Anticipatory Action is becoming a critical approach in disaster risk management, as there is a growing consensus on the value of acting early in terms of both cost-effectiveness and efficiency rather than waiting for hazards to cause impacts and then responding.
In line with this year’s theme of ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM) “From response to anticipatory action and resilience: ASEAN’s journey towards global leadership in disaster management”, ADPC in collaboration with Viet Nam Disaster and Dyke Management Authority (VDDMA) organized a Lightning Talk titled “Building Urban Climate Resilience: From Response to Anticipatory Action”, on 15th June 2023 in Da Nang, Viet Nam, to share knowledge on Anticipatory Actions focusing especially on urban settings and cities.
Assoc. Prof. Tavida Kamolvej, Deputy Governor from the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), showcased proactive strategies from Bangkok city for acting early to manage disaster risks and minimize disaster losses. She highlighted the city readiness and preparedness initiatives undertaken related to Flood & Water Management and Fire & Public Safety Management.
This knowledge-sharing platform was organized under the Program on “Urban Resilience to Climate Extremes in Southeast Asia” with funding support from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad).