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September 2021

18th Annual Southeast Asia Red Cross Red Crescent Leadership Meeting | 16-17 September 2021 | Virtually Hosted by Thai Red Cross Society

16 September , 2021 - 17 September , 2021

The 18th Annual Southeast Asia Red Cross Red Crescent Leadership Meeting is being  hosted virtually by the Thai Red Cross Society (TRCS) from 16-17th September 2021. This Leadership Meeting is an important opportunity for Presidents, Secretaries, General and Senior Management in the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to evaluate challenges, successes and future direction, as a way of further strengthening the world’s largest humanitarian network.   Annotated  Agenda   Resources for Sessions Day I : 16 September 2021…

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October 2020

17th Annual Southeast Asia Red Cross Red Crescent Leadership Meeting | 14-15 October 2020 | Virtually Hosted by Viet Nam Red Cross

14 October , 2020 1:30 pm - 15 October , 2020 5:00 pm UTC+7

The 17th Annual Southeast Asia Red Cross Red Crescent Leadership Meeting was  hosted virtually by the Viet Nam Red Cross (VNRC) from 14-15th October 2020. This Leadership Meeting is an important opportunity for Presidents, Secretaries, General and Senior Management in the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to evaluate challenges, successes and future direction, as a way of further strengthening the world’s largest humanitarian network. Meeting Agenda Opening Ceremony Session 1: COVID-19 Response Impact on Food Security and Livelihoods…

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August 2020

2nd NDRT on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH) Training

25 August , 2020 - 28 August , 2020
Ayuthaya, Thailand Yangoon, Myanmar

The Thai Red Cross Society (TRCS) has developed the criteria for disaster relief operation in the TRCS’s strategy plan. Three criteria were made for the third strategy by focusing on the quick turnaround and survival needs of the affected people. The three criteria are as follow: 1) Affected people should get the TRCS relief kit within 6 hours; 2) TRCS mobile emergency centres will provide services within 4 hours; and 3) affected people should receive TRCS food and water within…

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November 2019

IFRC, AHA Centre Co-Host Southeast Asia ‘Management of International Assistance’ Workshop | 20-21 November 2019 | Jakarta, Indonesia

20 November , 2019 - 21 November , 2019
Jakarta, Indonesia

  Jakarta, 20-21 November 2019. The IFRC and AHA Centre organized a 2-day workshop on the “Management of International Assistance” for Southeast Asia governments and Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies (“NS”).  It was the first collaboration between the IFRC Disaster Law Programme and AHA Centre, and the workshop was graced by Ms. Adelina Kamal (AHA Centre Executive Director), Mr. Joy Singhal (IFRC Myanmar Head of Country Office), Mr. Ky-Anh Nguyen (ASEC Director of Sustainable Development).  The activity was generously…

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October 2019

16th Annual Southeast Asia Red Cross Red Crescent Leadership Meeting | 24-25 October 2019 | Manila, Philippines

24 October , 2019 - 25 October , 2019
Manila, Philippines

The 16th Annual Southeast Asia Red Cross Red Crescent Leadership Meeting will be hosted in Manila, Philippines from 24-25 October 2019, under the generous hospitality of the Philippine Red Cross. The leadership meeting is an important opportunity for presidents, secretaries, general and senior management in the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to evaluate challenges, successes and future direction, as a way of further strengthening the world’s largest humanitarian network.   Meeting Resources Manila Call for Action Southeast Asia Roadmap Meeting Outcome (New!)…

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Vietnam Red Cross’s Vision for 2030 and Beyond | 10-12 October 2019 | Hanoi, Viet Nam

10 October , 2019 - 12 October , 2019

From 10-12 October 2019, leadership and the management of Viet Nam Red Cross (VNRC) gathered in Hanoi to visualize the VNRC’s the future. The process participated by both VNRC’s external and RCRC Movement partners where relevance an applicability to the role of VNRC with the purpose if legitimizing the work carried out in the country were highlighted and entry points for identification of actions that serve to increase the recognition and trust of the population. The process seeks to stimulate the…

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August 2019

Emergency WASH Training of Trainers | 13-16 August 2019 | Rayong, Thailand

13 August , 2019 - 16 August , 2019

  Thai Red Cross Society (TRCS) Relief and Community Health Bureau (RCHB) has established the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH) unit to provide training on water purification process during emergencies for staffs including nurses to be able to work effectively during emergencies. The ultimate goal of the training is to enable Thai Red Cross staff to be able to help affected communities prevent the spread of water-borne diseases and teach them how to produce safe water in the household. To scale up WASH activities,…

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Fifth National Disaster Response Team (NDRT) Training | 5-9 August 2019 | Chonburi, Thailand

5 August , 2019 - 9 August , 2019
Chonburi Thailand

  The Thai Red Cross Society (TRCS) has developed the criteria for disaster relief operation in the TRCS’s strategy plan. Three criteria were made for the third strategy by focusing on the quick turnaround and survival needs of the affected people. The three criteria are as follow: 1) Affected people should get the TRCS relief kit within 6 hours; 2) TRCS mobile emergency centres will provide services within 4 hours; and 3) affected people should receive TRCS food and water within 4 hours. From the past until…

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July 2019

IFRC Asia Pacific Regional Director Visits Viet Nam Red Cross Society

17 July , 2019 - 18 July , 2019

From 17-18 July 2019, the IFRC Asia Pacific Regional Director Xavier Castellanos paid a visit to Viet Nam Red Cross Society (VNRC) to discuss with the VNRC’s Leadership on opportunities and challenges in humanitarian landscape. During the meeting, Mdm Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu- VNRC President repeatedly stressed that the support from the RCRC Movement partners becomes more crucial than ever before due to the significant reduction of donor funding toward the NSD and development interventions except disaster response operations due…

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Myanmar Red Cross Holds Training of Trainers on Migration and Displacement | 9-12 July 2019 | Myanmar

9 July , 2019 - 12 July , 2019

Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) held the first Basic and Training of Trainers (ToT) course on Migration and Displacement on 9 - 12 July in Myanmar. The participants in this first training and ToT were MRCS Migration and Displacement Taskforce members that include Deputy Secretary General, and Directors and Deputy Directors from First Aid and Social Services, Ambulance Service, Rakhine Special Operations, Disaster Management, Restoring Family Link, South-East (Refugee Returns) Project, Organizational Development, Health, Kachin Special Operations, Youth Volunteering, and Kachin State Chairman…

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June 2019

South Asia Leadership Meeting | 29-30 June 2019 | The Maldives

29 June , 2019 - 30 June , 2019

  South Asia National Societies Leadership Meeting is a forum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in the South Asian Region to renew and strengthen the collaboration among internal and external stakeholders to extend our hands for the humanitarian services. With the purpose of discussing key issues of the South Asian National Societies and explore possibilities for further coordination and collaboration for addressing existing and emerging trends and challenges, South Asia Leadership forum took place in the Maldives…

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Emergency Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Training for Lao Red Cross Staff | 27-28 June 2019 | Attapeu, Lao PDR

27 June , 2019 - 28 June , 2019

Lao Red Cross conducted an Emergency Water, Sanitation and Hygiene training for its staff at Attapeu Branch during 27-28 June 2019. The two-day training aimed to equip Lao Red Cross staff in Attapeu branch with knowledge and skills that will enable them to provide safe and clean water, as well as sanitation and hygiene support to affected people during emergencies. The training was attended by 18 Red Cross branch staff and three participants from local disaster response agency. Click here to view the…

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Proposal Writing and Project/Programme Planning Training for Lao Red Cross | 24-27 June 2019 | Vientiane, Lao PDR

24 June , 2019 - 27 June , 2019

As an auxiliary to the Government, Lao Red Cross (LRC) conducts activities within a range of programmes including emergency response, water and sanitation, health, disaster preparedness and risk reduction, livelihoods, first aid, and youth. The devastating flash floods caused by torrential rains in 2016 and the dam collapse in 2018, have demonstrated the importance of coordinated emergency response, at a regional and global level, in dealing with large-scale disasters. The two-year USAID/OFDA funded project “Red Ready” aims to strengthen LRC’s…

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Asia Pacific Region Emergency WASH Training | 24-28 June 2019 | Bandung, Indonesia

24 June , 2019 - 28 June , 2019

During 24-28 June 2019, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) will be conducting an Asia Pacific Region Emergency WASH Training in Bandung, Indonesia. The five-day training aims to develop and strengthen the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) emergency response capacity in the Asia Pacific region in the WASH sector as well as to enhance technical knowledge and skills of National Society staff and volunteers. Specific objectives 1. Increase participants' technical skills and…

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First Aid Training for Lao Red Cross Staff | 17-18 June 2019 | Attapeu, Lao PDR

17 June , 2019 - 18 June , 2019

Lao Red Cross conducted a first aid training for its staff at Attapeu Branch during 17-18 June 2019. The two-day training aimed to provide Attapeu staff basic knowledge about how to provide primary care to affected people during emergency. The training cover the first aid techniques including CPR as well as how to treat patients with burns, severe bleeding, broken bones, snake bites, etc. The training was attended by 22 Red Cross branch staff and three participants from local disaster…

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CBDRR, SBDRR Refresher Training | 10-11 June 2019 | Bangkok, Thailand

10 June , 2019 - 11 June , 2019
Bangkok Thailand

  During the first implementation phase of “Enhancing Disaster Risk Reduction Capacity in Thailand” supported by USAID/OFDA from July 2016 to December 2018, 11 villages and 10 schools in 3 flood-prone provinces namely Angthong, Nakornnayok and Singburi were provided with both software (e.g. training on disaster management and simulation exercise) and hardware (e.g. first aid kit and CBDRR box). Before continuing the second phase which expands the implementation to 30 other communities across Thailand, it is recommended to organize a…

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Viet Nam Red Cross Conducts Financial Service Provider Simulation Exercise | 4-5 June 2019 | Quang Tri, Viet Nam

4 June , 2019 - 5 June , 2019

The simulation was conducted in five communes in Quang Tri province between 4 and 5 June 2019. In total, 1,013 people who are poor and nearly poor were selected to participate in the piloting. Each person received VND 250,000 (CHF 10.5) as allowance for their travel cost (petrol) and/or their wages. Out of the total number of beneficiaries, 428 persons registered with Viettel, while 585 others accessed the Post Office service, both of which are financial service providers (FSPs). The…

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May 2019

Lao Delegation Visits Viet Nam To Learn About Emergency Fund | 27-30 May 2019 | Hanoi, Viet Nam

27 May , 2019 - 30 May , 2019

  From 27-30 May, Lao delegation paid an official visit to Viet Nam to learn and exchange information on sub-legislation and establishing a dedicated disaster management fund decree, and best practices and challenges in its implementation. The delegation was led by Mr. Vilayphong Sisomvang- Acting Director General and Head of Secretariat of National Committee for Disaster Prevention and Control (NCDPC) together with representatives of Prime Minister Office, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and Lao Red Cross.…

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Viet Nam Red Cross Conducts Pre-Disaster Meeting | 22 May 2019 | Hanoi, Viet Nam

22 May , 2019

Pre-disaster meeting (PDM) has become a routine exercise of Viet Nam Red Cross for the past several years. The event brought both management and technical people together to review the achievements and lessons learned from the previous disaster season, and discuss, mobilise and prepare for what are to be projected in coming months. The event is a great opportunity for strengthening partnership with both internal and external partners (VNDMA, NGOs, IOs and donors) and to prove with partners VNRC’s capacity, methodologies of doing…

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Community Engagement and Accountability Training | 20-24 May 2019 | Yangon, Myanmar

20 May , 2019 - 24 May , 2019

Today Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) is a key value of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement which is reflected in its programmatic approach and several commitments of the ICRC, IFRC (including the Principles and Rules for Red Cross and Red Crescent Humanitarian Assistance and the General Assembly Beneficiary Communication Resolution DD/6.4/1) and National Societies. In addition, the Movement has committed to more systematic and better documented approaches to communicating, engaging with and being accountable to the vulnerable…

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Myanmar Red Cross Society Holds Workshop To Discuss Findings on Migration, Displacement

16 May , 2019 - 17 May , 2019

   From 16-17 May 2019, the Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) held a workshop in Yangon to discuss the findings of a new MRCS Assessment on Migration and Displacement. The workshop was an opportunity for the new MRCS Task Force on Migration and Displacement to discuss and input into the draft assessment findings. The workshop also included the first ever meeting of the Red Cross Movement Task Force on Migration and Displacement. The workshop was led by the MRCS Director…

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April 2019

Viet Nam Red Cross Conducts Minimum Expenditure Basket Workshop | 24-26 April 2019 | Hanoi, Viet Nam

24 April , 2019 - 26 April , 2019
Hanoi, Viet Nam

      Cash & Vouchers Assistance (CVA) has increasingly become a preferred option in humanitarian response in Viet Nam. Various stakeholders including UNDP, FAO, IOM, UN Women, IFRC, Viet Nam Red Cross (VNRC), Catholic Relief Service (CRS) and Save the Children have addressed needs of disaster affected people through CVA.  In 2017 alone, most of the funding from UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) was allocated to CVA interventions. There are different approaches to CVA in terms of transfer…

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Asia Pacific Regional Training of Trainers on WASH Guidelines for Hygiene Promotion in Emergency Operations | 22-26 April 2019 | Bandung, Indonesia

22 April , 2019 - 26 April , 2019

During 22-26 April 2019, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) will be conducting an Asia Pacific Regional Training of Trainers on WASH Guidelines for Hygiene Promotion (HP) in Emergency Operations in Bandung, Indonesia. The five-day training aims to increase the capacity of Asia Pacific National Societies to plan, implement and lead HP initiatives as part of a wider emergency water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH) programme, which is relevant to the context to prevent water, sanitation and hygiene-related…

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3rd ASEAN Regional Conference on School Safety | 3-4 April 2019 | Bangkok, Thailand

2 April , 2019 - 4 April , 2019

Southeast Asia is one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world. More than 50 percent of the global disaster mortalities took place in ASEAN from 2004 to 2014 with about 354,000 fatalities. During the same period, about 191 million people were temporarily displaced, and another 193 million people were affected or experienced different types of losses due to disasters. The education sector is highly affected by disasters and other risks owing to a large amount of time the children…

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March 2019

Lao Red Cross Conducts Protection, Gender and Inclusion Training | 29 March 2019 | Vientiane, Lao PDR

29 March , 2019

  Lao Red Cross (LRC) conducted a training on Protection, Gender and Inclusion (PGI) for its staff at the headquarters on 29 March 2019. The objective of the training includes disseminating information about PGI ad violence against women to LRC staff, and sharing and discussing the ways forward to integrating PGI to all sectors of LRC operation. The training was participated by 20 representatives from various departments of LRC (disaster management, health, etc) and from the National Commission for the Advancement…

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Human Trafficking in Disaster and Crisis Setting Presentation | 22 March 2019 | Bangkok, Thailand

22 March , 2019
Bangkok, Thailand

  On 22 March 2019, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and UNDP/UN-ACT co-hosted a half-day seminar on ‘Human Trafficking in Disaster and Crisis Settings: experiences throughout Asia with a focus on Cox’s Bazar’ (see invitation) The event was moderated by Mr Ezekiel (Zeke) Simperingham, IFRC Asia Pacific Migration and Displacement Coordinator. On the first panel were Ms Samantha McCormack from the UNHCR Global Protection Cluster Task Team on Anti-Trafficking who join remotely via link…

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Lao Red Cross Conducts Needs Assessment for Recovery Phase of Attapeu Emergency Operation | 15-25 March 2019 | Attapeu, Lao PDR

15 March , 2019 - 25 March , 2019

  A primary assessment was done by the Lao Red Cross team for 1,936 households in 12 villages (Khokkong, Thaouan, Donmuang, Donbok, Pindong, Tamoryord, Hinlath, Hadoudomsay, Sompoy, Hadyao, Tangao and Hinsombat) under Samamsay district. The assessment narrowed down the number of target beneficiaries for shelter repairment which are 321 households from 10 villages (Thaouan, Donmuang, Donbok, Pindong, Tamoryord, hadoudomsay, Sompoy, Hadyao, Tangao and Hinsombat ). In addition, the assessment also identified 384 households which will need either latrine construction (217 households) or latrine repair…

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Lao Red Cross Reviews Effectiveness of Attapeu Flash Floods Emergency Response Operation | 14 March 2019 | Attapeu, Lao PDR

14 March , 2019
Attapeu Lao People's Democratic Republic

Lao Red Cross (LRC) has conducted an internal lesson learned workshop during a planning meeting in Attapeu on 14 March 2019. Participants: 17 persons, from headquarters and Attapeu Chapter including the leads from the Disaster Management, Health, International Relations, Finance, and Administrations departments. Objective: To discuss what went well, challenges and recommendations consolidated from the beginning of the operation until the end of the emergency phase. Outcome: The workshop allowed participants to discuss and review about the operation. The participants were divided into two groups,…

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Viet Nam Red Cross Conducts Training on Cash & Data Management | 5-8 March 2019 | Ha Noi, Viet Nam

5 March , 2019 - 8 March , 2019

  Viet Nam Red Cross society (VNRC) is implementing a cash preparedness project since the past year which paves the way to acceptance of cash as one of their aid delivery modalities from emergency response to recovery and long-term development. Significant key achievements have been noted as manifested in the successful completion of several cash in emergency DREF responses and finalization of the VNRC’s CVA position paper among others. Results of external evaluations and the midterm review conducted last November…

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December 2018

Humanitarian Education Xperience (HEX) 2018 “In Exile for a While”

