Asia

Group photo at the launch of the National Disaster Awareness Campaign
Suva –Fiji launched its annual National Disaster Awareness Campaign focusing on better community preparedness as the country continues to strengthen its disaster risk governance. The campaign – set to last until April 2021- is focused at the local level
The 2011 East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami that triggered the Fukushima nuclear disaster is an example of types cascading disasters that Asia-Pacific Regional Framework for NATECH attempts to guard against.
In the context of growing disaster risks in the region, which are becoming more complex, the 2020 Asia Pacific Science and Technology Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction took on increased importance as government officials and researchers tackled the key risks facing the region.
Snapshots of the four Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments published by the U-INSPIRE chapters in Nepal, Indonesia and India
UNDRR Asia-Pacific introduced its major stakeholder groups to the Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments platform. It is an online platform that can help them gain recognition for their work, learn what others in their field are doing, and potentially connect with new partners from around the world.
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The Status of Science and Technology report is an important step for monitoring the progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework and an attempt to capture some of the progress across geographies, stakeholders, and disciplines towards the application of science and technology towards risk reduction in Asia-Pacific.
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NATECH (Natural hazards triggering Technological disasters) is an emerging theme in the field of disaster risk reduction globally. The report, developed through a series of consultations and drawing on lessons from the past NATECH disasters, proposes ten guiding principles for NATECH risk management in the Asia-Pacific region.
Image of women at a planning session
In light of the impact of COVID-19, countries in Asia-Pacific are examining their approaches to disaster risk governance to account for uncertainty and multiple hazards.
Home page of QRE Tool
BANGKOK – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) launched an online Quick Risk Estimation (QRE) Tool to help small businesses and enterprises, including those in the informal sector, to better understand their exposure and vulnerability to
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UNDRR report published to mark the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on October 13, 2020, confirms how extreme weather events have come to dominate the disaster landscape in the 21st century.
To ensure an inclusive approach to strategy development, the Sudurpaschim provincial government organized consultations in a number of districts. This is a photo of one such event on 30 June 2019.
On the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, we are profiling the disaster risk governance system in Nepal. Since the tragedy of the 2015 earthquakes, Nepal has undergone a political and structural transformation in how it approaches disaster risk governance. This has resulted in the decentralization of authority to the lowest levels of government in an effort to build resilience from the ground up.
SFM Meeting
The Regional Webinar on Sendai Framework Monitor (SFM) Reporting in the Arab Region was organized on September, 7, 2020 to review the progress of Arab countries on SFM reporting and agree on concrete steps to ensure increased and enhanced quality