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September 2018

2018 Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Governance Academic Seminar | 24-25 September 2018 | Bangkok, Thailand

24 September , 2018 - 25 September , 2018

The 2018 Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Governance Academic Seminar is organized jointly by the ASEAN Committee for Disaster Management (ACDM), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the Faculty of Political Science, and Thammasat University in Thailand. The 2.5-day event will take place during 24-26 September 2018 at Thammasat University's Tha Prachan campus in Bangkok. The primary focus of the seminar will be to review and provide comments, by the Peer Review Committee members, on the submitted academic papers under the theme “Effective…

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November 2017

Philippine Red Cross rolls out training on disaster law for Chapters | 27-29 November 2017 | Tacloban, Philippines

27 November , 2017 8:00 am - 29 November , 2017 5:00 pm UTC+7

Two months after the successful roll-out of the first batch of training of facilitators on Disaster Law in the Philippines in September, 21 Philippine Red Cross volunteers and officers from three local chapters received training on disaster law and advocacy to strengthen PRC’s internal capacity and use these skills for the benefit of the communities that they serve. The local level Disaster Law Programme orientation and training is part of the Philippine Red Cross Disaster Law Programme’s thrust to capacitate…

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Disaster law training of trainers for Northern Red Cross Chapters of Vietnam | 14-15 November 2017 | Hanoi, Vietnam

14 November , 2017 8:00 am - 15 November , 2017 5:00 pm UTC+7

On 14-15 November 2017, the second training of trainers (TOT) on disaster law dissemination took place in Hanoi. Thirty-one participants from provincial Red Cross, Women’s Union and Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control (CNDPC) in Northern provinces attended the training. This is the second amongst the four TOTs that will be organized throughout Vietnam in 2017. At the end of the training, participants developed plans on disaster law dissemination in their communities, with some including interactive activities with community…

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October 2017

Disaster Law Community Dissemination Training of Trainers | 13-14 Oct 2017 | Vinh, Vietnam

13 October , 2017 8:00 am - 14 October , 2017 5:00 pm UTC+7

Vietnam: making disaster law accessible and fun for community-level dissemination Despite flooding across several provinces, and a soaked International Disaster Risk Reduction Day ceremony, Vietnam Red Cross, the Women’s Union and IFRC gathered in Vinh, Nghe An province to participate in the ‘Know Your Rights, Roles and Responsibilities in Disaster Management’ (Know Your 3Rs) 13-14 October 2017.  This was the first   Training of Trainers (ToT) on Disaster Law Community Dissemination to be held in Vietnam. The training included sessions on …

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Technical working group on internal housing, land and property (HLP) strategy draft | 11 October 2017 | the Philippines

11 October , 2017 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+7

Housing Land and Property Rights in Disasters: Red Cross Strategy Development in Philippines Sustainable and meaningful shelter assistance in the humanitarian context is not only about providing a roof over one’s head. It is also about making sure that the assistance places displaced people in a much-improved housing situation than they were originally in or, at the very least, in a position that is not worse off than before they were hit by a disaster.  Beyond ensuring safe structural shelter…

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September 2017

Philippines Disaster Law Training for Philippine Red Cross Chapters | 20-22 September 2017 | Philippines

20 September , 2017 8:00 am - 22 September , 2017 5:00 pm UTC+7

The Philippine Red Cross, in partnership with the IFRC, recently concluded a training of Chapter facilitators on disaster law in the Philippines. This was made possible through the Regional Resilience Initiative (RRI) funded by Global Affairs Canada through Canadian Red Cross. Philippine Red Cross Chapter Administrators and technical staff coming from 20 Chapters across Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao were provided an orientation on disaster law basics and facilitation tools and skills to carry out the orientation. Training participants were selected…

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ASEAN Disaster Law Mapping Consultation | 8 September 2017 | Bangkok, Thailand

8 September , 2017 8:30 am - 5:00 pm UTC+7

Purpose/Overview: The “ASEAN Disaster Law Mapping Consultation” seeks to confirm the accuracy of the research and findings endorsed by the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM) in collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) on the “ASEAN Peer to Peer Learning: Disaster Law and Policy Platform.” As part of the peer learning platform, it was proposed to map and analyze domestic disaster laws to create an evidence-base for assessing the institutionalization of ASEAN Agreement…

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July 2017

Sub-National Dissemination Workshops on Disaster Management Law | 12 July – 10 August 2017 | Pursat, Kampot, Kratie Provinces, Cambodia

12 July , 2017 8:00 am - 10 August , 2017 5:00 pm UTC+7

Following the National Dissemination Workshop on Disaster Management Law held last February, three sub-national dissemination workshops on Disaster Management Law were held in 3 different provinces in Cambodia: Pursat, Kampot and Kratie. The three sub-national dissemination workshops (and the National level workshop) seeks to strengthen public awareness on the new disaster management law and increase understanding and cooperation in the implementation of the law and its relevant components. This includes implementation and cooperation in relation to risk reduction (also in…

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May 2017

Asia Pacific Disaster Law Programme Participates in Oxfam Peer to Peer (P2P) Journey Learning Conference | 17-18 May 2017

17 May , 2017 8:00 am - 18 May , 2017 5:00 pm UTC+7

Asia Pacific Disaster Law Programme Participates in Oxfam Peer to Peer (P2P) Journey Learning Conference The IFRC Disaster Law Programme participated in ASEAN-OXFAM’s P2P Journey Learning Conference last May 17-18 to share some of its experiences in peer learning activities, as part of its core function as a network of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The Learning Conference is the culmination of the project’s mapping of DRM peer to peer platforms in ASEAN and a showcase of peer learning…

