ECC at White House Typhoon Response Roundtable
ECC Senior Policy Advisor Felipe Floresca addressed a May 20 White House roundtable on opportunities for public-private partnerships in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines on November 8, 2013.
ECC was among the nonprofit, private sector, philanthropy and international development organizations that the White House invited to the recent roundtable to explore potential collaborations and funding opportunities.
In addressing the topic of humanitarian work and investment, Floresca noted, “The U.S. Agency for International Development and the White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders have been working hard to build collegial partnerships among NGOs, philanthropy and the private sector.” He added that ECC believes community resilience is an important focus to ensure that vulnerable communities can address ongoing climate mitigation and adaptation.
During President Obama’s first term, Floresca served the administration and represented the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the White House on a trip to Manila to help establish the Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation.