Towards a Disaster-Resilient ASEAN

A Seminar on Disaster Risk Reduction by Integrating Climate Change Projection into Flood and Landslide Risk Assessment

23 February 2021 (Tuesday)
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On 23 February 2021 (via video-conference), IGES and the ASEAN Secretariat co-hosted its final seminar for the ASEAN Project on Disaster Risk Reduction by Integrating Climate Change Projection into Flood and Landslide Risk Assessment (ASEAN DRR-CCA), which was supported by the Government of Japan through the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF).

The seminar marked the final activity under Phase 1 of the project, which began in October 2018. Previous activities in 2019 and 2020 included a pilot study in  Myanmar and Lao, a series of structured training sessions and field survey demonstrating the integration of climate change projection into flood and landslide  risk assessments, and case visits to Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Japan which showcased the best available practices for flood and landslide risk management. Key outcomes from the pilot study and case visits included the creation of guidelines and training modules for river basin-wide disaster risk assessment and mapping and planning under potential climate change scenarios and increasing intensity of disaster events. 

This event (1) highlighted Phase 1 achievements and key outputs; (2) shared experience and lessons during implementation, and; (3) reached agreement on way forward for application and utilization of the guidelines and findings. It also included attendees from 10 ASEAN countries, who represent a range of sectors, including disaster management, water resources, urban planning (and housing), roads and natural resources (including agriculture).  

In addition, the event marked the official launch of two ASEAN publications: the Guideline on Integrating Climate Change Projection into Flood Risk Assessments and Mapping at the River Basin Level, and the Guideline on Integrating Climate Change Projection into Landslide Risk Assessments and Mapping at the River Basin Level. They are accessible online in English, and the Burmese and Laotian versions will be available soon: https://www.aseandrr.org/guideline

Beyond IGES, implementing agencies include CTI Engineering International Co., Ltd. (CTII), and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC).
 


Relevant Publications

Event Details

Date
23 February 2021 (Tuesday)
Venue

Online (Zoom)

Languages
English
Participants
Approx. 60
Contact

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Ms. Pimvadee Keaokiriya
Program Manager, ASEAN DRR-CCA
Email: [email protected]

ASEAN Secretariat
Ms. Amalai Anindia
Officer, Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance Division
ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Department, The ASEAN Secretariat 
Email: [email protected]

Presentation Materials

       
09.00-09.15 Opening: Opening of the Meeting and Group Photo
  Mr. Vilayphong Sisomvang
Director-General of Social Welfare Dept. Head of NDMO, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare Department, on behalf of co-Chairs of the ACDM Working Group on Prevention and Mitigation
 
H.E. CHIBA Akira, Ambassador of Japan to ASEAN, Mission of Japan to ASEAN  
H.E. Kung Phoak, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN, for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community, ASEAN Secretariat Video
09.10-09.15 Video Presentation Video
09.15-09.45 Session 1: Setting the Context & Project Overview
Moderator Dr. Riyanti Djalante, Head, Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance Division, ASEAN Secretariat  
  Summary and achievements of current phase
Ms. Pimvadee Keaokiriya, IGES
PDF (3.4MB)
Presentation on managing flood risks, prevention and mitigation strategies 
Mr. Toshihiro Goto, CTII
PDF (482KB)
Presentation on managing landslide risks, prevention and mitigation strategies
Ms. Anggraini Dewi, ADPC
PDF (2.0MB)
Q&A and Discussion
09.45-10.20 Session 2: Ignite Talk (Success Stories & Roadmap)
Moderator Dr. Prabhakar S.V.R.K., Project Team, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies  
Reflection from RBP Representative Case study on Bago River Basin, Myanmar
Dr. Aung Than Oo, Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department (IWUMD)/Dr. Aung Myo Khaing, Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems (DWIR)
PDF (1.7MB)
Case study on Xedon River Basin, Lao PDR
Mr. Sombath Douangsavanh, Social Welfare Department (NDMO)
PDF (2.5MB)
Case study on Taunggyi River Basin, Myanmar
Dr. Professor Su Su Kyi, University of Yangon / Dr. Myint Soe, Department of Geological Survey and Mineral Exploration (DGSE)
PDF (9.0MB)
Case study on Phoukhoun River Basin, Lao PDR
Mr. Phonesavanh Saysompheng, Social Welfare Department (NDMO)
PDF (2.2MB)
Q&A and Discussion
10.20-10.30 Break
10.30-11.10 Session 3: Ways Forward
Moderator Dr. Riyanti Djalante, Head, Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance Division, ASEAN Secretariat  
Discussion on ways forward
Round table discussion on the application and utilization of the Guidelines.
Cambodia / Malaysia / Philippines / Thailand / Vietnam
For round table discussion on NDMOs commitment to implement the guideline. For all participants.
Statement from pilot countries to promote and recommend the utilization of the Guidelines (10’)
Lao PDR / Myanmar
Mr. Kindavong Lvangrath, Deputy Director General of the Department of Social Welfare, Lao PDR
11.10-11.20 Closing: Concluding remarks and closing of the meeting
Closing remarks Mr. Kindavong Lvangrath, Deputy Director General of the Department of Social Welfare, Lao PDR on behalf of ACDM Working Group on Prevention and Mitigation  

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