| Asian Urban Disaster Mitigation
Program (AUDMP) |
5th Working Group Meeting
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
23-25 February, 2000
As you are aware the Working Group Meeting (WGM), an annual event under
provides an opportunity to all project partners to share and exchange information
and to get feedback and ideas from the group during the meeting.
The previous WGMs provided a platform for all members to present the activities
of their projects with the entire group. This year’s WGM, scheduled
at Phnom Penh Cambodia during 23-25 February 2000, departs from that trend
in the sense that instead of looking back, it looks ahead to set future
course of action for the AUDMP.
The expertise, insights and rich experience gained during the implementation
of projects in respective countries have built together a strong regional
knowledge base on disaster reduction. To continue building and enriching
this knowledge base and to extend the best practices to other cities and
countries, we need to capture these and ponder about ways of sustaining
the efforts in order to save lives. At this point of time, when four
of the national demonstration projects viz. Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Nepal
and Cambodia are about to complete their Phase II activities and start
their replication phase, it seems appropriate to identify "replication"
as the central theme for this year’s WGM.
It was with this background that a meeting took place at ADPC in Bangkok
during the first week of December to discuss the strategy for replication
of projects. The project managers from Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Nepal
and Cambodia took part in the discussions. After two weeks of continuous
discussions with the four project managers and AUDMP/ADPC staff, the replication
team consisting of Rob Stephenson, Peter Anderson, Joanne Burke and Michael
Lippe as team leader submitted a draft replication strategy. This
findings and recommendations of the report will be circulated for your
review before the WGM and the same will also be presented, discussed and
finalized at the WGM. This will help all of us to arrive at a consensus
on the issues pertaining to replication and will also guide the AUDMP in
the years to come.
Please click on the following links to know more about the meeting:
All of us here at AUDMP look forward to meeting with you at Phnom