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29 January 2010 (Indonesia)


"Promotion of Disaster Education in Schools" Project in Indonesia
ADRC collaborated with Indonesia' Ministry of National Education to organize the second coordination meeting for "Promotion of Disaster Education of Schools" project in Indonesia. First, ADRC and a task-team on the Indonesia side discussed situation report on disaster education in Indonesia and provisional education materials on 28th. It was followed by a meeting with provincial education bureau's officials and a principal and teachers of a pilot school in Yogyakarta on 29th. As a result of elaboration and discussion, ADRC and Task-Team decided that a training program for school teachers be held on 1st- 2nd March this year.
Note: This project is part of the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund Projects and aimed to promote disaster education in ASEAN countries through such means as training of school teachers followed by school lessons facilitated by trained teachers.)

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January - February 2010 (Cambodia)

Cambodia's National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) and the Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) conducted a series of workshops for local government officials in charge of disaster management in Kompong Chhnang, Pursat and Kompong Thom provinces from late January to early February 2010. Some 30 local officers at each province, totaling 90, participated in the workshops

 The workshops are part of the ASEAN Capacity cambodia.jpgのサムネール画像のサムネール画像Development of Local Government Officials on Disaster Management, which ADRC and disaster management organizations in ASEAN countries have started since 2008. In Cambodia, following Training of Trainers (TOT) in June 2009, the workshops were held by inviting lectures from the 10 local officials from the provinces who participated in the TOT.

Workshop included lectures such as the national disaster management system, information on disaster risks, and total disaster risk management and Town Watching and hazard mapping to increase their expertise on DRR and how to raise public disaster awareness. 

With participants' active discussion and cooperation by NCDM and the local officials, the workshops resulted in success. The outcome of the workshops is expected to be shared with other provinces as well.

(2010/01/25 17:40)


42nd ESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee

25-29 January 2010 (Singapore)

ADRC participated in the 42nd Session of ESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee that was held from 25th to 29th January in Singapore. The Committee consists of three working groups, namely, WG on Meteorology (WGM), WG on Hydrology (WGH), and WG on Disaster Prevention and Preparedness (WGDPP), among which. ADRC has been a member of WGDPP.
The Committee as well as its WGs addressed issues related to the impact of climate change on tropical cyclone frequency and intensity, growing risks of urban flooding, among others. For more details, please refer to:


16th Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum

26-29 January 2010 (Bangkok, Thailand)

IMG_0681.JPGADRC also participated in the 16th Session of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum that was held from 26 to 29th January in Bangkok, Thailand. ADRC has been tasked as a focal point to receive an emergency observation request from ADRC member countries and JPT (Joint Project Team) members and, if appropriate, forward it to four space agencies, namely, .ISRO, GISTDA, KARI and JAXA. In addition, ADRC in cooperation with JPT Secretariat conducts follow-up surveys on the use of provided satellite images in individual countries as well as capacity building to enhance the use of satellite data for disaster management objectives.

ADRC made a presentation on the situation and trends of natural disasters worldwide, progresses made in implementing the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015 - a global blueprint for disaster risk reduction efforts -, and the application of space technologies to disaster management with Sentinel Asia and UNSPIDER as an example. It is followed by emergency observations reports by Vietnam and the Philippines. For more details, please refer to

(2010/02/01 13:10)

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