World + 4 more Issue No.113, June 2014 - Adding to the Agenda of the 6th AMCDRR

Attachments issue no. 113, June 2014:

The 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) will be held from June 22—26, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. As we inch closer to this conference, it becomes necessary to introspect on important issues that should be raised there. The theme of this conference is Promoting Investments for Resilient Nations and Communities. This is a vast theme that merits deliberation on a lot of important factors related with DRR in Asia.

This issue of is an attempt to deliberate on these important issues related to disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Asia. This issue contains articles on a variety of DRR issues ranging from Kosi floods to Tsunami rehabilitation, and from urban risks to under nutrition. The idea behind this issue of is to present the readers with an overview of important DRR aspects that should be included in the deliberations at the 6th AMCDRR.

The 113th issue of is titled ‘Adding to the Agenda of the 6th AMCDRR’ content includes:

i. The 6th AMCDRR: Setting the Agenda for Future Deliberations by Ali Sheikh, Director, Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) Asia, and Chief Executive Officer, LEAD Pakistan

ii. Adding to the Agenda of the 6th AMCDRR by Kshitij Gupta

iii. Climate Change: What Cities Can Do? by Mihir R. Bhatt

iv. Today's Imperative: Strengthening Resilience – Ten Years After Tsunami by Zenaida Willison, DRR Consultant, Thailand

v. Water Related Disaster – A Case of Kosi Pralaya (Havoc) by Dwarika Nath Dhungel, Senior Researcher, Former Executive Director, Institute for Integrated Development Studies (IIDS) and Former Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Government of Nepal

vi. Under Nutrition in Humanitarian Crisis: What is Missing in South Asia by Tarik Kadir, Regional Operations Director/ Directeur Régional des Opérations Asia, Action contre la Faim, France

vii. Impact of Climate Change to Farmers of South Asia by Appanah Simmathiri, Climate Change and Bio-energy Officer (acting), FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

viii. Ten Years of Disaster Risk Reduction in Bangladesh by Mahbuba Nasreen, Ph.D., Director and Professor, Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

ix. Governance of Hyogo Framework for Action 2 by Mihir R. Bhatt

x. ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) by Harriet Adong, Communications Manager at Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda

xi. Post Tsunami Housing Reconstruction: Mainstreaming the People's Process by Lalith Lankatilleke, Senior Human Settlements Officer UN-Habitat, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific Fukuoka, Japan

xii. UN-Habitat in Sri Lanka Plans Ahead by Saman Ekanayake, Programme Manager, UN-HABITAT, Sri Lanka

xiii. Tourism: A Potential Tool for Community Resilience by Ennio Valentino Picucci

Themes: Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management, Food Security & Agriculture, Recovery, Urban Risk & Planning