ASEAN, Partners Boost Collaboration in Enhancing Disaster Resilience in the Region
ASEAN, together with partners, reaffirmed the commitment to boost cooperation in enhancing disaster resilience in the region at the 9th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Disaster Management (AMMDM) and 10th Meeting of Conference of the Parties to the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER), and their related meetings. The meetings took place on 11-14 October via video conference, hosted by Singapore as the Chair of AMMDM in 2021.
The meetings took note of several achievements, including the launch of ASEAN Disaster Resilience Outlook: Preparing for a Future Beyond 2025; Web-based Monitoring and Evaluation System of the AADMER Work Programme 2021-2025; the report of the ASEAN Mapping Exercise to Promote Synergy with Other Relevant ASEAN Sectoral Bodies; ASEAN Centres and Entities Associated with ASEAN on Disaster Management; ASEAN-UN Joint Strategic Plan of Action on Disaster Management IV 2021-2025; ASEAN Regional Plan of Action on Adaptation to Drought 2021-2025; and ASEAN Regional Framework on Protection, Gender and Inclusion in Disaster Management 2021-2025.
The 9th AMMDM and 10th Meeting of COP to AADMER were chaired by Associate Professor Dr Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Singapore’s Minister of State of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of National Development, and attended by representatives from ASEAN Member States and the Secretary-General of ASEAN Dato Lim Jock Hoi. The Chairman Statement can be accessed here.
The Development of AADMER Work Programme 2021-2025 including its web-based monitoring-evaluation system and the ASEAN Mapping Exercise to Promote Synergy with Other Relevant ASEAN Sectoral Bodies and Entities Associated with ASEAN on Disaster Management projects are supported by the Government of Japan through Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF).