11th Annual Building Resilience Through
Private-Public Partnerships Conference
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation convened in-person on July 28-29, 2022, in Washington, D.C. for its 11th Annual Building Resilience Through Private Public Partnerships Conference.
This year’s conference explored the need for readiness strategies to improve resilience – bringing together key players from government, nonprofits, and the private sector to drive effective resilience programming through greater collaboration across sectors.
As we enter the third year of living with COVID-19, new and persistent challenges remain. The crisis in Ukraine has sparked an ongoing humanitarian response and associated threats to social, physical, and cyber infrastructure have underscored the need for vigilance across sectors. The frequency and severity of disasters of all kinds continue to escalate, requiring additional capacity for solutions including greater sustainability of the built environment. Meanwhile, ensuring that equity is integrated throughout all aspects of the disaster lifecycle remains critical to building more effective coordination and communication, and strengthening our communities.
Our 11th Annual Building Resilience Conference featured two days of thought-provoking sessions and insightful conversations. After two years of virtual programming, we were thrilled to host a vibrant, in-person event with action-oriented roundtables, engaging breakout sessions, and substantive discussions from the main stage. The event also featured various networking opportunities, including a Resilience Network Reception.
As in previous years, leaders engaged before, during, and after disasters shared perspectives to help inspire the shared commitment to resilience domestically and globally. Our way of life depends on the reliability of systems and institutions to perform under duress, disruptions, and disasters. Unfortunately, this dependency and system interdependency is often forgotten until a crisis is underway or on the event of a disaster.
Now is the opportunity to strengthen partnerships before the next crisis occurs.
Missed the event or want to share with colleagues? You can catch all mainstage sessions here.
Andres Chong-Qui Torres
Director of the Office of Faith Based & Neighborhood Partnerships, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce