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Inception Seminar: ASEAN Project on Disaster Risk Reduction by Integrating Climate Change Projection into Flood and Landslide Risk Management
Promote a shift from disaster response towards building disaster resilient community

Background: ASEAN Member States are highly vulnerable to climate change as is evident from the rise in disaster events, the severity and scale of its impact. Immediate action is required to counteract the growing disaster losses. With this direct effect of climate change on disasters, linking disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation becomes a necessity. Linking integrated hazard and risk assessments with future climate projections can help Disaster risk reduction and other developmental planning domains, give appropriate solutions to address future risks. To forge a more resilient and inclusive future, the Association of South East Asian Nations or ASEAN, through the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM) Working Group of Prevention and Mitigation, with support of the Government of Japan, through the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) is partnering with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center and CTI Engineering to implement the project on disaster risk reduction by integrating climate change projection into risk assessment through pilot project. This is in support of the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response Work Programme 2016-2020.


Delegates gathered at the inception seminar to discuss ways that climate change projections can be integrated into risk assessments within ASEAN countries. This seminar serves as an enriching forum for experts and participants to exchange needs and expectations as ASEAN moves towards building people's resilience to disasters. It is the first of many exciting milestones for the ASEAN Project on Disaster Risk Reduction by Integrating Climate Change Projections into Flood and Landslide Risk Assessment. The project aims to provide i) hands on experience with data collection, field survey and on-site exposure in selected river basins in Lao PDR and Myanmar, in order to demonstrate the integration of climate projection into flood and landslide risk assessments through pilot projects, ii) amplify good practice models through learning exchange - case visits on risk management and sharing among wider networks to replicate and sustain the good practices, and iii) expand the pool of resilience experts on risk assessment who incorporate climate change projections at multiple levels, with the aim of achieving long-term resilience.

Date 7 February 2019
Venue Bangkok, Thailand
Organiser Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Collaborators Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) and CTI Engineering Co.,Ltd. (CTII)
Supporter Government of Japan through the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF)
Language English
Participants Approx.70
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Programme Agenda(112KB)
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Disaster Risk Management in ASEAN: Priorities and Challenges
Sithu Pe Thein, Assistant Director, Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance Division, ASEAN Secretariat 
PDF (1.3MB)
Risk Assessment Lessons Sharing for Thailand 
Suree Teerarungsigul, Director of Environmental Geology Division, Department of Mineral Resources
PDF (1.7MB)
Malaysia Experience on Floods with Climate Change Impacts
Bibi Zarina Binti Che Omar, Director of Mitigation Division, National Disaster Management Agency Malaysia
PDF (2.4MB)
Bago River Basin-Myanmar: Pilot River Basin Methodology and Action Plan
Than Naing, Assistant Director, Ministry of Transport and Communication, Department of Meteorology and Hydrology
PDF (2.3MB)

Sedone River Basin-Lao PDR: Pilot River Basin Methodology and Action Plan
Sombath Douangsavanh, Deputy Director, Disaster Management Division, Social Welfare Department, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare
PDF (1.7MB)
Tauggyi Landslide Risk Management-Myanmar: Pilot River Basin Methodology and Action Plan
Nyo Me Tun, Staff Officer, Department of Disaster Management, Ministry of Social Welfare Relief and Resettlement
PDF (1.8MB)
Phoukhoune Landslide Risk Management-Lao PDR: Pilot River Basin Methodology and Action Plan
Tingphet Lohapaseuth, Deputy Director of Division, Public Works and Transport Research Institute
PDF (2.8MB)
South-South Exchange: Present State of Disaster Risk Management Landslides in Sri Lanka
Udeni P. Nawagamuwa, Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa
PDF (3.1MB)
International/Regional Framework for Disaster Response using Satellite Data 
Shiro Ochi, Senior Researcher, Satellite Application and Operations Center (SAOC), Space Technology Directorate I, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) 
PDF (3.2MB)

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