10th Annual Building Resilience Through Private-Public Partnerships Conference Day 2

During Day 2 of the Building Resilience conference, leaders from government, nonprofits, and private industry explored how new systems have been deployed and looked into the next decade of challenges and opportunities.


Air Date: July 28, 2021

Moderator: Marc DeCourcey, Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Featured Guests: Thomas Bollyky, Director of the Global Health Program, Council on Foreign Relations, H.E. Erika Mouynes, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Panama, Ilan Goldfajn, Director, Western Hemisphere Department, International Monetary Fund, Tim Holt, Labor Director and Acting Head of Transmission, Siemens Energy, H.E. Roberto Álvarez, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dominican Republic, H.E. Rodolfo Solano Quirós, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Costa Rica, Marisa Lago, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce, Darby Dunn, Founder, Darby Dunn Communications, Joe Brusuelas, Chief Economist, RSM US LLP

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and U.S. NORTHERN COMMAND, convened to host the 10th Annual Building Resilience Through Private-Public Partnerships Conference.

COVID-19 has impacted every community, but recovery has not been the same. The pandemic has exposed deep-rooted vulnerabilities and shown why we as a society need to work together to increase our resilience and elevate the equity of every individual. Now is the opportunity to strengthen partnerships. Together, we can shape a resilient future that drives opportunity, prosperity, security, and advancement for all.

Discussions at the conference addressed the collaboration required among private, public, and nonprofit sectors to help mitigate the effects of all disasters. These included how to build resilience against all hazards while looking ahead to future emergencies and how we can be better prepared through greater collaboration across sectors.

Day 2 of the conference included panels on the following topics:

  • A look into the next decade and beyond, discussing emergent challenges and opportunities.
  • How agencies and government developed new systems to respond in the pandemic environment.
  • Remarks from senior administration officials on future directions for their agencies in our changing environment.
  • How businesses can share their status of operations with each other and with the government following a disaster.