Building a More Sustainable and Resilient World with Innovation

Event: ADB's Southeast Asia Development Symposium (SEADS 2022): Sustainable Solutions for Southeast Asia’s Recovery

Building a More Sustainable and Resilient World with Innovation

16 March 2022

Technology is key to accelerating Asia’s progress toward a greener and more resilient future, said experts at the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) third Southeast Asia Development Symposium held on 16–17 March. In the session, "Building a More Sustainable and Resilient World with Innovation," experts examined how to wield technology to address environmental problems and to bolster communities’ resilience.

The session was organized by Google.

Moderator: Akito Tanaka, Senior Staff Writer and Chief Business News Correspondent, Nikkei Asia

  • Andrew Ure, Director, Public Affairs, Google Asia Pacific
  • Parimita Mohanty, Program Management Officer, Renewable Energy, United Nations Environment Programme
  • Febriadi Pratama, CEO, Gringgo Indonesia
  • Hamish McGowan, Professor, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Marija Ralic, Lead, Asia Pacific
  • Tomomi Matsuoka, Program Manager, Google Earth Outreach
  • Hiroki Miyajima, Director, Climate Policy Headquarters, City of Yokohama, Japan
  • Ryan Rahardjo, Head, Public Affairs, Southeast Asia, Google Asia Pacific

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