8 December , 2018

The refugee issue is perhaps the world’s most pressing challenge today. Singapore Red Cross aims to raise awareness on this global crisis and invites you to experience the life of a refugee for a day. “In Exile for a While” will bring you through a series of journey that will test your critical thinking and decision-making skills. The experience is aimed at enhancing the understanding towards refugees and encouraging participants to view the crisis in a different light. Date: 8…

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Singapore Red Cross Humanitarian Lecture: From Banker to Humanitarian, for China’s “Blood Orphans”

7 December , 2018

The infamous “plasma economy” of the 1980s and 1990s orphaned thousands of children in China. Against all odds, Hong Kong-born investment banker Chung To founded the Chi Heng Foundation (“wisdom in action” in Chinese) in 1998, and subsequently gave up his career to work full-time at the nonprofit. Today, Chi Heng Foundation sponsors 9,000 children in education and care, and cumulatively, over 20,000 children across twelve provinces in China.   The Singapore Red Cross presents a Humanitarian Lecture by Chung…

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November 2018

Gender and Diversity Policy Awareness Training | June-July 2018 | Bago City & Pyi City, Myanmar

13 November , 2018 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+7

Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) has been working to ensure gender and diversity (G&D) is mainstreamed and fully integrated within their programming, plans, policies, tools, branch and volunteer development. Efforts have been made to systematically integrate gender and diversity into its emergency programming and longer term planning. A gender and diversity policy awareness training was conducted in Bago City on 26 June and in Pyi City on 3 July 2018. The event was participated by MRCS programmatic leads where they learned about the Gender…

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Southeast Asia Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies Leadership Informal Side Meeting | Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting | 11 November 2018 | Manila, Philippines

11 November , 2018

SOUTHEAST ASIA RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT NATIONAL SOCIETIES LEADERSHIP INFORMAL SIDE MEETING DURING THE 10TH ASIA PACIFIC RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT REGIONAL MEETING IN MANILA, PHILIPPINES  As agreed during the 15th Annual Southeast Asia Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies Leadership Meeting held on 10th and 11th April 2018 in Melaka, Malaysia, there is to be a side meeting of the Southeast Asia National Societies Leadership network during the upcoming 10th Asia Pacific Red Cross and Red Crescent…

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10th Asia Pacific Regional Conference | 11-14 November 2018 | Manila, Philippines

11 November , 2018 - 14 November , 2018

The 10th Asia Pacific Regional Conference, set to take place in Manila from 11 – 14 November 2018, will see a gathering of leaders, spokespersons and representatives from Asia Pacific and Middle East and North Africa National Societies, as well as observing National Societies, to discuss strategic issues, common concerns and learn from each other’s diverse contexts. Click here to visit the event official page for more information.

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October 2018

Preparedness for Effective Response Workshop | 22 October – 14 November 2018 | Hanoi, Viet Nam

22 October , 2018 - 14 November , 2018

Twenty Red Cross colleagues (12 female) gathered in Hanoi on 22 October to be oriented on the Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) process. This is the first among five Phases of the process including Orientation -> Assessment -> Prioritization and Analysis -> Work-Plan -> Action and Accountability. All colleagues (Viet Nam RC and Partner National Societies) participated in the meeting expressed their interest and commitment to be part of the process. Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cyclical approach for a…

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September 2018

Myanmar Red Cross Society: National Strategic Dialogue Workshop on Migration | 25-27 September 2018 | Yangon, Myanmar

25 September , 2018 - 27 September , 2018

  On 25-27 September 2018, the Restoring Family Links Department of the Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) hosted a National Strategic Dialogue Workshop on Migration in Yangon, Myanmar. The Workshop was attended by Professor Dr Nang Htwan Hla (Vice-President of MRCS) ,U Khin Maung Hla (Secretary-General of MRCS), Dr Daw Nyo Nyo Wint (Deputy Secretary-General of MRCS), U Ganesh (Chairman of the MRCS Supervisory Committee from Kachin State), Daw Ma Ma Lay (Chairlady of the MRCS Supervisory Committee of the…

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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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August 2018

Risk-Informed Development Conference | 27-29 August 2018 | Bangkok, Thailand

27 August , 2018 - 29 August , 2018

IFRC Asia Pacific Regional Office participated at the Risk-Informed Development Conference during 27-29 August 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. The theme for the 2018 event was "Using Disaster Risk Information for Resilience." The event was hosted by the Asian Development Bank, UNESCAP, and UNISDR, among others. IFRC had the opportunity to present the innovative Forecast-based Financing (FbF) approach/mechanism, including the IFRC Forecast-based Action (FbA) through the Disaster Response Emergency Fund (DREF), and practical application and evidence from the Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC)…

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AHA Centre Executive (ACE) Programme 2018 Red Cross Red Crescent Induction | 20-24 August 2018 | Jakarta, Indonesia

20 August , 2018 - 24 August , 2018

Introduction The AHA Centre Executive (ACE) Programme was established as part of the AHA Centre’s ambition to build a disaster-resilient region, through the vision of the ‘One ASEAN One Response’. Since it was launched in 2014, 62 officers from the ten ASEAN Member States have been trained. After graduating from ACE, the ACE alumni continue to engage in various roles in the area of disaster management as well as in responding to emergencies in the ASEAN region.  Some graduates have…

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July 2018

Technical Support to Lao PDR International Partner’s Meeting on Disaster Management Law | 25 July 2018 | Vientiane, Lao PDR

25 July , 2018

This meeting was organized by Laos' Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (MLSW) and chaired by Director General Prasong Vongkhamchanh, and was attended by key international development partners (e.g. USAID, World Bank, Caritas )  and some members of the Disaster Management (DM) Law Committee. The meeting was  financially supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). In addition to this, IFRC provided technical support through presentation and facilitation.  The purpose of the meeting was to provide updates on the 1st draft…

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SGBV Awareness Activity | 23-30 July 2018 | Oudomxay, Lao PDR

23 July , 2018 - 30 July , 2018

    Following the Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) protection before, during, and after disasters research conducted in Lao PDR by Lao Red Cross (LRC) and IFRC in 2017, one recommendation was to organize awareness raising activities to prevent and eliminate violence against women, boys and girls in the communities where the research was conducted. LRC Department of Advancement of Women, Mother and Child worked together with LRC Youth and Volunteer to organize a series of training and workshop to…

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Southeast Asia Gender and Diversity Network Meeting & SGBV Advocacy Training | 10-12 July 2018 | Bangkok, Thailand

10 July , 2018 - 12 July , 2018

The Southeast Asia Gender and Diversity Network Meeting & SGBV Advocacy Training is taking place during 10-12 July 2018 in Bangkok with the following objectives: To follow-up on the SGBV prevention and response plan the Network worked on after its 2017 training on IFRC’s Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Emergencies training module. Specifically, network members will build their capacity further on how to implement key parts of the action plan and how to strengthen their advocacy and sensitization on SGBV…

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ACDM Working Group on Prevention and Mitigation | 25 May 2018 | Bangkok, Thailand

6 July , 2018 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+7

IFRC Presentation to ACDM Working Group on Prevention and Mitigation

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Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2018 | 3-6 July 2018 | Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

3 July , 2018 - 6 July , 2018

The Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) is the regional platform for dialogue and action on DRR, under the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR)1. Since its inception in 2005, the biennial Conference has met in: Beijing 2005, New Delhi 2007, Kuala Lumpur 2008, Incheon 2010, Yogyakarta 2012, Bangkok 2014 and New Delhi 2016. Each of the seven Asian Ministerial Conferences has adopted a political declaration and developed action plans that reaffirmed commitment to strengthen disaster resilience…

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June 2018

32nd Meeting of the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management | 26-28 June 2018 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

26 June , 2018 - 28 June , 2018

Leaders from ASEAN National Disaster Management Organizations discussed, among others, about setting priorities for women in disaster management during the 32nd Meeting of the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM) held on 26-28 June in Kuala Lumpur. The meeting was convened in conjunction with the 8th Governing Board Meeting of the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre), 9th Joint Task Force Meeting to Promote Synergy with Other Relevant ASEAN Bodies on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (JTF on…

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SGBV National Roundtable | 25 June 2018 | Vientiane, Lao PDR

25 June , 2018

The Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV) Consultation roundtable was organized on 26 June 2018 in Vientiane with the participation of 41 people (F20, M21) from Lao Red Cross HQ, Oudomxay and Sekong provinces, Ministries, INGO and IFRC. The purpose was to follow-up on the recommendations of the results emerging from the SGBV research – prioritization of the intervention for short and long term as well as identification of potential implementing partners.

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Cross-regional Conference on Labour Migration (Asia Pacific – Middle East) | 20-21 June 2018 | Bangkok, Thailand

20 June , 2018 - 21 June , 2018

The Red Cross Red Crescent Conference on Labour Migration was held in Bangkok, Thailand from 20 to 21 June 2018, bringing together Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies and external partners to discuss recent developments and exchange knowledge and experience under the theme of humanitarian assistance, protection and advocacy for migrant workers. This includes those particularly most at risk including women and children. The conference was co-facilitated by IFRC Asia Pacific and IFRC Middle East North Africa in partnership…

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1st Disaster Management Law Committee Meeting | 19 June 2018 | Vientiane, Lao PDR

19 June , 2018

This meeting was organized by Laos' Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (MLSW) as the Chairperson of the Disaster Management (DM) Law Committee, chaired by Deputy Director General Vilayphong Sisomvang, and attended by all members of the DM Law Committee including Lao Red Cross. Total attendance was 40 people (F = 14; M = 26).  The purpose of the meeting was: (1) presentation of IFRC on disaster risk management principles, international and regional agreements related to disaster risk management, available IFRC…

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Asia Pacific Migration Network Annual General Meeting | 18-19 June 2018 | Bangkok, Thailand

18 June , 2018 - 19 June , 2018

The Asia Pacific Migration Network (APMN), in collaboration with IFRC and the ICRC will host an Annual General Meeting from 18-19 June in Bangkok, Thailand. This Meeting will complement the Red Cross Red Crescent Conference on Labour Migration, to be held from 20-21 June, in Bangkok, Thailand. The Annual General Meeting will provide a forum for Asia Pacific National Societies to share information, discuss challenges and successes, identify opportunities and chart a common way forward in addressing humanitarian needs in…

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May 2018

Lao-Thai Cross-border Meeting | 31 May – 1 June 2018 | Vientiane, Lao PDR

31 May , 2018 - 1 June , 2018
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ASSI – ASEAN Road to AMCDRR 2018 | 30-31 May 2018 | Jakarta, Indonesia

30 May , 2018 - 31 May , 2018

Supported by the ASEAN Safe School Initiative (ASSI), the workshop is aimed at providing a platform for ASEAN Member States (AMSs) to discuss about the region’s participation at the ASEAN Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR), in the past and forthcoming to determine regional key messages, discuss possible platforms to raise the messages or call for actions, strategies, preparations for white papers, statements, and policy briefs. Furthermore, the workshop also provided a platform for  discussions on an enabling environment where ASEAN…

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ACDM Working Group Meeting on Prevention and Mitigation | 25 May 2018 | Bangkok, Thailand

25 May , 2018
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Steering Committee Meeting for the Regional Resilience Initiative (RRI) | 16 May 2018 | Bangkok, Thailand

16 May , 2018

  The annual Steering Committee Meeting for the Regional Resilience Initiative (RRI) will be held in Bangkok on 16 May 2018. The objective of the meeting is to review the past key implementation, oversee the project's strategy and provide overall guidance on the annual workplan and budget. Meeting documents: Meeting Agenda Regional Resilience Initiative Endline Study Regional Resilience Initiative Endline Study: Change Stories RRI 5th Annual Workplan Meeting Minutes Presentations: RRI Baseline and Endline Study Overview of the 5th Annual Work Plan (AWP5) Resilience Library

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ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Youth | 15 May 2018 | Hanoi, Vietnam

15 May , 2018

IFRC Presentation to ASEAN Senior Official Meeting on Youth

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Bali Process Government and Civil Society Roundtable | 14-15 May 2018 | Bangkok, Thailand

14 May , 2018 - 15 May , 2018

On 14 – 15 May 2018 Australian Red Cross and the IFRC, with the Australian and Indonesian governments, co-hosted the first regional Government and Civil Society Roundtable as part of the State-led Bali Process. Representatives from six National Societies (Australian Red Cross, Bangladesh Red Crescent, Maldivian Red Crescent, Nepal Red Cross, Pakistan Red Crescent, and Philippine Red Cross), ICRC and IFRC were joined by representatives from 13 governments and national and regional Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and international agencies. The…

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ASEAN Consultation Meeting on SGBV Research | 2-3 May 2018 | Jakarta, Indonesia

2 May , 2018 - 3 May , 2018

The proposal to conduct the Joint Study on Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Disasters in ASEAN was endorsed by the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM) Working Group on Prevention and Mitigation in March 2017, and was subsequently endorsed at the 30th ACDM Meeting in Vientiane, Lao PDR in April 2017. The joint study is implemented as part of the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) Work Programme 2016-2020, Priority Programme 4: Protect, and covers Indonesia, Lao PDR…

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April 2018

15th Annual Southeast Asia Red Cross Red Crescent Leadership Meeting | 10-11 April 2018 | Melaka, Malaysia

10 April , 2018 - 11 April , 2018

The 15th Annual Southeast Asia Red Cross Red Crescent Leadership Meeting will be held in Melaka, Malaysia, from 10-11 April 2018, hosted by the Malaysian Red Crescent Society with the support from the IFRC. The meeting will be participated by the leaders from 11 Southeast Asia National Societies: the Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent, Cambodian Red Cross, Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), Lao Red Cross, Malaysian Red Crescent, Myanmar Red Cross, Philippine Red Cross, Singapore Red Cross, Thai Red Cross, Timor-Leste Red Cross (CVTL) and Viet…

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March 2018

9th ERAT Induction Course and Simulation Exercise in Myanmar

26 March , 2018 - 1 April , 2018

Between 26 March and 1 April 2018, 30 ASEAN citizens gathered in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar to undertake a week long and intensive training course alongside a 3-day simulation exercise to become members of the Emergency Response and Assessment Team (ERAT). For this course, participants came from ASEAN Member States (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam), AADMER Partnership Group (APG) representing the civil society, partner organizations, ASEAN Secretariat, AHA Centre, and the Red Cross Red Crescent…

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Real-time Evaluations of Evaluators Training | 20-22 March 2018 | Bangkok, Thailand

20 March , 2018 - 22 March , 2018
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Advanced Training Course on E-WASH Response and Preparedness | 19-23 March 2018 | Luang Prabang, Lao PDR

19 March , 2018 - 23 March , 2018

The advanced training course on Emergency Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (E-WASH) was organized with the support of additional funding from Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) and with the purpose of improving the capacity of Lao Red Cross Society (LRCS)’s staff to prepare and respond to disasters in the affected areas. The advance 3-day training course was conducted for 15 WASH focal persons from 5 targeted provinces. The training took place at Luang Prabang Provincial Branch and was participated by 15 Participants, 13 Males and 2 Females, from five…

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3rd National Disaster Response Team Training | 12-16 March 2018 | Ayutthaya, Thailand

12 March , 2018 - 16 March , 2018
Ayutthaya Thailand

Under the USAID project, Thai Red Cross Society (TRCS), with technical support from IFRC, conducts the third (last) National Disaster Response Team (NDRT) training during 12 to 16 March 2018, with a focus on Water and Sanitation(WATSAN) and Public Health in Emergency(PHiE). The objective of this training is to build the capacity of TRCS headquarter and provincial staffs (Health station) in assessment, planning, implementation, and coordination of WATSAN and PHiE interventions. The participants include the TRCS staff who already trained as…

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February 2018

Lao Red Cross Conducts Emergency WASH Training for Volunteers | 26 February – 3 March 2018 | Champasak, Lao PDR

26 February , 2018 8:00 am - 3 March , 2018 5:00 pm UTC+7

During 26 February to 3 March, Lao Red Cross and IFRC jointly conducted an Emergency WASH (E-WASH) training for the Red Cross volunteers in Monlapamock district, Champasak Province. The two-day training was conducted for 21 volunteers from seven villages and one WASH focal person from the Ministry of Health. The E-WASH training began with theoretical sessions and table-top exercises. The second half of both days mainly focused on practical sessions, i.e. installation of the water purification unit (Aquaplus AP 700…

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Lao Red Cross Holds Lessons Learned and Closure Workshop for School Safety Project | 26 February 2018 | Vientiane, Lao PDR

26 February , 2018

Lao Red Cross Society (LRC) Vice President Thongphachanh Sonnasinh chaired a workshop, organized on 26 February, to review the lessons learned from the Disaster Risks Reduction (DRR) in School Project. Among the 24 attendants were representatives from provincial authorities. Between September 2017 to January 2018, LRC has built six classrooms, two bathrooms, and wash basins, as well as provided training on disaster preparedness and first aid to teachers and staff from schools in Vientiane Province. Public announcement systems were also…

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Regional Resilience Initiative Lessons Learned Workshop | 21-23 February 2018 | Bangkok, Thailand

21 February , 2018 - 23 February , 2018

The Lessons Learned (LL) workshop is the opportunity for project stakeholders to come together and share insights and experiences of working with and on the Regional Resilience Initiative (RRI) project. Stakeholders are facilitated - through a structured analysis approach - to share opinions, perspectives and experiences related to the project. The main LL approach is essentially a project assessment that can be framed as key questions as follows: 1. What worked well in the project? 2. What could have been…

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Cambodia Red Cross Conducts Healthy Aging Training in Svay Rieng | 20-24 February 2018 | Cambodia

20 February , 2018 - 24 February , 2018

Cambodian Red Cross (CRC) and IFRC conducted the “Healthy Aging” training for the elderly people and CRC volunteers from Svay Rieng Province during 20-24 February. Sixty-eight elderly people (32 females) from five villages took part in the activity, while 22 volunteers (12 females) also participated. The training focused on promoting healthier lifestyles which include physical exercises, healthy eating, and health assessment. Click here for more information.       Mission report is provided here.

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RCRC Movement Calls For ‘Humanized Recovery’ From Disasters at World Urban Forum | 7-13 February 2018 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

11 February , 2018

The ninth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9) on 11 February 2018 heard a call from the International Red Cross and Red Crescent (RCRC) Movement for greater accountability after disasters that may leave survivors bereaved and struggling to find shelter, food, and water. RCRC Movement specialists believe disasters, climate change, and conflicts are felt most acutely in cities that are often growing rapidly without proper planning, and are calling for increased investment in disaster risk reduction (DRR). “Building back…

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January 2018

ASSI Regional Training and Learning Exchange Workshop on School Disaster Management | 24-26 January 2018 | Bangkok, Thailand

24 January , 2018 - 26 January , 2018

Representatives from IFRC Bangkok and the Thai Red Cross Society participated in the ASEAN Safe School Initiative (ASSI) regional training and learning exchange workshop on School Disaster Management (SDM) which was held in Bangkok during 24-26 January 2018. Also participated were representatives from ASEAN member states, NGOs and the ASEAN Secretariat. The participants also visited the Sang-Um school (school safety project implemented by Plan International) to learn about good practices and strategies for school disaster management. Training objectives: To enhance SDM capacity of government officials…

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Regional Meeting on Building Stronger TB and TB/HIV Community Partnerships for Advocacy in Asia and the Pacific | 23-25 January 2018 | Bangkok, Thailand

23 January , 2018 - 25 January , 2018

Based on Stop TB 2017 Global Report, the following Asia and Pacific countries have the highest Tuberculosis (TB) burden: Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, China, Papua New Guinea. The Stop TB Partnership, IFRC, and regional TB/HIV community advocacy networks share a vision of a world where everyone, including those most vulnerable and marginalized, can access healthcare. This includes access to tuberculosis and HIV testing, treatment, care, and support. The Stop TB Partnership and IFRC work together…

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December 2017

Eleven Grab Taxi Drivers Equipped with Basic First Aid | 27 December | Bangkok, Thailand

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

  The ninth first aid training was offered to the Grab taxi drivers on 27 December 2017 at the Thanapoom Tower on Petchaburi Road, Bangkok. The six-hour standard basic first aid training was conducted to provide technical support from the facilitation team of the First Aid Training Center, Thai Red Cross Head Quarter. Eleven Grab taxi drivers (all males) participated in the training.  There were six key topics focusing on both technical and practical aspects of the standard basic first…

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Understanding the Legitimacy & Mandate of Malaysian Red Crescent Society | 16-17 December 2017 | Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

16 December , 2017 8:00 am - 17 December , 2017 5:00 pm UTC+7

Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) had undergone the Organizational Capacity Assessment & Certification (OCAC) in 2015 and it had positively identified gaps on matters pertaining to policies, the absence of review on regulatory mechanisms, enhance understanding of the legality and the mechanic of administration of the Society at various levels. MRCS had also completed the organization-wide Branch Organizational Capacity Assessment (BOCA) in 2016 and the trend indicated that there are still some room of improvements on matters pertaining to Emblems,…

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Violence Prevention Integration into CBHFA Training | 12-14 December 2017 | Kampot, Cambodia

12 December , 2017 - 14 December , 2017

  Gender Based Violence (GBV) is a pressing problem not only because it violates human rights, but also because it poses a challenge to public health and economic and social development. GBV in Cambodia remains a significant issue and is a result of gender inequality and traditional gender norms existing within Cambodia’s societal structure. Gender inequalities are also reflected in sexual relationship where females are not given equal opportunities in decision making. Following the research study by the Ministry of Women…

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Regional Lessons Learned Workshop on DIPECHO Actions in Southeast Asia | 7-8 December 2017 | Bangkok, Thailand

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

  The European Commission's department for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) has been contributing and investing in DRR and preparedness projects over the last decades both in terms of funding and activities. DG ECHO initiated DIPECHO (Disaster Preparedness ECHO) programme in 1996 with the key goal to increase communities’ resilience and reduce their vulnerability. In turn, communities at risk could be better prepared for and protect themselves against various shocks and stresses, including disasters triggered by natural…

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Trainings of Trainers on Disaster Law | 4-8 December 2017 | Viet Nam

4 December , 2017 - 8 December , 2017

Disaster Law disseminations continue in Viet Nam Disaster Law Training of Trainers in Can Tho city, Can Tho Province. Photo by: VNRC HQs Training of Trainers on Disaster Law in Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh Province. Photo by VNRC HQs In December 2017, the Viet Nam Red Cross continued to disseminate disaster law to local-level stakeholders and communities through two trainings of trainers held in Can Tho Province in the Mekong Delta on 4-5 December and in Binh Dinh Province (Central…

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Gender and Diversity Sensitization in Thai Red Cross’s Supervisor Skill Development Training | 4 December 2017 | Thailand

4 December , 2017

On 4 December 2017, a two-hour introductory session on Gender and Diversity was conducted at Thai Red Cross’ Supervisor Skill Development (SSD) training by Thai Red Cross Gender Focal Point together with IFRC. The total of 109 staff (five men and 104 women) from different departments in Bangkok and other provinces learned about the key concepts of Gender and Diversity as well as the importance of its programming. The SSD (50-hour) is one of the three management development courses internally organized on a…

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Gender and Diversity Approaches to Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment Training | 4-8 December 2017 | Kampong Chhnang | Cambodia

4 December , 2017 - 8 December , 2017

Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (VCA) is a key assessment process used by the Cambodian Red Cross (CRC) and some of its branches for participatory community assessments. The VCA process allows the CRC to understand people’s exposure to and the needed capacity to be resilient to natural hazards. The VCA also enables local priorities to be identified and appropriate action taken to reduce communities’ risk to disasters. It eventually assists in the design and development of programs, drawing on sustainable solutions from…

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Youth in School Safety (YSS) Training of Facilitators | 2-5 December 2017 | Brunei Darussalam

2 December , 2017 8:00 am - 5 December , 2017 5:00 pm UTC+7

Comprehensive School Safety has been a priority in DRR in Asia since 2006 with the launch of the ISDR global campaign on Safer Schools. It has been an important part of DRR in the education sector, addressing the risk of children in schools and community contexts. Global Comprehensive School Safety Framework requires children and youths to play a specific role in their school safety by guiding teachers and parents to join the school safety in an effective way. “Youth in…

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November 2017

Cambodian Red Cross Discusses Safe Migration With IFRC | 28 November – 1 December 2017 | Cambodia

28 November , 2017 - 1 December , 2017

The CRC representatives met with Helen Brunt, IFRC Senior Migration Officer, from 28 November to 1 December 2017 to discuss on migration issues. The meeting was aimed to i) discuss AoF7: Migration with leadership, staff, and volunteers of CRC, including scope for potential IFRC support and National Society peer-to-peer exchanges, ii) meet with key local authorities in Preah Vihear Province and support CRC in their auxiliary role and relationship with the Cambodian Government, and iii) learn more about CRC’s Restoring…

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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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Philippine Red Cross steps up service to Filipino migrants through new info system

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

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has leveled up its services to overseas-based Filipinos through a digital platform that streamlines necessary information before, during, and after their stay abroad. The PRC, in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), recently unveiled the Virtual Volunteer (www.virtualvolunteer.org), a web platform that aims to link migrants to the organization’s services, as well as to other institutions that can assist them with their concerns on 27 November 2017. The…

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CCST Thailand’s Final Evaluation of School Based Disaster Risk Reduction Program | 27 November – 2 December 2017 | Myanmar

27 November , 2017 - 2 December , 2017

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Country Cluster Support Team in Thailand conducted a final evaluation on the School Based Disaster Risk Reduction (SBDRR) program in Myanmar during 27 November – 2 December 2017. Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) started to implement the SBDRR program in 2012. MRCS received the funding from the Chinese Red Cross (Hong Kong Branch) through the IFRC to implement the SBDRR project in eight schools as a pilot project in…

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence | 25 November – 9 December 2017 | Cambodia

25 November , 2017 - 9 December , 2017

Several reports show that Cambodian has seen a gradual decrease of domestic violence against women and girls since 2000. However, according to Cambodia Gender Assessment in 2014, there are still number of challenges facing the country in its effort to end gender-based violence (GDV), including but not limited to: Growing number of reports on rape and sexual violence in the family; Sexual harassment at workplaces and in communities; Limited access to social and legal support services to survivors. Between 25…

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Basic First Aid training for Grab taxi drivers | 21 November 2017 | Bangkok

