Experts debated the challenges and opportunities to develop strategies for managing the financial impacts of disaster risks in hazard-prone countries at the two-day workshop in Bangkok on 8-9 May. Forty-one experts from the public, private and development sectors shared their experience and expertise and concluded that the absence of a common and systematic methodology to gather data regarding the impact of past disasters is a key hindrance in the development of an effective risk financing framework.
ADPC has released a “stories from the field” booklet to showcase the progress of communities, across Asia and the Pacific, in building resilience against disasters and the action being implemented to protect the safety of their livelihood, with support from ADPC. Stories demonstrate the outstanding support from governments, partners and the courage of people to help overcome the challenges in the face of disasters.
ADPC was joined by participants to discuss the integration of gender-inclusive agendas and practices across disaster management frameworks. Participants were encouraged to highlight current issues, opportunities for development and potential entry points for realizing a gender-inclusive and rights-based approach across future projects within the Asia-Pacific region. The meeting also introduced the BRDR program and ADPC’s newly appointed Senior Gender Advisor.
Mongolian Journalists learnt the concept of disaster management and how they can save lives through reporting. In a two-day media workshop held in Ulaanbaatar in April, 40 journalists were introduced to the concept of a One Man Journalist (OMJ) that spells out how simple devices, from mobile phones to tablets, can be used to report on disaster mitigation and preparedness actions.
Architects from Indonesia and five Asian countries gathered to attend a training workshop on Disaster Risk Management for Architects from 4-7 April 2018 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The workshop was jointly organized by ADPC, Architects Regional Council of Asia (ARCASIA), and Indonesian Institute of Architects (IAI).