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April 2017

Disaster Law Field School | 24-27 April 2017 | Sydney, Australia

24 April , 2017 - 27 April , 2017

Three Regional Resilience Initiative (RRI) countries (Myanmar, Laos and Indonesia) have been identified for participation in the Disaster Law Field School to be held in Sydney, Australia from 24–27 April 2017. The country delegations will comprise of representatives from the National Societies and National Disaster Management Offices (NDMOs). Representatives from ASEAN will also attend. In total, there will be 11 participants funded from the RRI to attend, also including 2 colleagues from the Canadian Red Cross' legal and Disaster Management…

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February 2017

National Dissemination Workshop on Disaster Management Law | 2 February 2017 | Cambodia

2 February , 2017

In cooperation with the National Committee on Disaster Management and other key Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) stakeholders, this national dissemination workshop on disaster management law was held on 2nd February 2017 at Cambodian Red Cross Headquarter chaired by Ms. Pum Chantinie, Cambodian Red Cross Secretary General and facilitated by H.E Ma Norith, Deputy Secretary General of National committee of Disaster Management, with 65 participants from 25 provinces. The purpose of the dissemination is to strengthen public awareness on the new…

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November 2016

Launch of DRR and Law: Checklist Assessment Report in Indonesia

30 November , 2016 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+7

IFRC share recommendations from the DRR and Law Report with the Disaster Management Authority of Indonesia, BNPB Indonesia continues to demonstrate its global leadership on disaster risk management, with its recent launch of its Strengthening  Law and Disaster Risk Reduction in Indonesia: Checklist Assessment Report in Jakarta. The research undertaken by Indonesia Red Cross (PMI) and IFRC, with financial support provided by the Government of Canada and Canadian Red Cross, provides an assessment of Indonesia’s legal and policy framework for disaster risk reduction,…

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Roundtable Discussion on Housing, Land and Property (HLP) Regulatory Barriers to Shelter & Settlements: Philippine Red Cross Experience | 22-23 November 2016 | Manila, Philippines

22 November , 2016 8:00 am - 23 November , 2016 5:00 pm UTC+7

Roundtable Discussion on Housing, Land and Property (HLP) Regulatory Barriers to Shelter & Settlements: Philippine Red Cross Experience The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) held national level rollout of the recently developed IFRC pilot training on “Regulatory Barriers to Shelter and Settlements in Disaster Contexts in Asia Pacific”. The Philippine rollout, entitled “Roundtable Discussion on Housing, Land and Property (HLP) Regulatory Barriers to Shelter & Settlements: Philippine Red Cross Experience”, was jointly organized by the PRC-IFRC Disaster Law Programme, PRC Shelter…

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October 2016

Lessons Learnt Workshop on Disaster Law Implementation | 12 October 2016 | Viet Nam

12 October , 2016 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+7

On 12 October, the Viet Nam Red Cross Society organized the Disaster Law workshop to share the progress and lessons learnt in the dissemination of the Law in Vietnam. Following the event, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, the Viet Nam Red Cross Society and the IFRC signed the Cooperative Commitment to agree on collaborating in disseminating the Law in Vietnam, in the form of the Tam Ky Compact on Disaster Law contains a four point action…

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April 2016

Disaster Law Orientation Session | 28 April 2016 | Philippines

28 April , 2016

  On 28th April, the Philippine Red Cross hosted a ‘Disaster Law Orientation Session’ to introduce their plans for disaster law work in the Philippines in 2016 and beyond.  This initiative follows several years of disaster law work, which has included stakeholder consultation workshops and providing feedback into national law and policy development processes. This new phase of work in the Philippines will focus largely on building the knowledge and capacity of Philippine Red Cross staff and volunteers in disaster…

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February 2016

Strengthening Law and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Indonesia – Consultation Workshop | 29 February 2016 | Indonesia

29 February , 2016 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+7

On 29th February, 2016, Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB) hosted a workshop together with PMI and the IFRC on ‘strengthening law and disaster risk reduction in Indonesia’.  The workshop brought together participants from different ministries, UN agencies, civil society and the private sector to discuss how well disaster risk reduction is addressed in the legal framework in Indonesia. This was an opportunity to share and verify the initial findings of an ongoing research study, commissioned by PMI and IFRC, and…

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July 2015

Disaster Law Workshop | July 2015 | Vientiane, Lao PDR

29 July , 2015 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+7

Disaster and Climate Change Law Workshop | Vientiane, Lao PDR | 29 July 2015 Since October 2013, IFRC, LRC, UNDP and the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MoNRE) have been working together as key partners in the development of a new disaster risk management and climate change law in Lao PDR. The development of the new law is a central component of the ‘Integrated Disaster and Climate Risk Management Project’ (ICDRM) currently being carried out in Lao PDR…

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June 2015

Regional Disaster Law Forum Southeast Asia | June 2015 | Bangkok, Thailand

10 June , 2015 8:00 am - 11 June , 2015 5:00 pm UTC+7

Over 60 representatives gathered in Bangkok at the ‘Regional Disaster Law Forum for Southeast Asia’ on 10-11 June 2015.  These included National Society leaders and technical staff, NDMOs, ministries of foreign affairs, parliamentarians, United Nations organizations, NGOs and the ASEAN secretariat. The Forum discussed disaster law developments at the national, regional and international levels. This included a ‘stocktaking’ of national disaster law developments (including where states and national societies have worked together to develop or review disaster management laws and…

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