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Legislating for Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management in the Pacific - Workshop Report

IFRC, 8 August 2018

Workshop Report for the Legislating for Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management in the Pacific, 6 – 8 July. This three day workshop was held in partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat and IFRC, with financial support provide by Australian Red Cross and British Red Cross.

The workshop involved legislative drafters and disaster and climate practitioners from 12 Pacific countries, as well as partners from the UN, academia and the private sector.   

In her opening remarks Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General of the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat, identified this workshop as a practical step to support the translation for the Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific (FRDP) and other international and regional commitments into national and local level law, policy and action in the Pacific.

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International Disaster Response Law in Grenada

IFRC, 29 March 2018

The study analyses Grenada’s current legal, institutional and policy frameworks for addressing the regulatory issues related to receiving international humanitarian assistance in case of mid to large-scale disaster. Using as a benchmarking tool the IDRL Guidelines developed by the IFRC, the study applied an inclusive methodology combining desk research with key stakeholders interviews and consultations. Based on the findings, the study proposes recommendations on how to strengthen legal and institutional preparedness for receiving international humanitarian assistance in the country.

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ASEAN Disaster Law Mapping - Implementing AADMER: ASEAN Country Profiles

IFRC, 29 January 2018

The IFRC partnered with ASEAN to explore the level of implementation of disaster preparedness and response commitments in AADMER against domestic disaster risk management laws and policies. This report is the result of the disaster law mapping initiative. 

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ASEAN Disaster Law Mapping - Implementing AADMER: A Regional Stocktake

IFRC, 26 January 2018

The IFRC partnered with ASEAN to explore the level of implementation of disaster preparedness and response commitments in AADMER against domestic disaster risk management laws and policies. This resulting research report, “ASEAN Disaster Law Mapping – Implementing AADMER: A Regional Stocktake” was circulated around ASEAN member states, national societies and ASEAN Secretariat in late August 2017.

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Activity Report - Disaster Law for Philippine Red Cross Chapters Training of Facilitators

IFRC, 24 October 2017

A training of facilitators on Disaster Law was held for the Philippine Red Cross Chapters on 20 - 22 September 2017. The objective of this workshop was to strengthen the Chapter’s knowledge of national policy and legal framework on DRM, their understanding of Philippine Red Cross’ legal mandate and identify the rights, roles and responsibilities of different actors. The training also familiarized the Chapter with basic elements of advocacy and humanitarian diplomacy, and translate auxiliary role at the Local Government Unit (LGU) level.

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International Disaster Response Law (IDRL) in St. Vincent & The Grenadines

IFRC, 23 October 2017

This study analyses St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ current legal, institutional and policy frameworks for addressing the regulatory issues related to receiving international humanitarian assistance in case of mid to large-scale disaster. Using as a reference the IDRL Guidelines developed by the IFRC, the study was based on an integrated research process combining desk research with key stakeholders interviews and consultations. Based on the findings, the study proposes recommendations on how to strengthen legal preparedness in this country.

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The Regulation and Management of Emergency Medical Teams

IFRC & WHO, 26 July 2017

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”.

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Implementing the Law on Disaster Management in Cambodia: Developing Subsidiary Legislation

IFRC and UNDP, 7 July 2017
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The IFRC in partnership with UNDP, worked with the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia to research and make recommendations on how to best implement the Law on Disaster Management through the development of subsidiary Legislation. This report, includes an analysis of the provisions and overall priorities of the DM law, as well as Cambodia’s commitments to regional and international cooperation and disaster risk reduction. Such commitments include the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (SFDRR). The research process included key informant interviews ,focus group discussions in addition to making an assessment of the law and proposed decrees using key disaster law tools such as the IDRL Guidelines and the Checklist on Law and Disaster Risk Reduction.

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Strengthening Law and DRR in Indonesia (Bahasa Indonesia)

IFRC and PMI, 14 June 2017

This study analyses the laws related to disaster risks in Indonesia using the pilot version of the ‘Checklist on Law and Disaster Risk Reduction’, which was developed jointly by IFRC and UNDP through a global consultation process. This report is the result of an integrated research process that combined desk-based legal research with stakeholder interviews in-country, followed by a multistakeholder consultation workshop held in February 2016 to verify the research findings and explore relevant issues with participants. It provides a ‘legal mapping’ of the laws and regulations that address disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Indonesia, analysing them against the questions contained in the Checklist and assessing their implementation based on stakeholder feedback and secondary sources. It is intended to provide law, policy and decision-makers with an analysis for consideration in future developments of the legal framework for DRR and its implementation.

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Report from the Asia Pacific Disaster Law Field School 2017

IFRC, 27 April 2017

The first ever Asia Pacific Regional Disaster Law Field School, co-hosted by Australian Red Cross and IFRC, was held from the 23-27 April 2017 in Sydney Australia. Over four days, the participants immersed themselves in key international and regional legal and policy frameworks for disaster risk management. The Field School brought together representatives from 12 priority Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies, governments, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Climate Centre, as well as UN agencies including UNOCHA and UNDP. The Field School also promoted cross-regional collaboration, by bringing together regional organisations such as the Association for South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), Pacific Island Forum Secretariat (PIFS) Secretariat for Pacific Community (SPC), and the Centre for the Prevention of Natural Disasters in Central America (CEPREDENAC).

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