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Activity Report: Dec. 2011

13-14 December 2011 (Brunei)


ADRC has been implementing web-based GLIDE-associated disaster database development project in ASEAN countries since 2008 with the financial support by Japan ASEAN Integration Fund. The objective of this project is to facilitate all ASEAN countries to develop their own national disaster databases with GLIDE numbers incorporated by training government officials in charge of disaster information in ASEAN countries.

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ADRC held operator training for both GLIDE and DesInventar with kind support from National Disaster Management Center (NCDM) and UNISDR at Brunei University.

About 25 government officials from related departments participated in the training and actively exchanged views and opinions for future enhancement of the systems in Brunei.


(2011/12/14 11:30)

9-10 December 2011 (Taipei, Taiwan) 

Workshop on Business Continuity Plan and Emergency Preparedness on the Large-Scale Urban Earthquake was organized by the National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction (NCDR) from 9 to 10 December 2011 in Taipei city.
 The ADRC explained the importance of business continuity plan (BCP) in the private sector for the regional resilience and the current situation of the private sector in the APEC region based on the research made by ADRC.
 About 80 officials, experts from public and private organizations participated in the workshop and actively exchanged views and opinions among them, demonstrating their strong interests in supply chain risk management and business continuity management.
(2011/12/9 11:30)

Asian Disaster Reduction Center started consultation with relevant orgnizations to explore possible and appropriate cooperation activities in recovery process from the devastating floods in Thailand. Please refer to the ADRC Highlights Vol. 225 at http://www.adrc.asia/highlights/NewsNo225.

(2011/12/06 13:10)

5 December 2011 (Singapore)

The 18th Session of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-18), under the main theme entitled "A regional collaboration for tomorrow's environment" was organized by Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA), Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing, National University of Singapore (CRISP), Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) from 5 to 9 December 2011 in Singapore. More than 200 people participated in the forum from space agencies in the Asia-Pacific region as well as relevant agencies, business and academic institutions. 

For the first three days, four working groups, "Earth Observation", "Communication Satellite Applications," "Space Education and Awareness" and "Space Environment Utilization" were held followed by plenary session for the remaining two days. In the special session, Japanese astronaut, Mr. Soichi Noguchi made a presentation "the Earth View from Space by Astronauts".

At the plenary session, Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) presented on  "Activities of ADRC in the Sentinel Asia" and "The Damages by the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Contribution by Space Technology", outlining  its efforts in Sentinel Asia, and lessons learned from the preparedness and response to the Great East Earthquake and utilization of satellite and communications satellites.

(2011/12/05 13:40)

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