Oct 15 2019


12:00 PM - 1:30 PM



Flooding and Drought in Asia-Pacific: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Please join our next lunch meeting on Tuesday 15 October where we will have Ms. Tiziana Bonapace speak on “Flooding and Draught in the Asia-Pacific: Two Sides of the Same Coin.”

Tiziana is the Director of Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP). Prior to this, Tiziana was Head of the Subregional Office for North and Central Asia, UN ESCAP.

Tiziana is an international development economist who joined the UN in 1990 as a UNIDO associate expert. In 1992, she joined ESCAP’s trade and investment program, where she specialized in the developmental impact of WTO and regional trade agreements, as well as the implications of WTO accession for countries with special needs..

From 2008-2010, Tiziana led the preparation of ESCAP’s flagship publication, the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific, on regional macroeconomic performance.

Since 2011, Tiziana has worked on regional connectivity issues, and the opportunities that seamless infrastructure and market integration offer for economic diversification and competitiveness. Since 2016, Tiziana has led ESCAP’s ICT and Disaster Risk Reduction program which seeks to build resilience to disasters through improved connectivity and technological innovation.

Our lunch will be held at 12 midday and will cost 650 Thai Baht which includes one glass of wine (further glasses are available at 150 Thai Baht per glass).  Fish, vegetarian, and meat options are available which can be specifically requested through informing us ahead of time. Our lunch meeting will be held at Union Hall, The Campus, Lower Lobby, the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel.

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