ADB Virtual Business Opportunities Seminar Series: Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management and Procurement

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ADB Virtual Business Opportunities Seminar Series: Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management and Procurement

07 October 2021

The Business Opportunities Seminars (BOS) are regular events organized by ADB's Procurement, Portfolio, and Financial Management Department for its consultant and contractor community to share news and updates on how to access to ADB opportunities and its procurement framework. Since the pandemic started, ADB is holding virtually the BOS with the support of ADB speakers. These events are traditionally organized at the request of constituencies partners. This year, in order to better support the companies and consultants to access ADB opportunities, PPFD started virtual ADB-initiated BOS. The first event was held on 3 June 2021 on ADB Consultant Management System (CMS) and attended by around 400 participants.
 
PPFD and the Climate Change team propose to hold the next ADB-initiated BOS on the ADB procurement framework and climate change actions in ADB. The event will be open to all interested participants, will showcase ADB's response to different climate change challenges in Asia and will help the consultant and contractor community to better understand how they could participate in these activities.

Objectives

During the seminar, participants had the opportunity to:

  • meet virtually with ADB staff in the climate change and disaster risk management thematic group, procurement, consulting, project management, and related operations as well as sector specialists;
  • hear procurement methods and case studies from the climate change and disaster risk management thematic group; and
  • discover what business opportunities are available for climate change, and where.

At the end of the seminar, participants will have had:

  • discovered the climate change challenges in the Asia Pacific region;
  • a look at ADB response and climate change strategy and climate finance objectives;
  • a look into disaster risk management program including disaster risk finance; and
  • received first-hand information on business opportunities and procurement methods at ADB related to climate change and disaster risk management. 
Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
07 Oct 2021 Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management and Procurement Session Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management
This presents an overview on ADB’s strategies on tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability...
Charlotte Benson
07 Oct 2021 Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management and Procurement Session Central and West Asia Region
This presents an overview on ADB’s response to climate change in Central and West Asia Region.
Malte Maass
07 Oct 2021 Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management and Procurement Session East Asia Region
This presents an overview on ADB’s strategies on climate change adaptation, mitigation and resiliency in East Asia Region.
Xuedu Lu
07 Oct 2021 Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management and Procurement Session Pacific Region
This presents an overview on ADB’s response towards the growing threat of climate change in Pacific Region.
Noelle O'Brien
07 Oct 2021 Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management and Procurement Session Southeast Asia Region
This presents an overview on the vulnerability of Southeast Asia Region to climate change and ADB’s response towards it.
Srinivasan Ancha
07 Oct 2021 Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management and Procurement Session South Asia Region
This presents an overview on ADB’s response to climate change challenges in South Asia Region.
Liping Zheng
07 Oct 2021 Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management and Procurement Session Private Sector Operations
This presents an overview on ADB’s response on the vulnerability and impacts of climate change to Agribusiness in Asia.
Brett Sutton
07 Oct 2021 ADB Procurement System Procurement Methods at ADB: Overview and Sustainable Procurement
This presents an overview on ADB’s procurement framework towards sustainable procurement and business opportunities.
Stephane Bessadi, Jenny Yan Yee Chu
07 Oct 2021 Case Studies Kiribati South Tarawa Water Supply Project
This presents an overview on the scope of works and opportunities on South Tarawa Water Supply Project.
Noelle O'Brien
07 Oct 2021 Case Studies Bank of Xingtai Green Finance Development Project
This presents an overview on establishing green finance system in Bank of Xingtai and support replications in other similar banks.
Anqian Huang
07 Oct 2021 Case Studies Kyrgyzstan's Landslide Risk Management Sector
This presents an overview of reducing vulnerability and exposure of communities and infrastructure to landslide events in Kyrgyzstan.
Malte Maass
07 Oct 2021 Case Studies Climate-friendly Agribusiness Value Chains Sector Project in CAM, LAO and MYA
This presents an overview of improving agribusiness value chain infrastructure and promoting climate resiliency in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar.
Srinivasan Ancha
07 Oct 2021 Case Studies Green and Resilient Affordable Housing Sector Project - Bhutan
This presents an overview on improving livability, safety, and sustainability of human settlements through better access to adequate and affordable housing...
Liping Zheng
07 Oct 2021 Webinar Recording Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management and Procurement
This links to the webinar video of the Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management and Procurement BOS learning event.

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