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The Asian Disaster Reduction & Response Network. Manu Gupta Vice-Chairperson, ADRRN Co- Director, SEEDS India. CHALLENGES IN ASIA. Asia is the most disaster prone continent 90\% of all natural disasters 50\% of all major disasters Affects economies, lives, fabric of human society

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manu gupta vice chairperson adrrn co director seeds india
The Asian Disaster Reduction & Response Network

Manu Gupta

Vice-Chairperson, ADRRN

Co- Director, SEEDS India

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CHALLENGES IN ASIA
  • Asia is the most disaster prone continent
  • 90% of all natural disasters
  • 50% of all major disasters
  • Affects economies, lives, fabric of human society
  • Sheer scale and complexity of natural disasters in recent times
  • Many countries struggling to recover
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ASIAN NGOs
  • Total number uncertain
  • Different definitions/classifications
  • Local vs International
  • Capacities vary
  • What is certain is the number is increasing and the roles are more evident
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NGOs should complement each other
  • NGOs need to be responsible, transparent and accountable
  • Benchmarking
  • Good practice guidelines
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ADRRN
  • February 2002, Kobe, Japan
  • ADRC & UN-OCHA
  • More than 30 NGOs gathered from all over Asia
  • Asian NGOs wanting to take charge
  • Asian Disaster Reduction & Response Network (ADRRN) was formed
current strength
Current Strength

28 member NGOs from 15 Asian Countries

  • Chairperson
    • Dr. Jemilah Mahmood (MERCY Malaysia)
  • Vice Chairperson
    • Manu Gupta (SEEDS India)
  • Committee Members
    • Milet Mendoza (Tabang Mindanao, Philippines)
    • Amod Dixit (NSET, Nepal)
    • Naeem Salimee (CoAR, Afghanistan)
    • Dr. Tan K. (SiF, Singapore)
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ADRRN Meetings

Subsequent meetings in December 2003, June 2004, WCDR 2005, August 2005, and June 2006 at Bangkok

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Governance

Training CHANGE AGENTS within communities

Building Safety

Water Conservation

november 2005 penang
November 2005 : Penang

ADRRN/GOLFRE Asia Regional Learning Workshop

Disaster Risk Reduction: Learning from Tsunami Experience

22 to 30 November 2005, University of Science Malaysia, Pulau Pinang

workshop methodology
Workshop Methodology
  • Experience sharing through country case studies
  • Tools and Techniques
        • Collapsed Structure Search and Rescue
        • Medical First Response
        • Relief distribution
        • Psycho-social aid
        • Shelter: temporary and permanent
        • Participatory rapid assessment
        • Livelihood recovery and rehabilitation
        • Non-Structural Mitigation
  • Simulation Exercise (Group Work)
  • Field Exercise – Impact, Response, Mitigation & Preparedness
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Community

Learning

Generate information

Knowledge bank

Synthesize

Reflective Practice

“developing with communities from and for them”

projects
PROJECTS

INDIA: SEEDS

Micro credit program for immediate Livelihood recovery

INDONESIA : MERCY MALAYSIA

Development of Resource Center & Sustainable

Knowledge Bank

SRI LANKA : SARVODAYA

Eco-village & Preparedness for long term Recovery

may 2006 march 2007
May 2006- March 2007

Training and Capacity Enhancement of Local Governments in the Earthquake Affected Areas of Pakistan

To be Implemented by

  • United Nations Inter-Agency secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR)
  • Contribution from the Government of European Union through the Voluntary Trust Fund for disaster reduction)
  • Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN) and Kyoto University Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies (KU GSGES)
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ADRRN member NGOs working in humanitarian sector are directly in touch with the “Change Agents” – workers, community leaders, school teachers, masons, health workers…..
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ADRRN’s MISSION

“Promote coordination and collaboration among NGOs for effective and efficient disaster reduction and response in the Asia-Pacific region”

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OBJECTIVES
  • To develop an interactive network of NGOs committed to achieving excellence in the field of disaster reduction and response
  • To raise the relevant concerns of NGOs in the Asia-Pacific region to the larger community of NGOs globally, through various international forums and platforms
  • To promote best practices and standards in disaster reduction and response
  • To provide a mechanism for sharing reliable information and facilitating capacity building among network members and other stakeholders
what has worked
What has worked….
  • Asian spirit
  • Strong & Committed Core Group
  • Volunteering time and efforts for the network
  • Implementing activities on the ground
  • Complementing each other’s roles
  • Regular communication, meetings, website etc

Member NGOs see great value in their participation in network activities

challenges remain
…….challenges remain
  • Recognition at national level
  • Sustained funding for secretariat
  • Legal Status : Registration etc.
  • Membership criterion
  • Guiding principles
every organization has its own unique identity
Every organization has its own unique identity

If we can encourage diversity….

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….true unity can prevail!

Thank you

www.adrrn.net

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