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1 Regional & Thematic Meetings in Asia towards WCDR Organized by ADRC towards Total Disaster Risk Management in Asia towards Total Disaster Risk Management in Asia Holistic Approach for Disaster Reduction to achieve Sustainable Development Asian Disaster Reduction Center

2 Jan 2003 Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction 2003 Kobe The first event for the 10 year Review of Yokohama Strategy & Plan of Action Oct 2003 Session on Effective Early Warning - Use of Hazard Maps as a Tool for Effective Risk Communication among Policy Makers and Communities on the occasion of EWC II Bonn Dec 2003 International Conference on Total Disaster Risk Management Kobe Feb 2004 Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction 2004 Siem Reap, Cambodia

3 Recommendations 1.Urban Vulnerability and Disasters 2. Response to Climate Change 3. Cooperation to Address Emerging Challenges 4. Enhancement of Information Management Capacity Jan 2003 Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction 2003

4 Recommendations 1. Hazard mapping is useful and effective to raise risk awareness of local authorities and communities. 2. Development of manuals on how to produce hazard maps and how to utilize them effectively is recommended. 3. On-site training is very effective for hazard mapping. Oct 2003 Session on Effective Early Warning - Use of Hazard Maps as a Tool for Effective Risk Communication among Policy Makers and Communities on the occasion of EWC II

5 International Conference on Total Disaster Risk Management Dec 2003 International Conference on Total Disaster Risk Management Promotion of TDRM Approach among Non-Traditional yet Critical Stakeholders and Exponents of Disaster Reduction Broadcasted in Asia on NHK Satellite TV on 17Jan 2004 and 24 April 2004 Broadcasted in Asia on NHK Satellite TV on 17Jan 2004 and 24 April Concept of TDRM 2. Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management into the National Planning Process 3. Collaboration among Stakeholders 4. Best Practices towards Total Disaster Risk Management 5. Transform Current Disaster Reduction Initiatives into Best Practices 6. Challenges Ahead: Towards the World Conference on Disaster Reduction in 2005

6 Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction 2004 Feb 2004 Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction 2004 All relevant Ministers (8) & All Provincial Governors (24) of Cambodia Participated Prime Minister of Cambodia H.E. Hun Sen Participated

7 Feb 2004 Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction 2004 Challenges 1. Urban Vulnerability and Disasters 2. Adaptation to Climate Change 3. Multi-Disciplinary and Inter-Sectoral Cooperation to Address Emerging Challenges 4. Enhancement of Information Management Capacity Recommendations 1. Comprehensive Review of National Disaster Management Situation 2. Evolution of National Policies for Disaster Reduction 3. Investment in Disaster Reduction 4. Communication and Information Management 5. Enhancement of Partnerships

8 Launch of ISDR Asia Partnership

9 Public Forum Living with Risk – Are we prepared for the next big one? October 2003 Co-organized with UNU, ISDR, WSSI, Cabinet Office of Japan and ADRC

10 Public Forum Catastrophic Floods: Hidden Vulnerability of Mega Cities March 2004 Co-organized with UNU, ISDR, Cabinet Office of Japan and ADRC


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