Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Disasters in ASEAN Project Progress Report

Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Disasters in ASEAN Project Progress Report

The progress report details the progress of the research which has been initiated by IFRC Asia Pacific Regional team with the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM) Working Group on Prevention and Mitigation in collaboration with their membership. It addresses the issues of gender and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in emergencies, with a specific focus on SGBV before, during and after disasters in the ASEAN region.

School Disaster Risk Management Guidelines for Southeast Asia

School Disaster Risk Management Guidelines for Southeast Asia

The School Disaster Risk Management (SDRM) Guidelines aim to support school-based risk assessment and planning, educational continuity planning, and development of response skills (such as standard operating procedures, incident command systems in case of hazards) and response provisions (such as temporary and locally built learning facilities) –all of which form the School Disaster Risk Management Plan.

The SDRM Guidelines aim to reduce the impact of disasters on the school’s environment, physical construction, as well as to avoid possible impacts on the students’ learning outcomes. To achieve this, the Guidelines attempt to harmonize existing school safety template documents with existing global and regional approaches to come up with a common set of standards that can be adopted and adapted in Southeast Asian countries.

Rollout manual for operationalisation of ASEAN Common Framework for Comprehensive School Safety

Rollout manual for operationalisation of ASEAN Common Framework for Comprehensive School Safety

The rollout manual primarily aims to assist country focal agencies on school safety (e.g. Ministry of Education and National Disaster Management Office) in translating the conceptual framework into implementable actions through detailed steps to generate the outputs, key actors, and timelines, as well as elaboration on working mechanisms at national and regional level for school safety.

Joint Action Plan for Technical Collaboration between Red Cross Red Crescent Societies and ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance (AHA) Centre

Joint Action Plan for Technical Collaboration between Red Cross Red Crescent Societies and ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance (AHA) Centre

In September 2014, representatives from Southeast Asia Red Cross and Red Crescent (RCRC) National Societies (NS) gathered in Bangkok as part of the Community Safety and Resilience Forum to enhance their integrated approach for community resilience building and strengthen the regional cooperation among and between members. Participants included Department Heads for Disaster Management, Health and Organizational Development as well as a representative from the ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance (AHA) Centre.

During technical discussions, it was agreed that IFRC, RCRC National Societies and the AHA Centre should continue building on the positive collaboration undertaken so far and explore opportunities for further technical cooperation in the form of a ‘joint action plan’.

ASEAN Declaration on One ASEAN One Response

ASEAN Declaration on One ASEAN One Response

The ASEAN Leaders signed the “ASEAN Declaration on One ASEAN One Response: ASEAN Responding to Disasters as One in the Region and Outside the Region” at the 28th ASEAN Summit in Vientiane. The declaration is based on the principle of harnessing the individual and collective strengths of different sectors and stakeholders in ASEAN to effectively respond to disasters inside and outside the region.