Antonia Loyzaga

Manila Observatory

Ms. Yulo Loyzaga is the president of the National Resilience Council, a science and technology based public-private partnership aimed at the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. She is a member of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Science and Technology Advisory Group (STAG) and Asia Pacific Science and Technology Academia Advisory Group (APSTAAG). She likewise serves on the Science Advisory Board of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Center of Excellence-Taipei (IRDR ICoE). She is a Trustee of the Zuellig Family Foundation, the Manila Observatory and Ateneo de Naga University. She is a member of the board of directors of UNDRR’s ARISE Philippines initiative and leads its Education and Training and Disaster Risk Management work themes. Prior to these appointments, Ms. Loyzaga was the Executive Director of the Manila Observatory from 2007-2016 and a Trustee of the Ateneo de Manila University from 2007-2017. During this period, she was appointed as a member of the Department of Science and Technology’s Committee on Space Technology Applications and the UNESCO National Commission’s Committee on Science and Technology. In 2013, she was given special recognition by the Armed Forces of the Philippines for her contributions to the Philippine military’s emergency disaster response operations during Super Typhoon Haiyan. Ms. Loyzaga holds a Master of Arts degree in Government from Georgetown University.
Dec 2020 14 Dec 19.00- 20.30 (BKK) WS405 Dealing with Disasters Fast and Slow: Health System Resilience for COVID-19 and Climate Change