23-28 May 2022 (Bali, Indonesia)
ADRC sent representatives to the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2022) that was held on 23 to 28 May 2022 in Bali, Indonesia. ADRC participated in many events, including the following: (1) Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference, 23-24 May, where we learned new developments relating to impact-based forecasting, forecast-based financing, early warning/early action, anticipatory action, and the effectiveness of early warning; (2) World Reconstruction Conference, 23-24 May, which showed pathways to a greener and more resilient future as well as recovery models for a post-COVID-19 world; and 3) Midterm Reviews of the Sendai Framework Plenaries, 26-27 May, which offered insights on progress made in the fields of financing and governance (Plenary 1), multi-hazards and the systemic nature of risk (Plenary 2), and the operating environment (Plenary 3). In the sidelines of the Global Platform, ADRC representatives also participated in separate meetings with officials from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), ASEAN Secretariat, Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation of Thailand, and the Office of Civil Defense of the Philippines, as well as with officials from Fiji and Cambodia.
Moreover, ADRC Executive Director NAKAGAWA Masaaki delivered a statement expressing ADRC's commitment to improving regional partnerships to address transboundary risks in the Asia Pacific region. He highlighted two ongoing initiatives aimed at helping to strengthen preparedness, response, and recovery from transboundary disasters; namely, GLIDE and space-based technologies (e.g., Sentinel Asia and QZSS). His statement, in aiming to address one of the issues mentioned in the Co-Chairs' Summary: Bali Agenda for Resilience, noted that "Effective disaster risk management is often hindered by siloed and limited intersectoral and transboundary approaches."
You can read the full statement here: https://bit.ly/3tHvFuQ