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Information Sharing on Disaster Reduction

Learning from Disasters and Benefiting from Information

(1) Provision of Information on the Latest Disasters, Disaster Preparedness of Member Countries, and Good Practices

ADRC provides information on the latest disasters in Asia and the other part of the world, disaster management in member countries, and good practices for disaster risk reduction. A multilingual glossary on natural disasters is available in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese on its website.

ADRC
ADRC Website

(2) Promotion of GLIDE (Global unique disaster IDEntifier)

ADRC proposed a globally common, unique identification scheme for disaster events, as a tool for facilitating the sharing of disaster information archived by organizations around the world. The idea was launched as the new initiative, "GLIDE", jointly with such organizations as the OCHA.

GLIDE

GLIDE

(3) Disaster Management Support System (Sentinel Asia Project)

'Sentinel Asia' Project was launched in 2006 in order to establish a disaster risk management system in Asia, using earth satellites. The Asian Disaster Reduction Center receives emergency observation requests from the member countries and other organizations which participate in collaborative projects.
'Disaster Management Support System' is a part of such 'Sentinel Asia' project and offers maps and satellite images, as well as disaster information in the Asia Pacific region from ADRC.

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(4) Organization of International Conferences

ADRC convenes an annual international conference participated by disaster officials from the member countries and disaster experts from international organizations to promote information sharing, exchange opinions, and enhance partnerships among participating countries and organizations.

Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction