Sunday, 11/07/2010 21:25 | Facilitating Activity
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HFI in collaboration with Indonesia Secretary of Association of South East Asia Nation (ASEAN), held a day workshop in the session of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Respond (AADMER). This workshop highlighted the need, gaps and challenges on institutionalizing DRR in ASEAN.
As occur in the session, during the time, lot of confusion take place when DRR institutionalizing effort practiced in ASEAN. Most are due to luck coordination capacity and information availability.
Dr. Marqueza L. Reyes ASEAN-UNISDR Technical Advisor for Disaster Risk Reduction, in her speech stated that the challenges in institutionalizing DRR including a more decentralized policies and framework needed in member state for DRR, increasing the capacities of and coordination across ministries and levels of government, integrating DRR in to climate change adaptations measures, risk identification, assessment on monitoring, integrating DRR on recovery, and making DRR people centered. “ Those are the objective field that we want to get the input from this workshop” she said.
Same as what Marqueza said, Adelina Kamal, Head, Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance Division of ASEAN Secretariat, in her speech conveyed that the confusing on practicing DRR on ASEAN is about the ways to unite the coordination among ASEAN state members across the region.
During the time, she added, ASEAN just only engaged on emergency response after disaster hit some places. “ We want to make ASEAN can plays it roles in entire disaster management actions, both before (Disaster risk reduction) and after disaster attack (emergency response, reconstruction and rehabilitation), the NGO and INGOs perspectives are what we need in this case” Adelina said.
The session closed by recommendation from participant that come from NGO and INGOs related the topic of discussion. The recommendation should become consideration for ASEAN to take any policies and follow up actions regarding DRR& issues. The most recommendation from participant is the suggesting for ASEAN are:
To determine the objective field for ASEAN in implementing DRR. ASEAN should determine what DRR objective Addressed for? Is it for state members or societies?”.
- Making union mainstreaming in DRR among ASEAN state members.
- Institutionalizing mechanisms an procedures in DRR for ASEAN
- Involving the society in DRR to make it become bottom up rather than top down approach.