12-14 November 2008 (Bali, Indonesia)
The Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction 2008 (ACDR 2008) was held from 12-14 November 2008 in Bali, Republic of Indonesia. It was organized by the government of the Republic of Indonesia (State Ministry of Research and Technology (RISTEK)/National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB)), the government of Japan (Cabinet Office), the United Nations Secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR), and the Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC), in cooperation with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN/OCHA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). A total of 106 participants from 24 countries, mainly ADRC member countries, and from 14 organizations, including the UN, other international organizations, NGOs, and academic institutions, attended ACDR 2008.
During the sessions, reports were given on each country's progress with regard to the HFA, and participants discussed the issues that need to be examined and the direction that future efforts need to take. In addition, Mr. Shambhu Prasad Marasini from Nepal and Mr. Vu Thanh Liem from Vietnam reported on the ADRC's Visiting Researcher Program, as well as the activities they have been engaged in during their time in Japan on this program.
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