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Activity Report: Dec. 2017

14-15 December 2017 (Bangkok, Thailand)

The ISDR ASIA PARTNERSHIP FORUM meeting was held on 14 and 15 December 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand and attended by many DRR officials and practitioners. The participants were welcomed by Ms. Kirsi Madi, Director, UNISDR, followed by opening remarks and official opening by Ms Sayanaa Lkhagvasuren, Chief Adviser to Deputy Prime Minister and Head of DPM's Office, Government of Mongolia. After a round-table introduction of the Participants, Ms. Loretta Hieber Girardet, new chief, UNISDR Regional Office for Asia Pacific presented the draft agenda.

On Day1, 16 countries including Japan made their brief progress reports on the implementation of the Sendai Framework and the Asia Regional Plan for Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction by following the three questions informed by UNISDR, (1. Major achievements made in year 2017, 2. Main challenges and 3. Ongoing or upcoming main programmes/activities/events, followed by reports by international organizations and diverse stakeholders including ADRC in the afternoon .

ADRC first briefed about ACDR2017 held in Azerbaijan and the APECworkshop on rural infrastructure BBB, shared challenges ADRC member countries answered in the questionnaire survey in Azerbaijan and the ACDR2018 in Awaji for the 20th anniversary as the key upcoming event.

Day 2 started with the report made by UNISDR on the outcome of the Technical workshop to launch the Sendai Framework Monitoring Process held Bonne workshop 6-8 December, and the key dates and milestones for 2018-2019. Participants then discussed priority issues of Sendai Framework by splitting themselves into groups. In the afternoon, Mongolia reported about the status of preparation for AMCDRR and the preparatory process. In April, another IAP meeting will be held for the preparation for AMCDRR in July 2018.

Photo: Report by Ms. Setsuko Saya, Cabinet Office, Japan
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Photo: Report by UNISDR

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(2017/12/22 12:30)


14-17 November 2017 (Bengaluru, India)

The 24th Session of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) was held from 14 to 17 November in Bengaluru, India. It was co-organized by the Department of Space (DOS), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
 
APRSAF was established in 1993 to enhance space activities in the Asia-Pacific region. Attended by space agencies, governments, and international organizations such as the United Nations as well as companies, universities and research institutes, this forum is the largest space-related conference in the Asia-Pacific region. APRSAF has four Working Groups: the (1) Space Applications Working Group (SAWG), (2) Space Technology Working Group (STWG), (3) Space Environment Utilization Working Group (SEUWG), and (4) Space Education Working Group (SEWG). APRSAF participants share information about their activities and the future plans for their countries and regions in each working group. APRSAF also supports international projects designed to find solutions to common issues such as disaster management and environmental protection.
 
The Sentinel Asia initiative is one such activity, and involves the use of space-based information in the form of satellite images for disaster management in the Asia-Pacific region. ADRC has been tasked with the responsibility of receiving emergency observation requests from ADRC member countries and Joint Project Team (JPT) members. ADRC joined the Space Applications Working Group (SAWG) and reported on Trends in Emergency Observation Requests of Sentinel Asia.
 
Sentinel Asia marked its 10th anniversary in 2016 and its continued development is expected in 2017 and beyond. ADRC is planning to strengthen its network with disaster management organizations and to develop standard operating procedures for Sentinel Asia.

(2017/12/10 18:30)
23-25 November 2017 (Tokyo, Japan)

From 23rd to 25th November, the Global Forum on Science and Technology for Disaster Resilience 2017 was held at Science Council of Japan and National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan co-organized by Science Council of Japan (SCJ), United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), Public Works Research Institute (IRDR) and National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED). 

The conference was opened by the opening remarks by Dr. Robert Glasser, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, followed by Prof. Shuaib Lwasa, Chair, Science Committee, Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), and Prof. Toshio Koike, Director, International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM) Public Works Research. Prof. Gordon McBean, President, International Council for Science ICSU, then delivered a keynote speech.

During the three days, eight plenary panel discussions including four for each priority action of the Sendai Framework were held, while three working sessions and poster presentations were organized as well. ADRC made a brief presentation in the prenary panel 1 on GLIDE and made comments in a poster session on the use of satellite imagery with JAXA. The draft of "Tokyo Statement 2017--Science and technology action for a disaster-resilient world was discussed. At the end of the three days, a high level session took place in the presence of His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince.
(2017/12/10 12:30)

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