4 Identification of Needs and Resources concerning the Promotion of Cooperation on Disaster Reduction

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4-1 Identification of Needs and Resources

From the viewpoint that 1998 was the first fiscal year of operation for the Center, we focused our activities on carrying out surveys while setting up a personal-contact network.

4-1-1 Field Surveys of Member/Advisory Countries, etc.

(1) Korea (Oct. 25 - 28, '98)

(2) Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore (Nov. 8 - 19, '98)

(3) Bangladesh, Thailand and Viet Nam (Nov. 16 - 26, '98)

(4) Indonesia and Brunei (Dec. 2 - 11, '98)

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4-1-2 The First ADRC International Expert Meeting, etc.

1) Dates

2) Those attending (See Table 2-1-1)

3) Items on the agenda for identifying needs and Resources

Past & ongoing disaster information

Disaster management systems and countermeasures

Disaster education and awareness

Utilization of the state-of-the-art technologies

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Pic. 4-1-2-1 Expert meeting (Plenary session)

Pic. 4-1-2-2 Expert Meeting (Sub-session)

Pic. 4-1-2-3 Expert Meeting (Sub-session)

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4-1-3 Collection of Country Reports

At the Expert Meeting, we requested member/advisory countries to submit their country reports.

(http://www.adrc.asia/countryreport/)

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4-1-4 Attendance at International Conferences

1) HABITAT International Conference on Community Development, Fukuoka, Japan (Oct. 5 - 6, '98)

2) WHO Workshop on Strengthening Emergency Preparedness, Manila, Philippines (Nov. 9 - 13, '98)

3) IDNDR-ESCAP Regional Meeting for Asia: -- Bangkok, Thailand (Feb. 23 - 26, '99)

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4-2 Needs and Resources concerning Cooperation on Disaster Reduction

It was proposed by member/advisory countries, international organizations concerned and NGOs that needs and resources be surveyed concerning the following.

4-2-1 Past and Ongoing Disaster Information

1) Needs

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2) Resources

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4-2-2 Disaster Management Systems and Countermeasures

1) Needs

2) Resources

4-2-3 Disaster Education and Awareness

1) Needs

2) Resources

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4-2-4 Utilization of Technologies

1) Needs

2) Resources

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4-2-5 Others

1) Needs

2) Resources

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4-3 Future Policy

We will summarize, analyze and prioritize the above information from member/advisory countries, so that we can incorporate them into our future activities after the IDNDR, which will end next fiscal year.