25 February 2020

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The ASEAN High-Level Symposium on Disaster Management is to be held on 26-27 February 2020 at the ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta, Indonesia. The Symposium will provide a platform for discussions on disaster management in a cooperative framework by involving relevant experts from various background and bringing together top-level academia, practitioners and policy makers in the ASEAN region, as well as dialogue partners. The outcomes of the Symposium will further strengthen ASEAN’s policy direction and strategic engagements in disaster management.

ADRRN Chairperson, Dr. Amod Dixit is presenting in Panel Session 1 on “Understanding the likelihood of prevalent risks, political dynamic of particular hazard and disaster policymaking in South-East Asia”. Other Sessions include themes on Early warning system and effective disaster response operations through advanced technology and innovations (session 2), Strengthening community resilience and multi-stakeholders partnerships (session 3), Advancing disaster risk financing and insurance to enhance regional economic resilience (session 4), Sufficient recovery plan, rehabilitation and build back better strategy (session 5), and Bridging global and regional partnership on disaster management (session 6).


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Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network is a network consists of 52 national and international NGOs from more than 20 countries across the Asia-Pacific region. With a strong footprint in the region, the network members are constantly engaged with local communities strengthening their ability to combat disasters, providing humanitarian aid like food, water, shelter and health care, protecting critical facilities like schools and hospitals, creating awareness, advocating for policy changes and improving the capacity of community based organizations.

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