ADPC shared a display of publications in the booth exhibition during the event
The Disaster Risk Management (DRM) mainstreaming guideline for Ethiopia was launched on the 11 October, 2018, in a ceremony which jointly celebrated the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR). Over 500 participants – from the federal and regional government, academic and research institutions alongside NGOs and private sectors – were in attendance.
The guideline was developed by the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC), Ethiopia with technical support from ADPC and financial support from the World Bank. The guideline is part of the Disaster Risk Management Strategic Programme and Investment Framework (DRM-SPIF) of Ethiopia, which aims to ensure effective coordination and collaboration among different sectors involved in disaster risk management (DRM).
Mr. Sisira Kumara, Director to ADPC's Preparedness for Response and Recovery Department, attends the session
The guideline will be used as a tool for integrating disaster risk and climate change concerns into the planning and budgeting process of public investment programs. A variety of sectors including agriculture and rural transformation, environment and climate resilient green economy, health sector development and potable water supply sectors will use the guideline for designing and implementing risk-sensitive programmes.
His Excellency Mr. Mitiku Kasa, Commissioner of the National Disaster Risk Management Commission appreciated the role of ADPC in developing guidelines and establishing a DRM professional training institute to enhance the disaster management capacity of the government of Ethiopia.
His Excellency Mr. Mitiku Kasa, Commissioner of the National Disaster Risk Management Commission, presents his opening remarks
During the event, ADPC shared a display of publications and briefed participants on its disaster risk reduction initiatives across Asia and the Pacific. ADPC has continued to provide support to Ethiopia through various disaster risk management capacity building initiatives; including the recent implementation of the “Strengthening Institutional Capacity and Preparedness for Emergency Response in Ethiopia” program, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.