Wednesday, 17 October 2018


Beyond AMCDRR Ulaanbaatar

Southasiadisasters.net issue no. 173, September 2018:

AIDMI's publication of Southasiadisasters.net is titled "Beyond AMCDRR Ulaanbaatar " and focuses on themes that now inform the disaster risk reduction agenda of the region post AMCDRR 2018. The region of Asia-Pacific is highly exposed to risk of many disasters. In 2017 alone, more than 6,500 people lost their lives in Asia following more than 200 disasters that affected 66.7 million people. Therefore, it is imperative to focus on all measures that can help in saving lives and assets from the wrath of disasters.
Key themes explored in this issue include climate change uncertainty; capacity building of individuals and institutions involved in implementation of Asia Regional Plan, Comprehensive School Safety and Security Programme in Asia; Early Warning Systems (EWS) for trans-boundary disasters; regional cooperation between Asian countries for achieving DRR outcomes; the role of local bodies like Panchayats in implementing Sendai Framework; and budget and personnel allocation to achieve gender inclusiveness in DRR activities.

This issue's contents includes: (i) Understanding “Uncertainty” At AMCDRR 2018: Local Perspectives for Local Implementation of the Sendai Framework; (ii) Training Needs for Asian Regional Plan: A Way Ahead; (iii) Making Schools Safer in Asia, AMCDRR 2018, Mongolia Declaration; (iv) Trans–border Flood Early Warning on Early Warning System for Last Mile Connectivity to Enhance SFDRR Target–7; (v) Asian Practitioner's Perspectives on DRR; (vi) Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan and India: Some Policy and Cooperation Imperatives; (vii) Climate Change Leadership in India: Developing Climate Smart Farmers;  (viii) Beyond Ulaanbaatar: Bettering Transboundary Early Warning System in South Asia; (ix) Role of Panchayats in Early Warning: Anand District Planning Experience; (x) Capacity Building for Humanitarian Action: Focus on Cities; (xi) Key Messages for Gender Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction; and (xii) Climate Services for Enhanced Food Security in the Hindu Kush Himalaya.
Some of the best thinkers, researchers, experts, and activists, including Mihir R. Bhatt with AIDMI Team; Sanjaya Bhatia, Head, UNISDR Global Education and Training Institute, Korea; Tomoko Minowa, and Prabhakar, Research Manager and Senior Policy Researcher (Climate Change Adaptation); Dr. Kirit Shelat, Executive Chairman, National Council for Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Public Leadership (NCCSD), Ahmedabad, India; Ranit Chatterjee, Co-Founder RIKA India Pvt. Ltd., Delhi, India; Binoy Acharya, Aditi Sharan, and Kirit Parmar, UNNATI – Organisation for Development Education, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India; Dibyashree Datta, Sinu Chacko, and Tanaji Sen, RedR India, Pune, Maharashtra, India; and Abid Hussain, Faisal M. Qamer and Maxim Shrestha, Media Officer, Knowledge Management and Communication, The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal.
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