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The core mandate of the UN/ISDR Asia & Pacific includes awareness-raising activities in disaster risk reduction, including the promotion of the World Disaster Reduction Campaign and the annual UN Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction, advocacy through policy formulation, the dissemination of guidelines to assist in the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), promote the establishment of national platforms for disaster risk reduction, enhance networking and partnership-building to contribute to an effective culture of safety and protection of all communities in the Asia and Pacific Islands region.
At Fourth World Water Forum (4th WWF), regional documents coordinated by Japan Water Forum (JWF) and 5 sub-regional coordinators (Korea Water Forum, Global Water Partnership (GWP) South East Asia, GWP South Asia, GWP CACENA and the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC)) together with regional water stakeholders reported on the Asia-Pacific region’s formidable water related challenges. These include the need for increased access to improved water supplies and sanitation through investments in infrastructure and capacity building, the protection and restoration of river basins as the fundamental provider of freshwater resources through Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), and the need to drastically reduce the vulnerability of human populations to water-related disasters.
The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) is a non-profit organization supporting the advancement of safer communities and sustainable development, through implementing programs and projects that reduce the impact of disasters upon countries and communities in Asia and the Pacific
The aim of this network is to promote coordination, information sharing and collaboration among NGOs and other stakeholders for effective and efficient disaster reduction and response in the Asia-Pacific region
The Asian Disaster Reduction Center has been established in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, to facilitate exchange of disaster reduction experts from each country and concerned bodies, accumulate and provide disaster reduction information, and carry out research into multinational disaster reduction cooperation as the focus of this initiative.
The United Nations Online Network in Public Administration and Finance (UNPAN) Asia PAcific Disaster Management website has a compilation of documents about Asia disaster management support systems, effective disaster warning, flood mitigation and disaster relief strategy, natural disaster data and information management system, disaster risk management and vulnerability reduction
PDC is an applied science, information and technology center, working to reduce disaster risks and impacts to peoples' lives and property. PDC applies its expertise to seamlessly integrate various technologies for Disaster Management (DM) support in the Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean regions and beyond. The Center supports customers' DM requirements by providing timely, accurate, and relevant informational and analytical products in times of emergencies. PDC is also engaged in capacity building projects around the world—providing support and training regarding data and information management, decision and policy support, applications development, and information systems engineering.
The Inter-Agency Standing Committee Humanitarian Early Warning Service (IASC-HEWS web) is an inter-agency partnership project aimed at establishing a common platform for humanitarian early warnings and forecasts for natural hazards. The main objective of HEWSweb is to bring together and make accessible in a simple manner the most credible early warning information available at the global level from multiple specialized institutions.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) provides warnings for Pacific basin teletsunamis (tsunamis that can cause damage far away from their source) to almost every country around the Pacific rim and to most of the Pacific island states, Indian Ocean, Carribean Sea, South China Sea, United States mainland and Canada
Compiled and written by Ms. Lolita Bildan. This publication is based on review and summary of information from documents produced/collected by the PDR-SEA project, literature from the varied collection of books, reports and monographs in the ADPC library, internet resources, presentations made and discussions held at the 1st and 2nd meetings of the ADPC Consultative Committee on Regional Cooperation in Disaster Management (November 2000 and 2001), the Working Group in Disaster Management (October 2001), Regional of the ASEAN Regional Program on Disaster Management Asian Regional Workshop on Policy, Legal and Planning for Disaster Management (April 2002).
This Primer gives basic information about three natural hazards- earthquake, volcanic eruption, and tsunamis. It also provides a list of guidelines on what to do before, during and after a disaster and additional information on coping mechanisms after a disaster.
UNISDR Informs 25 Issue 02, 2006:Disaster Reduction in Asia Pacific; Tropical cyclone mitigation in Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea; Disaster-conflict interface project by UNDP Bureau for Crisis Prevention & Recovery; Institutionalizing community-Based Disaster Risk Management in South East Asia; Asian countries urged to mainstream disaster risk management into development; Disaster risk reduction activities in central Asia; Development of disaster risk profiles: the case of the Maldives
Report to the Forum and Fair "Child and Youth PArticipation in Tsunami Response" 12-16 November 2005, Phuket, Thailand : The roles of young people in tsunami response; The impact of the tsunami on young people and their communities; What is child and youth participation?; Why should child and youth participation be promoted?; What prevents and enables child and youth participation?
by Glenn Dolcemascolo, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, February 2004. Prepared for the Embassy of Sweden/Sida Bangkok. This paper tackles three key features facing contemporary disaster managers: What is the value of prevention?; How can we achieve synergy and integration across sectors such as disaster risk reduction and environmental management?; What scientific evidence and decision support tools are available to help operationalize the integration
By Lorna P. Victoria, Director, Center for Disaster Preparedness. This paper highlights the features, processes, components, and gains of community based disaster management (CBDM) as showcased by good practices in community based preparedness and mitigation of key organizations involved in the Philippine Disaster Management Forum.
This paper describes the three main components namely Communication, Data Distribution and Data Management Systems suggested as a solution for natural disaster data and information management to reduce the cost and time for contingency and decision-making in Malaysia. Other subdivision integrated with natural disaster data and information management system are described.
Daily monsoon bulletin & river situation report; River level forecasts for 24, 48 and 72 hours; Current warning messages; Special flood situation report; Thana inundation status map; Flood forecast maps; Monthly flood report; Dry season bulletin (weekly); Annual Flood Report
By Chanuka Wattegama. Topics include: Disaster Management; ICT For Disaster Prevention, Mitigation And Preparedness; ICT For Disaster Response; and ICT For Disaster Recovery.
The ICHARM is an international hub which hosts information documents, research update and trainings to mitigate impact from devastating water hazards and provide accurate strategies for water-related disaster prevention and mitigation.
The International Flood Network (IFNet) was created on the Flood Days of the 3rd World Water Form at Kyoto in March 2003. IFNet is a network aiming to promote activities that will contribute to reduce the negative impacts of floods all over the world.
Emergency Events Database - EM-DAT. EM-DAT is information portal which aims to rationalise decision making for disaster preparedness, as well as providing an objective base for vulnerability assessment and priority setting. EMDAT contains essential core data on the occurrence and effects of over 12,800 mass disasters in the world from 1900 to present. The database is compiled from various sources, including UN agencies, non-governmental organisations, insurance companies, research institutes and press agencies.
This publication provides details of the development of culturally appropriate and locally relevant educational materials for natural disaster preparedness that target key stakeholder groups and integrate Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) principles and strategies. Lessons learned by four in-country project teams, namely the Maldives, Thailand, Indonesia and India, and two collaborating organizations, the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and the Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU), while developing materials in collaboration with community groups in the Asia-Pacific region, are documented. This publication prepared under the Japanese Funds-in-Trust funded “Education for Natural Disaster Preparedness in Asia-Pacific within the context of Education for Sustainable Development” project provides insights into effective techniques for developing locally relevant educational materials, and highlights some of the challenges in that field.
The purpose of this website is to serve as a portal on internet resources about Education for Natural Disaster Preparedness.