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Activity Report: Nov. 2008

Armenia_pic.jpg24-25 November 2008 (Armenia)

On 24 and 25 November 2008, the Armenian National Survey for Seismic Protection (NSSP) and the ADRC held a seminar entitled "Knowledge: Achieving Safer Communities through Education and Training in Disaster-Prone Mountainous Areas" in Syunik Prefecture and Vayot' Dzor Prefecture. Mr. Takaaki Shiratori of the Takenaka Corporation, a leading private construction company in Japan, was invited to give a seminar focusing on measures for coping with the damage caused by the collapse of school buildings, reservoirs and dams. The participants were highly interested in both lectures, as Armenia and Japan share similar geographical features, including mountainous terrain, and both were followed by active questionand-answer sessions.

(2008/11/28 18:30)

12-14 November 2008 (Bali, Indonesia)

The Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction 2008 (ACDR 2008) was held from 12-14 November 2008 in Bali, Republic of Indonesia. It was organized by the government of the Republic of Indonesia (State Ministry of Research and Technology (RISTEK)/National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB)), the government of Japan (Cabinet Office), the United Nations Secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR), and the Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC), in cooperation with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN/OCHA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). A total of 106 participants from 24 countries, mainly ADRC member countries, and from 14 organizations, including the UN, other international organizations, NGOs, and academic institutions, attended ACDR 2008.

During the sessions, reports were given on each country's progress with regard to the HFA, and participants discussed the issues that need to be examined and the direction that future efforts need to take. In addition, Mr. Shambhu Prasad Marasini from Nepal and Mr. Vu Thanh Liem from Vietnam reported on the ADRC's Visiting Researcher Program, as well as the activities they have been engaged in during their time in Japan on this program.

For furhter information, please visit the folloing site:
http://www.adrc.asia/acdr2008bali/index.html

 (2008/11/30 09:50)

adrrn_meeting.jpg3-5 November 2008 (Kathmandu, Nepal)
The annual meeting of the Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN) 2008 was held in Kathmandu, Nepal on 3-5 November 2008. In the meeting, titled Learning through and from the Network, approximately 40 participants from NGOs and international organizations as well as the ADRC had active discussions in order to further reinforce the activities of their organizations and ADRRN toward DRR.

(2008/11/03 17:40)

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