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Participation in the 54th Session of the Typhoon Committee

23-25 February 2022(online)

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Lao PDR hosted the 54th Session of the Typhoon Committee which was held online on 23-25 February 2022. The event opened with the election of Madam Outhone Phetluangshy (Director General, Department of Meteorology and Hydrology, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment) of Lao PDR and Mr Weng Kun Leong (Director, Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau) of Macao, China as chair and vice chair, respectively, of the 54th Session. One of the outcomes of the meeting was the presentation of the Committee's Strategic Framework 2022-2026, which is aimed at achieving two targets: (1) substantially reduce total mortality caused by tropical cyclone related disasters of the members for the decade 2021-2030 compared to the period 2005-2015; and (2) Reduce direct economic losses caused by tropical cyclone-related disasters in relation to the total gross domestic product (GDP) of the members for the decade 2021-2030 compared to the period 2005-2015. Committee members agreed on seven Key Result Areas (KRAs) in implementing the Strategic Framework: 

1. Enhance capacity to monitor the impacts of tropical cyclones 
2. Enhance capacity in tropical cyclone forecasting and disaster risk prediction 
3. Improve flood mitigation measures 
4. Strengthen capacity development activities in meteorology, hydrology, DRR, and civil protection sectors
5. Promote visibility and enhance the Typhoon Committee's Regional and International collaboration mechanisms 
6. Advance collaborative scientific research 
7. Enhance the resilience of vulnerable communities

All working groups of the Typhoon Committee, namely, the Working Group on Meteorology (WGM); Working Group on Hydrology (WGH), the Working Group on Disaster Risk Reduction (WGDRR), and the Training and Research Coordination Group (TRCG), presented how each have integrated the seven KRAs in their respective Annual Operations Plans (AOPs) for 2022. By the end of the year, all the working groups, including WGDRR in which ADRC is a member, will report on their progress during 17th Integrated Workshop (IWS) which will be hosted by UN-ESCAP in Bangkok, Thailand. The modalities of the event will be decided later considering the COVID-19 situation. On the final day of the meeting, members decided that the 55th Session of the Typhoon Committee will be organized in Macao, China in February 2023.

(2022/3/2 15:00)

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