Association of South East Asian Nations

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was founded on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok with the signing of the Declaration by Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.

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ASEAN Implementation Plan ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework
2020
This Implementation Plan is therefore an integral accompanying document (Annex) to the ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework (ACRF).
Association of South East Asian Nations The ASEAN Secretariat
ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework
2020
The ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework (ACRF) serves as the consolidated exit strategy from the COVID-19 crisis.
Association of South East Asian Nations The ASEAN Secretariat
ASEAN-UN-Joint-Strategic-Plan-of-Action-on-Disaster-Management-IV-2021-2025-Final
2020
The ASEAN-UN Joint  Strategic  Plan of  Action on Disaster  Management  (JSAPDM)  IV 2021-2025 outlines  ASEAN  and  the  UN’s  mutual  intentions  and  commitments  to  continue  to  work  together, guided  by  the  strategies  and  priorities  incorporated  by  ASEAN  into  the AADMER  Work  Programme (2021-2025),  as  well  as  other  global  priorities  in  humanitarian  action.    The  JSPADM  IV  (2021-2025)  also  takes  into  account  the  implementation  results  of  the  JSPADM  III  (2016-2020)  and  its chartered  priority  areas  for  collaboration  in  support  of  the  AADMER Work  Programme  (20162020).  
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ASEAN Disaster Recovery Reference Guide
2016
The ASEAN Disaster Recovery Reference Guide (the Guide) aims to help the ASEAN Member States prepare for recovery; and deliver timely, efficient and effective recovery programmes.
Association of South East Asian Nations The ASEAN Secretariat
Typhoon Ketsana 2009 Lao PDR Damage Loss and Needs Assessment
2009
This PDNA addresses the damages and losses registered in a number of sectors impacted by Typhoon Ketsana, and identifies resource needs in the medium and longer term to address the urgent requirements for recovery and restoration of the livelihoods of the affected population
Lao People's Democratic Republic - government World Bank, the Asian Development Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Association of South East Asian Nations Australian Agency for International Development Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Cyclone Nargis 2008 Myanmar Post Nargis Joint Assessment
2008
This report describes the human loss and assessment of damage to physical assets, the subsequent losses sustained across all economic activities, and the impact of the disaster on both the national economy and household-level activities and well-being.
Myanmar - government Association of South East Asian Nations United Nations - Headquarters Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
2020
With the aim of continuing the momentum made by the ASEAN in over a decade on regional disaster management collaborations, the AADMER Work Programme 2021-2025 was developed based on the foundation laid out by the AADMER itself. It is guided by the vision set by the AADMER to “build a region of disaster-resilient nations, mutually assisting and complementing one another, sharing a common bond in minimising adverse effects of disasters in pursuit of safer communities and sustainable development”. For 2021-2025, the mission is to “enhance and support ASEAN’s disaster risk reduction and disaster management capabilities through inter-sectoral cooperation, capacity building, scalable innovation, resource mobilisation, new partnerships, and stronger coordination among ASEAN Member States”.
Association of South East Asian Nations
2020
This second edition of Ready for the Dry Years reveals that the severity of two drought events during 2015-2016 and 2018-2020 exceeds anything recorded in the past two decades, since the major El Niño of 1997-1998.
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Mission

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was founded on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok with the signing of the Declaration by Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Brunei Darussalam joined ASEAN on 8 January 1984, Viet Nam on 28 July 1995, Lao PDR and Myanmar on 23 July 1997, Cambodia on 30 April 1999. ASEAN currently has 10 Member States. The highest decision-making body of ASEAN is the meeting of the Heads of the State of Government of the Member States – the ASEAN Summit. The ASEAN Charter came into force on 15 December 2008, making ASEAN a rules-based inter-governmental organization with a new legal and institutional framework.

The ASEAN Declaration states that the aims and purposes of the Association, among others, are to:

- Accelerate the economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region through joint endeavors in the spirit of equality and partnership in order to strengthen the foundation for a prosperous and peaceful community of Southeast Asian Nations.
- Promote regional peace and stability through abiding respect for justice and the rule of law in the relationship among countries of the region and adherence to the principles of the United Nations Charter.
- Promote active collaboration and mutual assistance on matters of common interest in the economic, social, cultural, technical, scientific and administrative fields.

