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Defying Disasters MOU Signing

Heherson Alvarez of the Philippines Climate Change Commission (center), Kenya’s Permanent Secretary Ali Mohamed, Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources (left) and Viktor Sebek of the ICPS, Colombia (right) sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that forges an innovative South-South public-private partnership between the three countries to join forces by sharing their best practices, promote indigenous techniques, and collaborate in developing new mechanisms and instruments to reduce risk and vulnerability of their countries to natural and climate change-related hazards.

Witnesses to the signing are Wendy Watson Wright, IOC-UNESCO (extreme right), (standing at the back from left) Geoffre Mahungu (NEMA-Kenya), Philippines Congressmen Dan Fernandez and Manuel Ortega, PA on Climate Change, Sec. Elizea Gozun (Philippines), Housing Chief, Diego Restrepo (Medellin, Colombia), and Secretary of Interior, Emiliana Bernard (San Andres, Colombia).

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“Defying Disasters:  A Tri-Continental South-South Dialogue”
Side Event, Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development
RioCentro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
19 June 2012