The 11th meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee on Disaster Management (RCC) was opened by the Vice President, Honorable Excellency U Nyan Tun today with the main theme on 'Reducing Disaster Risk and Transforming Development'.
Given the gravity of disaster impacts in Asia over the past decade, the need for mainstreaming disaster risk reduction into national and local development policy and planning has never been higher. To do this, risk assessment is a crucial first step, writes Bandula Wickramarachch. (Photo: pornvit_v / Shutterstock.com)
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a handover ceremony to present community flood maps and preparedness manuals to the Chief Executive of Tha Luang Subdistrict Administrative Organization of Ayutthaya province.
Registration is now open for the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) to be held in Bangkok from 22-26 June 2014.
The 11th meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee on Disaster Management will be held in Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar on 1–3 April 2014. The meeting discusses reducing disaster risk and transforming development in the Asia-Pacific region.