VNU Asia Pacific : Partnership for resilience...
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Partnership for resilience building

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For REDCON Asia (Resilience on Emergency & Disaster Conference), VNU Asia Pacific has partnered up with The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia. "The resilience-building process is reliant on partnerships and collaboration between a wide range of stakeholders, ranging from institutions to businesses to communities and individuals, between and across countries", VNU Asia Pacific states. The motivation for the partnership is to advance the vision on creating a stronger "hub of actors" that works cohesively on achieving the targets set by the Sendai Framework and the UN SDGs 2030, the company explains.

„The resilience-building process is reliant on partnerships and collaboration. “
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UON is among the top 200 universities in the world. In 2021, UON was ranked the number one university in the world for the UN Sustainable Development Goal 17 – Partnerships for the Goals. It is a UN-Habitat partner university and its Master of Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development programme in the School of Architecture and Built Environment is certified by the United Nations Institute of Training and Research (UNITAR).

The VNU-UON collaboration for REDCON Asia, which will be held at the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok from December 7 to 9, 2022, can be seen as a step in this direction. "Synergies will be sought and established between minds from around the world towards the common goal of developing innovative strategies for disaster risk reduction and emergency management", VNU Asia Pacific is convinced.