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

A total of 31 (male 30, female 1) Grab taxi drivers were equipped with Basic First Aid in Bangkok on 21 November 2017. This was the ninth Grab taxi drivers training on 6 hours standard basic first aid in Thailand conducted in Thanapoom Tower, Bangkok, with the technical support from the facilitation team of First Aid Training Center of the Thai Red Cross Society National Headquarters. There were 6 key topics focusing on both technical and practical sessions related to…

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Gender and Diversity Technical Review Workshop | 21-22 Nov 2017 | Bangkok, Thailand

21 November , 2017 8:00 am - 22 November , 2017 5:00 pm UTC+7

In April 2014 the IFRC launched the Regional Resilience Initiative (RRI). The Initiative supports eleven Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies (NS) in Southeast Asia and has the goal of reducing the impact of natural disasters on vulnerable communities. Specifically, the Initiative sought to enhance skills and capacities within NS so they can advocate more strongly at national and regional levels for the needs of men, women, boys, girls and diverse groups in disaster risk reduction. This approach was…

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Gender and Diversity Refresher Training National Level | 21-22 November 2017 | Cambodia

21 November , 2017 - 22 November , 2017

The Cambodia Red Cross (CRC) conducted the gender and diversity refresher training during 21-22 November 2017. Guided by the 2011-2020 Strategy, CRC has conducted various initiatives with a focus on (community-based) women’s and children’s health, with an emphasis on giving support to mothers and newborns, and assisting orphans with HIV/AIDS. In addition to the gender and diversity components of its health portfolio, CRC has a long history of addressing gender and diversity concerns through its Vulnerable Group Assistance program, which provides…

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143 on 143; 20 Days of Advocacy | 14 Nov – 3 Dec 2017 | Philippines

14 November , 2017 8:00 am - 3 December , 2017 5:00 pm UTC+7

The 143 on 143; 20 Days Advocacy started last November 14 up to December 3, 2017 under HIV and Substance Abuse Prevention (HASAP) Project through support of IFRC. The four implementing chapters (Manila, Pasay, Quezon City and Rizal Chapter) initiate the implementation of the 143 on 143; 20 Days Advocacy in their area of concentration (Selected Site). The Chapters conducted a series of activities in community and school in by disseminating information focusing on HIV and Substance Abuse. Drug Abuse Prevention…

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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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PASSA Youth Training of Trainers (ToT) | 6 – 10 November 2017 | Manila, Philippines

6 November , 2017 8:00 am - 10 November , 2017 5:00 pm UTC+7

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity (HfH), is empowering young people as change agents in the 21st century to build resilient communities through a Participatory Approach for Safe Shelter and Settlements Awareness (PASSA) that aims to develop local capacity to reduce shelter-and settlements-related risk. The IFRC seeks to capitalize on the power of youth collectives and support them to develop skills in joint analysis, learning, and decision-making that will…

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October 2017

Training on emergency WASH response and preparedness for Red Cross volunteers | 25-26 Oct 2017 | Champasak Province, Lao PDR

25 October , 2017 8:00 am - 26 October , 2017 5:00 pm UTC+7

(Photo caption: Handover of AP 700 CL Manpack water treatment equipment to Champasak provincial Red Cross branch, photo by Lao Red Cross) Muang Pakse District in Champasak Province is located in the southern part of Lao PDR which is disaster-prone, with 112,000 people living in the area. The district is bordered by Salavan Province to the north, Sekong Province to the northeast, Attapeu Province to the east, Cambodia to the south, and Thailand to the west. This water, sanitation and hygiene promotion in emergencies (E-WASH) training for Red Cross…

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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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AHA Centre Executive (ACE) Programme 2017 Red Cross Red Crescent Induction | 09-13 October 2017 | Semarang, Indonesia

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

The AHA Centre Executive (ACE) Programme aims to provide capacity building for professionals from National Disaster Management Offices (NDMOs) of ASEAN Member States who wish to pursue a career in disaster management. It offers select group of NMDO staff the opportunity to further develop their professional knowledge, skills and experience in regional cooperation on disaster management by exposing them to various settings in which they work with and learn from key partners including the United Nations and other international organizations…

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Vietnam Red Cross Post-OCAC Prioritization Workshop | 4-5 October 2017 | Hanoi, Vietnam

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

A strong National Society is the one that is able to deliver country-wide, through a network of volunteer-based units, a relevant service to vulnerable people sustained for as long as needed. To understand their own strengths, weaknesses, and potential within its own context, the National Societies conduct Organizational Capacity Assessment and Certification (OCAC). Organizational Capacity Assessment and Certification (OCAC) enables National Societies to assess their own capacity and performance so as to determine the best approaches for their self- development, and…

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September 2017

7 Moves to Gender and Diversity Training | 26-28 September 2017 | Yangon, Myanmar

26 September , 2017 - 28 September , 2017

Twenty four participants in total (nine men and 15 women) participated in the training. The participants came from Myanmar Red Cross (MRCS) First Aid and Safety Services, Human Resources, Health, Organisational Development, Restoring Family Links, and Disaster Management departments respectively. Logistics Officer from MRCS UNHCR funded project participated as well. UNHCR Gender Based Violence Officer took part as an observer. Background and rationale National Societies and IFRC have been working to ensure gender and diversity is mainstreamed and fully integrated within their…

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14th Annual South-East Asia Red Cross Red Crescent Leadership Meeting 2017 | 21-22 September 2017 | Hanoi, Vietnam

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

  The 14th Annual Southeast Asia Red Cross Red Crescent Leadership Meeting will be hosted in Hanoi, Viet Nam, from 21 to 22 September 2016, under the hospitality of Viet Nam Red Cross Society. The leadership meeting is an important opportunity for presidents, secretaries, general and senior management in the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to evaluate challenges, successes and future direction, as a way of further strengthening the world’s largest humanitarian network. For more information and documents,…

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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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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion in Emergencies (E-WASH) Training | 20-22 and 25-26 Sep 2017 | Oudomxay Province, Laos

20 September , 2017 8:00 am - 26 September , 2017 5:00 pm UTC+7

Oudomxay Province is located in the northern part and borders with China, with the population of 307,600 populations. In August 2016, the torrential heavy rain has triggered flood and flash flood in this area and affected at least 5,000 people. The flood has submerged several villages in Muang Xay, Pak Bang, Muang La, and Muang Houn Districts. A Training of trainers (TOT) on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Promotion in Emergencies (E-WASH) was organized in Oudomxay Province on 20-22 Sep 2017…

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Grab taxi drivers training on basic first aid | 19 September 2017 | Bangkok, Thailand

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

This was the seventh Grab taxi drivers training on 6 hours standard basic first aid in Thailand conducted on 19 September 2017 in The Palazzo Hotel, Ratchadapisek Road, Huay Kwang, Bangkok. The training was held with the technical support from the First Aid Training Center, Thai Red Cross Headquarter. A total of 18 Grab taxi drivers participated in the basic first aid training.  There were 6 key topics focusing on both technical and practical sessions related to standard basic first…

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Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming in Vulnerability and Community-based Capacity Assessment (VCA) Guidance of the Vietnam Red Cross

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

The Vietnam Red Cross (VNRC) held the workshop “Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming in Vulnerability and Community-based Capacity Assessment (VCA) Guidance of the Vietnam Red Cross” on 19 September 2017, with the technical and financial support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the French Red Cross (FRC), the American Red Cross and the French Development Agency (AFD). This activity was a part of the “Gender-sensitive community-based disaster risk management project in ethnic minority areas of North-West…

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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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IFRC Reports to ACDM Working Group Meeting | 6-7 September 2017 | Bangkok, Thailand

6 September , 2017 - 7 September , 2017

In September 2017, IFRC provided updates on its contribution to the AADMER Work Programme 2016-2020 through two presentations as below: Technical working group on prevention and mitigation on 7 September 2017 Technical working group on preparedness and response on 6 September 2017

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5th Southeast Asia Youth Network (SEAYN) annual meeting and Youth Empowerment in Community Programme | 4-8 September 2017 | Manila, Philippines

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

The 5th Southeast Asia Youth Network (SEAYN) annual meeting will be held together with the Youth Empowerment in Community programme on 4 to 8 September 2017 in the Philippines, hosted by the Philippine Red Cross. The Youth Empowerment in Community programme will be held on 4 to 6 September, followed by SEAYN annual meeting will be held on 7 to 8 September.   Expected outcomes of these two events will be: To engage youths into the community actions with different…

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August 2017

Grab taxi drivers training on basic First Aid | Phuket | 31 August 2017

31 August , 2017 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+7

Phuket as one of the most popular tourist spots in Thailand, saw the Grab taxi drivers training on basic first aid in Thailand conducted on 31 August 2017 in Phuket Province with the technical support from the facilitation team of Phang Nga Red Cross Station No. 14, Thai Red Cross, Phang Nga Province. Grab taxi drivers (male 11, female 3) participating in the first aid training.  There were 6 key topics focusing on both technical and practical sessions related to…

