Management Office and KDRA hold talks on Korea National Platform establishment
The APADM Management Office in Tokyo hosted a delegation from Korea Disaster Relief Association (KDRA) in Tokyo and held a meeting on January 23 and 24 to discuss the concrete details of the formal establishment of the Korea National Platform. KDRA’s Secretary-General Mr. Young-Jin Park and Management Support Team Deputy General Manager Ms. Eun-ae Lee attended the meeting facilitated by APADM’s CEO Kensuke Onishi and Regional Coordinator Masataka Uo.
The 2-day meeting saw more detailed discussions on the process of creating a separate entity in Korea that would become the Korea National Platform. KDRA presented its proposal on relevant topics such as organization name, selection of board members and representatives, staffing, fundraising methods, and branding issues, among others. From the Management Office side, suggestions on budgeting, public relations, funding, as well as the future direction of the Korea National Platform were raised. Both sides agreed on setting the deadline of incorporation to sometime this summer, with a follow-up meeting to be held in spring. In addition, the Alliance Management Office plans to visit the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI) in April together with a group of representatives from Japanese businesses and hold a symposium in order to discuss FKI’s possible participation in the Korea National Platform and form a network of Korean businesses.