This year’s Asia Public Policy Forum focused on the theme of disaster management—an issue of critical concern for an area highly vulnerable to a variety of natural hazards. With the aim of fostering discussion on core disaster management challenges and advances in Asia, it featured presentations on a variety of issues concerning disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness and response, and disaster recovery.
The forum was jointly organized by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policyat the National University of Singapore and the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia at Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Co-sponsors are the Program on Crisis Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard University Asia Center.
Lilianne Fan presented a panel on "Capacity Building and Disaster Preparedness in the Context of Asia-Pacific’s Humanitarian and Development Challenges"