LettersHow Asean can build disaster resilience through public-private partnerships
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Participating in the forum were Asean sectoral bodies and centres, entities associated with Asean, external partners, United Nations agencies, NGOs, the private sector and other non-Asean organisations.
While public-private partnerships should be led by the government, several features have to be considered to make such partnerships successful. This includes a clear appreciation that the private sector represents profit-making entities, thus shared values should be agreed upon first.