Risk Informed Development using Disaster Risk Information for Resilience: Conference Report 27-29 August 2018

Risk Informed Development using Disaster Risk Information for Resilience: Conference Report 27-29 August 2018

 
Date: 
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Type: 
Public information and advocacy materials
Abstract

The regional conference on Risk Informed Development using Disaster Risk Information for Resilience was organized with the objectives to (i) discuss the importance of risk-informed development in the context of Southeast Asia’s rapid development, (ii) demonstrate how to apply disaster risk information to development processes and decision-making, and (iii) identify the enabling environment required to implement risk-informed development. The conference provided a space for senior technical staff from government agencies in Southeast Asia, private sector companies involved in undertaking disaster risk assessments, and partner organizations to explore the application of disaster risk information in development.

This report provides an overall summary of conference presentations and discussions and is organized around three main sections: (i) key lessons in generating actionable risk information, (ii) key lessons in applying risk information to development processes and programs, and (iii) basic steps in creating an enabling environment for risk-informed development. To illustrate some central points, the summary report refers to a selected number of country-specific examples from conference presentations.

The conference was organized from August 27 to 28 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand by ADB in partnership with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Economic and Social Council for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), and United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

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