ADRRN and MapAction MOU virtual signing – Partnership in Working Towards Effective Information Management in DRR and Enhancing Humanitarian Response in Asia

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On 8th October 2021, ADRRN alongside MapAction have signed an MoU where we will work in partnership towards achieving better information management for use in disaster management of our CSOs in Asia. MapAction are a non-profit organisation that collaborates with partners around the world to help anticipate, prepare for and respond to humanitarian emergencies, striving to ensure governments, regional and local disaster management agencies and humanitarian responders have access to the information and analysis that they need to make key decisions, at the right times, to save lives and alleviate suffering.
Our end goal is to link critical information management to international and regional mechanisms, contributing to the improvement of visibility of essential localised humanitarian assistance delivered by CSOs on the ground. Communities and local NGOs and leaders will benefit from this, as we aim to build resilient communities in a disaster-prone region.

So how do we plan to achieve this? Not only through the sharing of mutual knowledge, but also of tools, data and systems through case studies alongside identification of standards, preparedness and capacities’ of relevant stakeholders’ to respond and anticipatory action.

Our shared goals include:-
  • Co-learning information management practices / process that informs planning, operations and reporting of CSO activity supporting communities to build resilience against disaster events / risks.
  • Supporting CSOs in developing their information tools for disaster response and anticipatory action.
  • Improving visibility of local responders and linking with national, regional, and international response mechanisms.
  • Understanding the local sensitisation of humanitarian support in different contexts (e.g. rural vs urban), different parts of the response timeline (resilience, preparedness to respond, anticipatory action, post event response and early recovery), and in different environments and drivers for emergency.
  • Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals and the Sendai Disaster Risk Reduction Framework, as well as supporting the delivery of the Grand Bargain outputs including the drive to true localisation, subsidiarity of decision making and the wider implications from the United Nations Climate Change Conference or COP.

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