 
Disaster Reduction Goal

ASEAN has a strong commitment towards achieving a disaster-resilient ASEAN Community by 2015. Through the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER), it espouses a proactive approach to disaster management and sets in place regional policies, operational, and logistical mechanisms to enable ASEAN Member states to seek and extend assistance in times of disaster and carry out collaborative undertakings on disaster mitigation, prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, and rehabilitation.

Vision: Disaster-resilient nations and safer communities in the ASEAN region by 2015.

Goal: Substantially reduce loss of life and damage to economic, social, physical and environmental assets of ASEAN Member States caused by natural and human-induced disasters.

DRR activities
Policies and Programmes in DRR

The ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) is a multi-hazard legal and policy framework that will provide structures, mechanisms, and strategies for undertaking regional cooperation on disaster management. It also affirms ASEAN's commitment to the Hyogo Framework of Action (HFA) and is the first legally-binding HFA related instrument in the world. It complies and expands on HFA for 2005-2015 disaster resilience of nations.

The AADMER as a legal framework was translated into a WORK PROGRAMME that outlines activities & expected outputs, concrete actions & initiatives, to implement & operationalize the agreement, from 2010-2015. It serves as a concrete plan for multilateral cooperation and collaboration in disaster risk reduction in ASEAN. It was endorsed and adopted by the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM) in Singapore on March 2010 as a rolling plan.

14 Flagship Programmes under the AADMER:

1. Preparedness and Response
- ASEAN Disaster & Emergency Response Logistics System
- Fully-functional Emergency Rapid Assessment Team (ERAT)
- Finalisation and institutionalisation of Standard Operating Procedure for Regional Standby Arrangements and Coordination of Joint Disaster Relief and Emergency Response Operations (SASOP)

2. Risk Assessment, Early Warning & Monitoring
- ASEAN-wide Disaster Risk Assessment
- Satellite-based Disaster Monitoring System
- GIS-based Disaster Information-Sharing Platform for Early Warning

3. Prevention & Mitigation
- Building Disaster-Resilient ASEAN Cities
- Capacity-building for Community-based DRR
- Set-up Mechanisms for Risk Financing

4. Recovery
- Production of a Disaster Recovery Toolkit

5. Outreach & Mainstreaming
- Building a culture of disaster-resilience in ASEAN

6. Training and Knowledge Management Systems
- Identifying priority training needs
- Training of ASEAN Trainers and Subject Matter Experts for AADMER
- Setting up of an “ASEAN Resource Centre” as part of the AHA Centre

Membership in Key Networks

ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM)

Disaster Reduction Focal Point(s)

Ms. Adelina Kamal
Head of Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance Division, ASEAN Secretariat
Email: lina@asean.org

Websites

http://www.asean.org
http://www.aseandrr.net

Making disaster risk reduction a policy priority, institutional strengthening (HFA 1)

- Implementation of the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) Work Programme.
- Finalisation and institutionalisation of Standard Operating Procedure for Regional Standby Arrangements and Coordination of Joint Disaster Relief and Emergency Response Operations (SASOP)
- Set-up Mechanisms for ASEAN Risk Financing & Insurance Strategy

Risk assessment and early warning systems (HFA 2)

- ASEAN-Wide Disaster Risk Assessment Programme
- Satellite-based Disaster Monitoring System
- GIS-based Disaster Information-Sharing Platform for Early Warning

Education, information and public awareness (HFA 3)

- Training of ASEAN Trainers and Subject Matter Experts for AADMER
- Setting up of an “ASEAN Resource Centre” as part of the AHA Centre
- Development of the ASEAN DRR Portal website as a resource on DRR in ASEAN
- Building Disaster-Resilient ASEAN Cities
- Production of IEC Materials to increase awareness on AADMER

Reducing underlying risk factors (HFA 4)

- Capacity-building for Community-based DRR
- Technical support in the enforcement of building and land-use regulations in pilot cities
- Development of DRR Action Plans, including climate change adaptation

Preparedness for effective response (HFA 5)

- ASEAN Disaster & Emergency Response Logistics System
- Fully-functional Emergency Rapid Assessment Team (ERAT)
- Production of a Disaster Recovery Toolkit

The organization has no registered commitments.

The Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments (SFVC) online platform allows stakeholders to inform the public about their work on DRR. The SFVC online platform is a useful toolto know who is doing what and where for the implementation of the Sendai Framework, which could foster potential collaboration among stakeholders. All stakeholders (private sector, civil society organizations, academia, media, local governments, etc.) working on DRR can submit their commitments and report on their progress and deliverables.'|t }}

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