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1 Kiyoshi NATORI Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC)

2  Annual meeting with ADRC’s member countries (30 member countries as of 1 April 2014) started in 1999  Provide an opportunity to share good practices of DRR and lessons learnt among member countries  Since its inception, ACDRs were organized by the Government of Japan, UNISDR and ADRC

3 Maldive s ADRC’s 30 Member Countries 3 Iran

4  Tokyo, Japan, 4-6 March 2014  119 delegates from 26 countries with representation from national and local governments, inter-governmental organizations, and representatives of NGOs, academia, and private sectors

5  Shared the lessons learnt from the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake (1995), Great East Japan Earthquake (2011), as well as the recent natural disasters occurred in Asia including Typhoon Haiyan (2013) AGENDA 1.HFA Progress and Challenges towards HFA2 2.Strengthening Local Capacity for DRR 3.Human Resource Development and Training 4.Utilization of Space Technology for DRR

6  Objectives: to identify major challenges/ constraints for promoting each HFA’s Priorities for Action and share major achievement/ good practices for discussion in the ACDR2014.  Target: ADRC Member Countries (30 countries)  Survey Period: January – February 2014  Answers to the questionnaires collected from: Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tajikistan, Viet Nam, and Yemen (20 countries)

7  Localization of DRR (lack of capacity and resources at local level)  Multi-stakeholder coordination  Realization of theory into practice; Limited communication among research institutes and DM agencies  Private sector’s engagement in DRR, especially SMEs  Limited cooperation for regional and trans-boundary risk assessment  More focus on gender and disability  Rapid increase of social and environmental issues such as rapid urbanization, urban population growth, aging society and climate change

8  Financial, human and institutional support are still needed to further promote DRR at especially local level  Multi-stakeholder participation in DRR offers greater value  Advocacy for more local actions  Revitalizing safe school initiatives  Promotion of region level cooperation (central Asia)

9  Engaging local people in the full cycle (from preparedness, response to recovery / reconstruction) of DRR  Localization of DRR initiatives  Promoting business continuity planning (BCP) for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) →”Saving live and livelihoods”  In addition 3 common style of help (“self”, “public” and “mutual”), “network-help”

10  Upgrading capacity development programs on DRR  Building on innovative learning opportunities  Taking recovery as opportunity to strengthen capacity development guided by “build back better” principle

11  Enhancing utilization of satellite images for DRR  Ensuring effective utilization of space technologies

12 ADRC: http://www.adrc.asia ACDR2014:

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