Presentation on theme: "AusAID Update ISDR Asia Partnership Meeting Amari Watergate Bangkok 24 – 26 March 2010."— Presentation transcript:
AusAID Update ISDR Asia Partnership Meeting Amari Watergate Bangkok 24 – 26 March 2010
>AusAID is the Australian Government agency responsible for managing Australia's overseas aid program. >The objective of the aid program is to assist developing countries reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development, in line with Australia's national interest. About AusAID
Outcome 1: Disaster risk reduction is integrated into the Australian aid program >Integrating DRR into development programs will: Ensure development is ‘safeguarded’ from natural hazards Ensure development does not create vulnerability to natural hazards Make people / communities safer through the broader development program >Pilots in Indonesia, the Philippines and Pacific Infrastructure
Outcome 1: Disaster risk reduction is integrated into the Australian aid program >AusAID Philippines Program Education Infrastructure Metro Manila Recovery and Reconstruction Activities >Process: Training for all staff on integrating DRR, CC and Environment Meetings with all program managers Collaborative creation of an Integration Action Plan
>Integrating DRR into disaster relief and recovery >Padang - 7.6 earthquake hit on 30 September 2009 - Committed $16 million for response, incl. AIFDR engineering assessments to support the building of safer future public infrastructure a ‘build-back-better’ advocacy campaign improve disaster preparedness and response by building a Padang disaster training and logistics depot Helping to rebuild safer schools and hospitals Outcome 1: Disaster risk reduction is integrated into the Australian aid program
Outcome 2: The capacity of partner countries to reduce disaster risk is strengthened in line with the Hyogo Framework for Action 5 Priorities for Action: 1.Make Disaster Risk Reduction a Priority 2.Identify, Assess and Monitor Risk 3.Build a culture of resilience through awareness, education & training 4.Reduce Risk in Key Sectors 5.Strengthen Disaster Preparedness for Effective Response
At National Level Enhancing Philippine Risk Assessment Capacity (AusAID-GA) - Enhancement of earthquake damage assessment model (PHIVOLCS) - Volcanic ash and severe wind modelling (PAGASA) - Spatial Database Management (NAMRIA) Enhanced Tropical Cyclone Module (PAGASA-BOM) Philippines-Australia Technical Linkages Program Slide 9 Outcome 2: The capacity of partner countries to reduce disaster risk is strengthened in line with the Hyogo Framework for Action At Sub-National Level Mainstreaming DRR and CCA in Development Plans and Processes (NEDA) At Community Level Project 143 – Strengthening Capacities of Communities on CBDRM (PNRC) Knowledge Management on CBDRM (OXFAM)
Outcome 3: Leadership and advocacy on disaster risk reduction are supported and enhanced >AusAID will be an advocate for greater prioritisation of DRR with UN, partner governments, other donors etc. >Supporting others to be advocates and leaders in DRR such as national ‘champions’ from government and civil society. >Advocating for greater prioritisation of DRR within the aid program.
>Policy coherence >Share knowledge / experiences (informal integration working group) >Joint Training >Development of joint tools for integration of DRR, CC, Environment into development and humanitarian programs >Joint Programming Outcome 4: Policies and programming for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation are coherent and coordinated
Review of DRR in AusAID >Last financial year 65% of DRR spending was in Asia, 11% in the Pacific, and 10% in Africa. >Majority of investments in Pacific are in disaster preparedness (HFA Pillar 5). >Investments in Asia are more evenly spread, still highest investment in preparedness (HFA Pillar 5). >Broadly a good spread, however highest investments in both Asia and Pacific are at national and community level.
Review of DRR in AusAID >DRR policy establishes a solid policy base to inform good programming practice. The policy has laid the foundations for a more strategic and comprehensive approach to DRR. >More work is required to shift conceptions of DRR from a humanitarian to a development issue. >AusAID staff require further training and capacity building on DRR. >A forum for AusAID staff to share lessons and successes across country programs is required.
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