Read more »