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Many media organizations in the Asia-Pacific region already accept their duty to serve wide audiences (including most vulnerable groups such as women, children, youth, persons with disabilities and elderly) before, during, after disasters. More importantly, they recognize the need to be pro-actively preparing people during quieter times between disasters. This was demonstrated when more than 300 delegates, representing broadcast media, NGOs, academia and Disaster Management Offices across the...
The private sector plays an important role in building the resilience of nations and communities. However, factors such as rapid urbanization, climate change and globalized supply chains have contributed to a public and private sector that is more economically exposed to disasters than ever before (UNISDR 2012 & 2013). The Private Sector Partnership - Asia’s core area of interest is ‘strengthening resilience’. The focus will be to increase engagement between the private sector and...
Cities and local governments are expected to play much bigger role in the Hyogo Framework for Action 2 (HFA2). Several cities have participated in the "Making Cities Resilient" Campaign to build stronger resilience city and strengthen local communities. Number of activities has been conducted aiming to build capacity of local governments as well as to obtain inputs to the successor framework of DRR (Disaster Risk reduction) (HFA2)
Presentation at the ISDR Asia Partnership (IAP) Meeting, 23 - 24 March 2009, Bangkok. Highlights the content, purpose, source, findings, achievement, trends, challenges and gaps of the analysis on DRR (Disaster Risk Reduction) education in the Pacific Region
This handbook serves as a reference on Total Disaster Risk Management (TDRM) for senior and middle level officials attached to Thailands Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM). The DDPM provides an instutional and regulatory framework for the promotion of a national risk management culture
This report distills the finer points of public awareness and social marketing in urban disaster risk management practice in Asia. It reviews more than dozen case studies of country demonstration projects that have been implemented as a part of Asian Urban Disaster Mitigation Program (AUDMP). It draws principles, methodologies, examples and lessons learned from each public awareness and social marketing component of country demonstration projects of AUDMP in 10 target countries