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26 to 30 August 2019 | By invitation only

ESCAP will hold the second Disaster Resilience Week from 26 to 30 August 2019 under the theme “Building disaster resilience through empowerment, inclusion, and equality.” Through workshops, expert meetings and exhibits, this Week will serve as a platform for dialogue and peer learning to support the implementation of the Sendai Framework and Sustainable Development Goals and targets relating to resilience and disaster risk reduction. The Disaster Resilience Week will focus on:

- Regional cooperation in risk assessment and multi-hazard early warning systems
- Disaster information and knowledge management
- Applications of space technology and geographic information systems for disaster risk reduction
- ICT for disaster risk management 

The Week will also feature an exhibition on the theme and of the Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2019.
The various events will help enrich the deliberations of the ESCAP Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction (CDRR) — the key platform for regional dialogue and intergovernmental collaboration on disaster risk reduction — which will convene its sixth session during the Week, from 26 to 30 August.

To register for this event, please sign up first, and select 'Sixth Session of the Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction and ESCAP Disaster Resilience Week'.


- APDIM Side Event on Sand and Dust Storms
Expert Dialogue on Scaling Up Regional Cooperation in Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems in Asia-Pacific with a focus on flood and drought
- Expert Group Meeting on Internet Traffic Management among the CLMV Countries
Expert Group Meeting on ICT for Disaster Risk Management
The 23rd Session of the Intergovernmental Consultative Committee (ICC) on the Regional Space Applications Programme for Sustainable Development (RESAP)


- MGA Steering Committee/Multi-GNSS Asia
- Young Research Professional Forum/Multi-GNSS Asia
Review of the Asian Development Bank’s 2004 Disaster and Emergency Assistance Policy/ADB 
- WSIS Regional Review/International Telecommunications Union
Developing resilient infrastructure to support DRR and the SDGs
- Asia-Pacific Regional Community Networks Summit/Internet Society
- Disaster Risk Assessment and Awareness in South-East Asia/ASEAN Secretariat
Combining Capabilities: Public-Private Partnerships in Disaster Management/ ESCAP, UNDP, and Connecting Business Initiative
Environment and disasters: filling the gap in the Asia Pacific Region / UNEP Asia Pacific Office, UNDRR Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and ESCAP


for more information, please contact

Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division [email protected]