5th Asian ministerial conference on disaster risk reduction (5th AMCDRR)

Meeting or Conference
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat - Asia and Pacific (UNISDR AP); National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB)
22-25 Oct 2012
Indonesia (Yogyakarta)

Building on past agreements and issues discussed in the earlier conferences, particularly in the 3rd and 4th AMCDRR, the 3rd Session of Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, as well as Indonesia’s own experiences that reaffirms the importance of enhancing DRR implementation at local level as part of the strategic venue to build nations and communities to disasters, Indonesia proposes the following sub-themes for the forthcoming 5th AMCDRR:

1. Integrating Local Level Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation into National Development Planning
2. Local Risk Assessment and Financing
3. Strengthening Local Risk Governance and Partnership


- To encourage stronger political commitment and investment for local action in disaster risk reduction
- To build on the findings and recommendations of the Global Platform’s Third Session which brought up the theme “Invest Today for A Safer Tomorrow – Increase Investment in Local Action”.
- To establish a practical and collaborative mechanism for building resilience at the local level among the countries in the Asia Pacific region.
- To promote local knowledge and practices in DRR as a way of enhancing local capacity in DRR

Expected outcomes

- Declaration of commitment with action plan and follow up strategy to enhance local capacity in disaster risk reduction
- Regional partnership for strengthening local capacity
- Technical and political recommendations on programs to empower local capacity among countries in the region

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