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Asia-Pacific

13 September 2017

The Pacific and ASEAN: Sharing experiences on regional governance to enable effective partnerships and support resilient communities

A learning exchange on the “Development and Operationalisation of Regional Governance Frameworks on Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation” between PIF and ASEAN took place in August 2017.
Legislative drafters in the Pacific recognizes challenges and opportunities in DRM legal reforms
13 September 2017

Legislative drafters in the Pacific recognizes challenges and opportunities in DRM legal reforms

The 2017 meeting of the Pacific Legislative Drafter’s Technical Forum, organized by the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat (PIFS), was held in Nuku’Alofa, Tonga. Ms. Loretta Teueli, Assistant Attorney-General for Samoa, shares her insights in an interview.
Moving disaster law closer to the community
1 August 2017

Moving disaster law closer to the community

Cambodia Red Cross in partnership with NCDM, have undertaken two sub-national workshops with the aim to strengthen public awareness on the 2015 Law on Disaster Management.
The Regulation and Management of Emergency Medical Teams – Launch of a new IFRC and WHO Report
7 July 2017

The Regulation and Management of Emergency Medical Teams – Launch of a new IFRC and WHO Report

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have launched a comprehensive report entitled “The Regulation and Management of International Emergency Medical Teams”.
Bringing Community Voices to Decision Making Tables: Shared Learning and Experiences in ASEAN
7 July 2017

Bringing Community Voices to Decision Making Tables: Shared Learning and Experiences in ASEAN

IFRC participated in ASEAN-OXFAM’s Peer to Peer (P2P) Journey Learning Conference 17 – 18 May, 2017 to share its experiences in peer learning and exchange through its disaster law programme.
Bringing Disaster Law to the People in the Philippines!
7 July 2017

Bringing Disaster Law to the People in the Philippines!

The Philippine Red Cross – IFRC Disaster Law Programme has teamed up with Partner National Societies led by Finnish Red Cross and supported by EuropeAID to create an IEC material on key messages for disaster law and inclusive community planning.
Consolidating the Evidence Base for Disaster Law Change in Bangladesh
7 July 2017

Consolidating the Evidence Base for Disaster Law Change in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Red Crescent is now undertaking a comprehensive research study to provide the evidence base to inform future law and policy change for international disaster assistance in Bangladesh.
Same Space, Different Mandate: the Role of Disaster law in Effective Civil-Military Coordination
7 July 2017

Same Space, Different Mandate: the Role of Disaster law in Effective Civil-Military Coordination

The IFRC presented its work on disaster law at the Civil-Military Interaction Workshop ‘Delivering ‘Joined-up’ Government: Achieving the Integrated Approach to Offshore Crisis Management’, hosted by the Australian Civil-Military Centre, 19-24 March 2017.
Hot off the press: IFRC-UNDP Report to Support the Implementation of the Law on Disaster Management in Cambodia
7 July 2017

Hot off the press: IFRC-UNDP Report to Support the Implementation of the Law on Disaster Management in Cambodia

Cambodia’s Law on Disaster Management (DM Law), passed in June 2015, marked a major shift from a response focused disaster management system, to a broader and more robust system that looks at the whole disaster risk management spectrum.
Nauru: The World’s Smallest Republic Leading the Way on Disaster Law
7 July 2017

Nauru: The World’s Smallest Republic Leading the Way on Disaster Law

The world's smallest independent republic Nauru now boasts one of the most state of the art Disaster Risk Management Acts around, no small feat given that the country's National Disaster Risk Management Office is less than a decade old.
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Video: Disaster law side event at the 6th AMCDRR

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