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Demystifying the Global Agenda Frameworks into Practice | 29-30 August 2017 | Bangkok, Thailand

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

Demystifying the Global Agenda Frameworks into Practice Significant progress has been made in disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, humanitarian response, and in development under the global frameworks that guide them. However, due to their respective mandates, government agencies have been working in silos towards reducing disaster and climate risks. The evolution of the global frameworks and creation of new ones calls for a universal and more comprehensive approach, which focuses on sustainability and resiliency. These global frameworks are considered…

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Final Evaluation Meeting of Capacity Development for Thai Red Cross Volunteers – Training of Trainers (TOT) for Elderly Self Care and for Elderly Care in 12 Provinces | Cha-Am, Thailand | 23-24 August 2017

23 August , 2017 8:00 am - 24 August , 2017 5:00 pm UTC+7

Thai Red Cross prepares for the care and the support for elderly people in communities. The number of elderly people is growing: Thailand is currently ranked the third most rapidly ageing population in the world.  In 2015, over 10 percent of the Thai population, or more than 7-8 million people, were 65 years old or older. By 2040, a projected 17 million Thais above 65 years of age will account for more than a quarter of the population. Thai Red Cross…

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Cross-Border Contingency Planning: Enhancing Cooperation between Red Cross National Societies of Thailand and Lao PDR | 15-17 August 2017 | Nongkhai, Thailand

15 August , 2017 - 17 August , 2017

  Neighbours across the Mekong river, both Lao PDR and Thailand frequently experience floods, storms, droughts, heatwaves and other meteorological events that can have a devastating impact on the most vulnerable populations and their livelihoods. To better respond to future disasters, almost hundred participants from the Red Cross National Societies of Laos and Thailand as well as the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation and Department of Health from both sides of the river came together to discuss about common…

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July 2017

Southeast Asia Gender and Diversity Network Meeting and Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV) Training | 31 July – 4 August 2017 | Manila, Philippines

31 July , 2017 8:00 am - 4 August , 2017 5:00 pm UTC+7

Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is a life-threatening, global health and human rights issue. In December 2015, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement adopted the joint Resolution on Sexual and Gender Based Violence: Joint Action on Prevention and Response. The Resolution outlines specific responsibilities for States, National Societies, IFRC and the ICRC in prevention and response to SGBV. One of the key elements of the resolution is to strengthen the capacity of Red Cross and Red Crescent staff and…

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Lao Red Cross Youth in School Safety Facilitators Training | 25-28 July 2017 | Vientiane, Lao PDR

25 July , 2017 8:00 am - 28 July , 2017 5:00 pm UTC+7

  With the collaboration of Thai Red Cross Society Youth Bureau and IFRC Bangkok CCST, the first ever Youth in School Safety Facilitators Training was held in July 25-28 in Vientiane, Lao PDR to support the Lao Red Cross Youth in School Safety programme, under the Building Urban Resilience in Southeast Asia project. A total of 20 participants attended the training. They had a two-day practice and conducted one-day programme in five schools targeted within Building Urban Resilience in Southeast project.…

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Migration Lessons Learnt Workshop for Mindanao Returnees operation | 19-20 July 2017 | Manila, Philippines

19 July , 2017 8:00 am - 20 July , 2017 5:00 pm UTC+7

The Philippine Red Cross organized Migration Lessons Learnt Workshop for Mindanao Returnees operation from 19-20 July 2017 in Manila, the Philippines with the support of IFRC. It was attended by 31 participants (15 females, 16 males), consisting of Philippine Red Cross National Headquarters and chapter staff and volunteers, Partner National Societies and the IFRC. Background Since 15 February 2017, there has been a rapid increase in the number of Filipino returnees from the state of Sabah in Malaysia arriving in Zamboanga City,…

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Gender and Diversity Organizational Assessment Workshop | 17-18 July 2017 | Manila, Philippines

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

Gender and Diversity Organizational Assessment Workshop conducted by Philippine Red Cross Following its mandate of reaching and providing humanitarian service to the most vulnerable, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), with the support of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Australian Red Cross, held a Gender and Diversity (GAD) Organizational Assessment Workshop on 17-18 July 2017 at the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Multipurpose Hall. The two-day activity seeks to come-up with valuable strategies to…

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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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Audio-visual storytelling workshop | 10-13 July 2017 | Metro Manila, the Philippines

10 July , 2017 8:00 am - 13 July , 2017 5:00 pm UTC+7

Between 10 and 13 July in Metro Manila, staff and volunteers from different departments and chapters of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) joined a participatory video workshop facilitated by IFRC’s audio-visual experts. This workshop aimed at enhancing the audio-visual storytelling skills and capacities of the participants, allowing them to better advocate on behalf of the communities the Red Cross supports. Over the course of four intensive days, participants familiarised themselves with theories and practices of audio-visual storytelling and participatory video…

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Healthy Ageing Training for Cambodian Red Cross Volunteers | 4-12 July 2017 | various provinces in Cambodia

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

A two-day training in Healthy Ageing for Cambodian Red Cross volunteers was held by Cambodian Red Cross, IFRC and Pfizer Inc., respectively in : Prey Veng Province, 4-5 July 2017 Svay Rieng Province, 6-7 July 2017 Kampot Province, 11-12 July 2017 The main objective of this training course is to provide knowledge and skills for Cambodian Red Cross volunteers so that they are able to provided education to target community on healthy ageing.   Achievements of the training sessions: Healthy Ageing…

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Asia Pacific Youth Network (APYN) Meeting | 3-6 July 2017 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3 July , 2017 8:00 am - 6 July , 2017 5:00 pm UTC+7

The APYN Meeting was held in IFRC AP office from July 3-6 aiming to review the APYN Plan of Action for 2015-2016 and to develop the Plan of Action for 2017-2018, taking into account the existing policy, strategy, and commitments such as Youth Policy (2011), Youth Engagement Strategy (2013), Beijing Call for Innovation and Beijing Youth Commitment (the regional declarations adopted during the 9th Asia Pacific Regional Conference in 2014) with the attendance of youth members from sub regional network.…

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June 2017

Fifth Youth Camp organized by Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste | 30 June – 2 July 2017 | Baucau, Timor-Leste

30 June , 2017 8:00 am - 2 July , 2017 5:00 pm UTC+7

Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste (CVTL or Timor-Leste Red Cross) held the fifth Youth Camp event to ignite the spirit of volunteerism among young volunteers from 30 June to 2 July in Baucau, Timor-Leste. Around 44 young volunteers (aged 12 to 25 years old) participated in this gathering to share experiences, learn new skills and build future youth programming. The involvement of young volunteers at Timor-Leste Red Cross is crucial to ensure that the services run at the community level. To…

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Pre-Disaster Season Meeting 2017 | 28 June 2017 | Hanoi, Vietnam

28 June , 2017 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+7

Pre-Disaster Season Meeting 2017 - Vietnam Red Cross Society 27 June 2017   On 28 June 2017, the Viet Nam Red Cross Society headquarters organized the Pre-disaster Season Meeting 2017. The event was attended by representatives from the Viet Nam Red Cross departments, disaster-prone chapters, Central Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention and Control, National Meteorological and Hydrological Forecast Center, the Disaster Management Center, Red Cross and Red Crescent Movements and international organizations including the United Nations Office for the Coordination…

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Celebration of the World Blood Donor Day | Bangkok | 14 June 2017

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

The National Blood Centre of Thai Red Cross organized the World Blood Donor Day on 11 June 2017 with the theme and campaign of “What can you do? Give Blood, Give now, Give often”. Globally, the IFRC plays a significant role in advocating and promoting regular voluntary non-remunerated blood donation (VNRBD) and Youth clubs which are also known as the International Club 25. Every year on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. The event, established in 2004, serves to raise…

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Training of Trainers of Healthy Ageing | 13-15 June 2017 | Phnom Penh, Cambodia

13 June , 2017 8:00 am - 15 June , 2017 5:00 pm UTC+7

The first roll out of Healthy Ageing Programme in ASEAN: Cambodian Red Cross prepares for an ageing society and promotes Community Based Healthy Ageing in 25 provinces and pilot projects in three provinces, supported by IFRC in partnership with Pfizer Inc. in 2017. There are 34 participants (Male 14, Female 20) from 25 provincial red cross branches and two Thai Red Cross representatives participating in this training course. The peer-to-peer facilitation team consists of two specialists from Bulgarian & Mongolian…

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2nd National Disaster Response Team (NDRT) training | 12-16 June 2017 | Bangkok, Thailand

12 June , 2017 - 16 June , 2017

In the past 2 years, the Thai Red Cross Society (TRC) has been conducting the National Disaster Response Team (NDRT), and the participants were from Red Cross Chapters, Red Cross health stations and relevant networks. A total of 149 TRC’s staffs from different regions of Thailand have been trained and are ready to be deployed for disaster responses. With the NDRT training, TRC would expand the knowledge of disaster response to new-comer staff, in order to deploy them for disaster reliefs…

