Due to its disaster-prone location, it is imperative that ASEAN is equipped with the necessary tools to inform its disaster risk management policies. Projects that inform ASEAN disaster risk management policy-making processes can decrease the effects of extreme climate events.
The ASDMP project seeks to promote “scientific and technical research programmes that study the causes and consequences of disasters and facilitate activities that promote and support the development of the means, methods, techniques, and equipment for disaster management, particularly in risk reduction”. Continue reading →
The 7th ASEAN Working Group on Climate Change (AWGCC), was successfully held from 20-21 July 2016, at Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. The attendance comprises of ASEAN country focal points to AWGCC and Malaysian government partners. The meeting was hosted by Government of Malaysia, with a technical support from Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Malaysia, as a country focal point to AWGCC. The welcome address was delivered by Hon. YBhg. Dato’ Sri Azizan bin Ahmad, Secretary General of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Malaysia. Continue reading →
The Final Planning Workshop on Enhancing Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia was held in Hotel Jen Manila, Philippines, on 14-15 October 2015, with participants comprising government partners and science partners from ASEAN countries, as well as representatives of India’s counterpart to the ASEAN Working Group on Climate Change (AWGCC) and the ASEAN Secretariat. This workshop was organized in collaboration with the ASEAN Secretariat, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru, Asian Network on Climate Science and Technology (ANCST), Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN), University of the Philippines Los Banõs (UPLB), and University of the Philippines Diliman. The workshop was officiated by Professor Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr, Chancellor of University of The Philippines Los Banõs (UPLB). Continue reading →
The consultation workshop was held on 14 September 2015, at Danau Golf Club, UKM Bangi. The Workshop was an activity of the Project on Enhancing Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia (Phase 1) funded by the ASEAN-India Green Fund, and implemented by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (SEADPRI-UKM). The Workshop was organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE) and SEADPRI-UKM. The purpose of the Workshop was to discuss national strategies and challenges in addressing climate change adaptation and identify 3-5 local level initiatives to be considered for funding by the ASEAN-India Green Fund under the ASEAN Regional Work Programme on Climate Change Adaptation. Continue reading →
The Inception Workshop on Enhancing Climate Change Adaptation was held on 5-6 February 2015 in Bangi, Malaysia. The workshop was attended by about 30 participants. Participants comprised representatives of the National Focal Points of the ASEAN Working Group on Climate Change (AWGCC) and Partner Institutions identified by the AWGCC National Focal Points as well as representatives of India’s counterpart to the AWGCC and the ASEAN Secretariat. Continue reading →