Conference Report: In Support of the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, Regional and National DRR Strategies and the Nansen Initiative Protection Agenda in the Asia-pacific Region
This report summarizes the outcomes of the Regional Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction, Preparedness and Disaster Displacement, hosted by the Government of the Philippines in Bohol from 19 to 22 June 2018, in partnership with the Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).
The Asia-Pacific region is highly exposed and vulnerable to natural hazards and the adverse effects of climate change and it sees large numbers of disaster displacement, which are projected to further increase in the coming decades. This Regional Workshop, a South-to-South learning and experience sharing exercise, sought to explore how to achieve greater resilience in that region using important tools such as science and technology to prevent and address disaster displacement.
This regional workshop brought together technical experts from the Philippines, Timor Leste and 11 Pacific Island Countries, including Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. Each government nominated up to three technical experts from their agencies responsible for disaster risk management, climate change action, and human mobility (migration/planned relocation/displacement).
A small number of national and international experts on disasters and human mobility have also been invited to contribute with their substantive expertise to the workshop objectives, these included International Organization for Migration (IOM) Philippines, IOM Pacific and GIZ Pacific as an observer.