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Activity Report: Mar. 2010

1003.jpg26 March 2010 (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)

The pilot lesson and seminar for "Promotion of Disaster Education of Schools" project was held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, from 26th to 27th March. It was organized jointly by the Ministry of National Education of Indonesia and the Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC). More than fifty teachers of primary school and lots of students attended this two-day workshop.

On 26th March, teachers had a lecture "Basic Knowledge about Natural Disaster" for student based on the subjects lectured in the Training of Trainers (TOT) in March 2010. And they also conducted "Evacuation Drill against Earthquake" for students of each class on the same day. And the next day, participants including teachers, experts and the ADRC summarized the whole program of this project during the seminar. It was suggested that continuous activity by themselves and support by national/local government will be necessary for the spread of disaster education.

ADRC hopes that the outcome of this project will be shared in other schools on disaster education throughout the Indonesia.

Note: This project is part of the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund Projects and aimed to promote disaster education in ASEAN countries through such means as training of school teachers followed by school lessons facilitated by trained teachers.)

(2010/04/19 18:30)

acdm meeting.JPG11-12 March 2010 (Singapore)

 

 As a partner organization, ADRC participated in the 15th Meeting of ACDM and 4th ACDM+3 Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) in Singapore.


One of the highlights of ACDM meeting, 11 March 2010, was the turnover of chairmanship from Myanmar to the Philippines. Under the new chair, ACDM aims to achieve two major objectives for 2010: (i) the implementation of AADMER Work Programme for 2010-2015 and (ii) the establishment and operationalization of AHA Centre.

During ACDM+3SOM, 12 March 2010, representatives from Government of Japan re-announced its assistance to ASEAN's efforts in Disaster Reduction under the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) which focus on (i) enhancing ASEAN's capacity for emergency response to large-scale disaster based on the AADMER, (ii) supporting the improvement of the disaster prevention ability of AHA Centre and construction of the disaster information and communication system that allows the utilization of satellite, and (iii) implementing the following four (4) projects through the activities of ADRC:
 • Promotion of Disaster Education in Schools
 • Capacity Building of Local Government Officials on Disaster Management
 • Utilization of Satellite Image on Disaster Management, and
 • Development of Web-based GLIDE Associated Disaster Event Databases for ASEAN
Countries.

In the ACMD+SOM, ADRC made a presentation on the progress of above four (4) on-going ASEAN Cooperation Projects implemented by ADRC and expressed continuous support for the iplementation of the cited JAIF projects.

(2010/03/23 17:30) 

Hue 024.jpg25-26 March 2010 (Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam)

Vietnam's Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control (CCFSC) and the Asian Disaster Management Center (ADRC) organized a workshop for local government officials in Thua Thin Hue province on 25-26 March 2010. A total of thirty-five officials from the province, the CCFSC and the ADRC participated in the two-day workshop.

As part of ASEAN project Capacity Building of Local Government Officials on Disaster Management, this workshop marked the third one in the country followed by those in Thien Giang and Lao Cai provinces. 

In this workshop, local officials took lectures including institutional and legal framework of provincial disaster risk management, early warning and Japan's experiences based on the subjects lectured in the Training of Trainers (TOT) in June 2009 where the trainers had participated. Owing to the assistance of the CCFSC and provincial officials, the trainers gave lectures in instructive and interactive manners, bringing about active discussion and fruitful feedback.

ADRC hopes that the outcome of this project will be shared in other provinces and contribute to capacity development of local officials on disaster management throughout the country.

Likewise the workshops for local government officials are scheduled in Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand in 2010.

(2010/03/31 17:40)

24-26 March 2010 (Bangkok, Thailand)
iap201003.jpgThe ADRC attended the ISDR Asia Partnership (IAP) Meeting held from 24 to 26 March 2010 in Bangkok. The meeting focused on the next cycle of HFA (Hyogo Framework for Action) progress reporting, the process and implications of HFA Mid-term review, and the preparations for the Fourth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR). As many as 80 participants, including government officials from the Asian countries, as well as representatives of international and regional organizations such as ASEAN, APEC, and SOPAC attended the meeting. The ADRC introduced the result of the ACDR2010 and future expected activities based on the recommendations made in the conference.
(2010/03/31 10:40)

20 March 2010 (Gandinagar, Gujarat, India)

gsdma_consultation1.JPGIRP participated in the State-Level Consultation on Gujarat Recovery Status Report, 20 March 2010 held at Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority (GSDMA) Conference Room, Gandinagar City, India. The event, which was jointly organized by Global Forum for Disaster Reduction (GFDR) and Delhi University (DU) in close coordination with GSDMA, brought together over 20 representatives from various organizations in India, including national and local governments, local and international NGOs, development agencies, and academia.

During the consultation, IRP presented the rationale for developing a series of recovery status reports and emphasized the importance of highlighting innovative practices and experience in recovery to advance knowledge build-up. In particular, the Recovery Status Report on Gujarat Earthquake will help inform the development of Guidance Notes for Recovery to be used by national and local governments to ensure "build back better". The consultation resulted in (i) threshing out of issues and gaps in recovery process, (ii) sharing of experiences, good practices, and lessons, and (iii) deliberating the key messages drawn from Gujarat's unique recovery experience from the earthquake of 2001. The report will soon be uploaded in the IRP Website (www.recoveryplatform.org).

(2010/04/01 14:40)

15-19 March 2010 (New Delhi, India)

 

guidance note march.JPGThe second phase of national consultations on the development of "Guidance Notes for Recovery" to be used by national governments to ensure "build back better" was held in India Habitat Centre, 15-19 March 2010. The event was jointly organized by IRP and UNDP India to draw lessons, experiences, and stories of post-disaster recovery. Over fifty Indian experts in the fields of infrastructure, shelter, climate change adaptation, health, and psycho-social aspects participated in the consultation. Case studies, good practices, and stories on various aspects of recovery from the wealth of experience in India were drawn from the week-long consultations. The Guidance Notes offer "Menu of Options" for enhancing recovery operations, wherein policymakers and practitioners determine the contextual relevance of those options. Each sector-specific guidance note is evidenced-based highlighting relevant case studies. The Guidance Note is continually updating to generate new options. As follow through to the consultations, IRP will organize a writeshop in Kobe as well as facilitate peer reviews in April 2010.

 

 

(2010/03/31 14:40)

8 March 2010 (Bangkok, Thailand)

The new web system that been produced as part of Sentinel Asia Step 2 for the last two years will start its operation from April 2010.
The Sentinel Asia Secretariat, ADRC and other relevant agencies held a meeting at Geo-informatics and Space Technology Development Agency, GISTDA, in Bangkok, Thailand, to share information on the new web system.
The new web site is located at; 
https://sentinel.tksc.jaxa.jp

(2010/03/30 13:20)

1-4 March 2010 (Hanoi, Vietnam)
Sentinel Asia (https://sentinel.tksc.jaxa.jp) implemented the emergency observation by satellite and provided the satellite image date, upon the request from Remote Sensing center, Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment, Vietnam, in response to the flood that occurred in central Vietnam in September 2009.
In order to survey how the provided satellite image data was utilized for disaster response and immediate recovery, ADRC in cooperation with JAXA has conducted the hearing survey to the staff of member the Remote Sensing Center and conducted the field survey to compare the provided satellite image data and actual situation of observed area by satellite.
The results of this survey will be used to the further promote and the disaster management.

(2010/03/30 13:20)

1002.jpg1st March 2010 (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)

The Training of Pilot Teachers for "Promotion of Disaster Education of Schools" project was held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, from 1st to 2nd March 2010. It was organized jointly by the Ministry of National Education of Indonesia and the Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC). More than fifty teachers of primary school, including experts as lecturer, attended this two-day workshop.

Participants took lectures about "Latest Situation of Disaster Education in Japan", "Earthquake Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan", "Basic Knowledge about Natural Disaster", etc. In the past, there were lots of earthquakes in this province including the latest one in 2006, claimed more than 6,000 lives. Therefore, participants joined in this workshop with a passionate concern. In particular, "First aid training" was effective tool for them to support their students.

As a result of elaboration and discussion, a pilot lesson and seminar will be held on 26th and 27th March this year.

Note: This project is part of the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund Projects and aimed to promote disaster education in ASEAN countries through such means as training of school teachers followed by school lessons facilitated by trained teachers.)

(2010/4/19 18:30)


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