26-27 February 2020 (Jakarta, Indonesia)
On 26-27 February 2020, ADRC participated in ASEAN High-Level Symposium on Disaster
Management 2020 held at ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia. The symposium was organized by ASEAN Secretariat and supported by China with the objective of providing a platform for discussions on disaster management in a cooperative framework by involving relevant experts from various background by complementing the existing ASEAN mechanisms.
More than 100 participants from DRR and other fields like social and financial sectors attended from ASEAN member countries, academic institutions, international organizations and NGOs.
ADRC made comments on disaster data development and methodologies in ASEAN countries as many panelists regarded accuracy and coverage of disaster data as challenging regardless of disaster phase or activity field throughout the symposium. Also, the application of GLIDE to their work was suggested for future solution.