NTS Bulletin February 2015:
This bulletin addresses the progress on DRR of the ASEAN Member States. It is a review of the progress made under the Hyogo Framework and consider the way forward for DRR. This brief review is provided by By Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Singapore.
2015 marks the end of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) 10-year Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), an international disaster risk reduction plan that aimed to enhance the resilience of populations to disasters.
The HFA has five priority action areas which cover (1) institutional basis for implementation (with four indicators), (2) monitoring and early warning, (3) education to build a culture of resilience, (4) reducing underlying risk factors and (5) disaster preparedness. Priority 1 is measured by national and local disaster legislation, budget allocation, community participation and existence of a national platform for disaster reduction.