Guidebook for Urban Resilience was developed to provide guidance to the national and local government officials in ASEAN Member States (AMS) in charge of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Urban Planning and Management. With this report, the officials can understand urban disaster risk, issues and countermeasures against the urban disaster risks or critical points regarding to DRR, mainstreaming DRR into urban planning and management including regulation of land use and development through reading the guidebook.
JAKARTA, 5 October 2018 – In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Palu and Donggala in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, the ASEAN Women’s Circle (AWC) of Jakarta along with AWC Friends from various groups such as spouses from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Indonesian Women Association donated goods and cash to the Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia) on 4 October.
SINGAPORE, 19 August 2018 – ASEAN called for stronger multi-stakeholder collaboration and deeper exploration on innovation and new technologies to enhance disaster management capabilities and resilience at the fourth ASEAN Strategic Policy Dialogue on Disaster Management in Singapore on 17 August.
JAKARTA, 13 April 2018 – ASEAN Storm Resilience Fund, an idea aimed at helping farming communities withstand extreme weather events, won the 8th Kellogg – Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge, held in London on 13 April.
The concept was chosen as the best answer to the question of how to attract critical private sector funding to solve the most pressing global issues of today.
On August 3, 2018, the Advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lao PDR, the Permanent Representative to ASEAN of Myanmar, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam, the U.S. Secretary of State, and the Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN met in Singapore for the Eleventh Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Ministerial Meeting.