In the lead up to the launch of Development2030 we will be running webinar sessions. The next session takes place on Thursday 28th October at 2pm UK time.

This session is run by Development2030 Headline Sponsors Amazon. The topic is:

Effective partnerships in building resilient communities

On June 1 2020, the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season, Amazon announced the opening of its first Disaster Relief Hub in Atlanta for faster response to regions frequently impacted by natural disasters, particularly in the south-eastern U.S., Caribbean region, and Central America. Through the Disaster Relief Hub initiative, Amazon is donating logistics services, fulfillment center space, and over 500,000 relief items to support the global humanitarian efforts of community partners including American Red Cross, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, International Medical Corps, and World Central Kitchen, among others. 

When a natural disaster hits, emergency teams quickly assess what supplies they have, procure items they need, and then consolidate, pack, and ship supplies into disaster zones. The process can take multiple days. To quicken that crucial timeframe, Amazon analyzed its data across four years of disaster support and formed a pre-positioning strategy. The strategy is tailored to the most common relief supplies needed by our community partners to do their lifesaving work. This session will cover some of the key elements that led to building the Disaster Relief Hub initiative and tips for effective community partnership

Session Speaker:

Abe Diaz
Principal Technical Product Manager
Amazon Disaster Relief
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Previous webinar session: 
Achieving the UN SDGs, how has the pandemic impacted our progress
Achieving the SDGs in the face of reduced funding has become a challenge that requires collective action in both policy making and implementation. The global labour market has experienced massive unemployment, and growing inequities, that have resulted in the slowing of economic growth across the world.
In this webinar, we approached this topic from a global perspective, and discuss how the pandemic has impacted our progress in achieving UNSDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth), UNSDG9 (Infrastructure & Innovation) and UNSDG10 (Reducing Inequalities) and discuss some approaches to finding solutions.

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The speakers for this session were:

Dr. Rehnuma Karim, PhD
Founder & CEO
Heroes for all, New York
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Dr. Nazneen Ahmed, PhD
Country Economist
UNDP, Bangladesh
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Omar Farook
Regional Policy Specialist – Forecast Based Action
& Climate Services
World Food Programme
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Asif Ibrahim
Executive Council member, UNESCAP
Chairman, ESBN Taskforce on Disaster & Climate Risk Reduction
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