On October 19, 2021
Manila, Philippines. Development partners and private sector players called for collaborative efforts to address the country’s pressing issues in the agriculture sector, in the run-up to the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Philippines and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Philippines Office co-hosted the Climate Talk Webinar Series titled Climate Resilient and Sustainable Agribusiness: MSMEs and Value Chain Innovation in the Philippines.
The webinar was joined by a group of industry leaders from the public and private, domestic and international organizations, such as the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the World Bank, the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the Philippines Business for Social Progress (PBSP) and Nestlé.
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Korean Embassy, GGGI, partners urge sectors to address issues in PH agriculture
The webinar was joined by a group of key industry leaders from public and private, domestic, and international organizations. From top left to bottom right: Angel Bautista, Corporate Affairs Executive for Philippines branch of Nestlé; Juhern Kim, GGGI Philippines Country Representative; Elvin Y. UY, Executive Director for the Philippines Business Social Progress (PBSP); Jaesang Hwang, Country Director for KOICA; Kyooho Lee, Consul General of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Philippines; Ryan Bedford, Acting Agricultural Counselor for the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines; and Eli Weiss, Senior Agriculture Economist from the World Bank Philippines (not in the group picture)
Kyooho Lee, Consul General, of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Philippines, opening the webinar series
Blesila Lantayona, Undersecretary for the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), delivering keynote presentation on the DTI’s role in upgrading agri value chains and MSMEs
Group photo of the participants