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IFRC Asia Pacific Regional Meeting: Health and Care for Migrants and Displaced Persons: Strengthening Humanitarian Action | 6-7 June 2017 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

6 June , 2017 8:00 am - 7 June , 2017 5:00 pm UTC+7

Building on last year’s Mobilising the Movement: Humanitarian Responses to Migration, this year’s regional migration event focused on Health and Care for Migrants, and was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 6-7 June 2017. The event aimed to highlight the work of National Societies (NS) in this area, including providing basic and emergency health care, referral pathways, first aid, and psychosocial support. The Regional Meeting brought together 71 participants, from 26 National Societies, including 18 National Societies from the Asia…

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GRAB Taxi First Aid Training | 6 June 2017 | Chiangmai

6 June , 2017 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+7

This was the fifth Garb taxi drivers training on basic first aid in Thailand conducted on 6 June 2017 in Chiangmai Province. There were 25 Grab taxi drivers (male 20, female 5) participating in the first aid training. There were 6 key topics focusing on both theory and practical sessions related to basic standard first aid for the wounds, choking, stroke, heart diseases, CPR-cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and referral and transportation to hospitals which were facilitated by four first aid instructors/ specialists…

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Lao Red Cross Youth Empowerment in Social Inclusion Programme | 24-26 May 2017 | Lao PDR

6 June , 2017 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+7

The programme started with the preparation of Youth as Agents of Behavioral Change (YABC) peer educators as facilitators. Those facilitators held a small forum with 20 core group of youth using the Youth Empowerment in Community (YEC) guide. Those core-group youth prepared two theatre dramas addressing the issue of violence in communities and children in the Vientiane-Ho Chi Minh Friendship High School's school hall for 150 school youth and teachers. Active listening skill first! This was the answer from the…

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May 2017

First Aid Training for Grab Taxi Drivers | May 2017 | Bangkok, Thailand

30 May , 2017

There were two basic First Aid training courses conducted for 32 Grab taxi drivers in Chiang Mai and in Bangkok in May 2017. In Chiang Mai Province, there were 18 Grab car drivers participating in the first aid training organized on 16 May 2017 (male 16 , female 2). Meanwhile, in Bangkok, there were 14 Grab taxies, Grab cars , and Grab bikes attending the said basic first aid training on 30 May 2017 (male 13, female 1). There were…

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Communicating with Disaster-Affected Communities (CDAC) Forum | 22-23 May 2017 | Bangkok, Thailand

22 May , 2017 - 23 May , 2017

The Communicating with Disaster-Affected Communities (CDAC) global forum on ‘The authenticity challenge to the Participation Revolution’ was held on 22-23 May 2017, back-to-back with the Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) training (taking place 18-21 May). The CDAC Network is a growing platform of more than 30 humanitarian, media development, social innovation, technology, and telecommunication organisations, dedicated to saving lives and making aid more effective through communication, information exchange and community engagement. The forum allowed IFRC and National Societies to be…

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Gender and Diversity approaches to Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (VCA) field school | 21-26 May 2017 | Ayutthaya, Thailand

21 May , 2017 - 26 May , 2017

  A six-day Field School on Gender and Diversity in Vulnerability and Capacity Assessments was co-organized by the IFRC Bangkok Country Cluster Support team and Thai Red Cross Society between 21-26th May. This Field School is part of a wider, global effort to ensure the integration of gender and diversity in Vulnerability and Capacity Assessments (VCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction process for National Societies. The training was held in Ayutthaya and Sing Buri province in Thailand and was attended by…

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Community Engagement and Accountability training | 18-21 May | Bangkok

18 May , 2017 8:00 am - 21 May , 2017 5:00 pm UTC+7

First Community Engagement and Accountability training organized in Asia Pacific   Between 18 and 21 May 2017, the IFRC and ICRC jointly organized the first Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) training in Asia Pacific for National Society, partner National Societies IFRC and ICRC staff in the region. This was the first training to utilize the pilot CEA guide which was finalized in February 2017, CEA toolkit and training package. Over the course of the four intensive days, participants familiarized themselves with…

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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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Steering Committee Meeting for the Regional Resilience Initiative (RRI) | 17 May 2017 | Jakarta, Indonesia

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

The annual Steering Committee Meeting for the Regional Resilience Initiative (RRI) was held in Jakarta on 17 May 2017. The objective of the meeting was to review the second year of implementation of the initiative and to discuss among partners the proposed Work Plan for the fourth year of the project. | See agenda and participant list | Minutes of the meeting           Below are presentations delivered during the meeting: Overview of project achievements from annual work plan year…

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IFRC as panelist in Asia-Pacific Youth, Peace and Security Consultation Forum

16 May , 2017 - 19 May , 2017

Over 20 partners ranging from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs), UN Agencies and donor governments came to learn more and interact with the 2250 agenda through the youth’s perspectives.

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Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV) research – Initial training for the field research | 9-14 May 2017 | Lao PDR

9 May , 2017 - 14 May , 2017

The initial trainings for the field research on sexual and gender-based violence took place on from 9-14 May 2017 in Lao PDR. As part of this research project, all data collection teams have to be trained for six days. The trainings include sensitization on sexual and gender-based violence issues, introduction to the questionnaire and focus-group discussions (FGDs) and multiple practice sessions to ensure that the research is carried out in an ethical, safe and confidential manner.

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Myanmar Celebrates World Red Cross Day Ceremony as Union Level | 8 May 2017 | Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

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

  World Red Cross Day ceremony was celebrated at Myanmar International Convention Center II, Naypyitaw and the Patron of Myanmar Red Cross Society, Union President U Htin Kyaw addressed the audience in the ceremony. The Union President of Myanmar, H.E U Htin Kyaw, Union Ministers and Vice Ministers of respective Ministries, Chairman of Nay Pyi Taw Council and representatives, Honorary President Professor Dr. Tha Hla Shwe, President Professor Dr. Daw Mya Thu, executive committee members, Central Council members, Chairmen of…

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Viet Nam Red Cross Society celebrates World Red Cross Red Crescent Day

7 May , 2017

On 7 May 2017, the Viet Nam Red Cross Society organized celebration and blood donation day on the occasion of World Red Cross Red Crescent Day.

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April 2017

17th South-East Asia Youth Network Online Meeting | 27 April 2017

27 April , 2017

17th Southeast Asia Youth Network (SEAYN) online meeting was held on 27 April 2017 with attendance of 10 participants from 8 National Societies (NS). The agenda was as follows (See online meeting agenda for details): 1) Cooperation with Plan International; Youth Digital System was presented by Plan international 2) Asia-Pacific Youth Network (APYN) Work Plan 2017-2018 3) 5th SEAYN Annual Meeting outline 4) Community Safety and Resilience Forum (CSRF) outcome 5) NS updates on Youth in School Safety (YSS) implementation, and School…

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Community-based disaster risk reduction training | 27 April 2017 | Angthong, Thailand

27 April , 2017

Under USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), the community-based disaster risk reduction (CBDRR) is one component (as a sub-project) which is implemented by Thai Red Cross Society (TRCS). The CBDRR project is to strengthen capacity of community members to be ready in responding to disasters. In addition, the CBDRR process will cover the disaster circle from preparedness, response and recovery. TRCS conducted the training for community leaders from 4 communities in Angthong province on 27 April 2017. There were…

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Emergency Response and Assessment Team (ERAT) training | 24 April-1 May 2017 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

24 April , 2017 - 1 May , 2017

The Emergency Response and Assessment Team (ERAT) training was organized by ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA) Centre and 2 seats were secured for National Societies. IFRC was also requested to support on the organization of the simulation exercise as part of the training. Technical meetings with IFRC regional office in Kuala Lumpur were also organized, taking the opportunity of the presence of key AHA Centre colleagues. The main objective of the 7th ASEAN-ERAT Induction Course was…

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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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South-East Asia Regional Community Safety and Resilience Forum | 18-20 April 2017 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

18 April , 2017 - 20 April , 2017

The main purpose of such forum is to enhance regional coordination, communication and cooperation between South-East Asia Red Cross and Red Crescent members. It is also tasked to translate the results of the strategic policy and decisions from the NS Leaders into operational actions to promote the establishment of safer and resilient communities.

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Psychosocial Support in Community training for Shan Migrants in Chiang Mai | 3-5 April 2017 | Chiang Mai, Thailand

3 April , 2017 - 5 April , 2017

In April 2017, The Life Skills Development Foundation (TLSDF), in tandem with the Thai Red Cross Society, with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC), at Thai Red Cross Health Station No.3 Chiang Mai, organized the training on Psychosocial Support (PSS) in Community for Shan migrants, to help build their capacity to help their own communities when people are in need of psychosocial support. Among the various migrant communities that live in Thailand,…

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March 2017

2nd Training on Basic First Aid for GRAB taxi drivers in Thailand | 30 March 2017 | Bangkok, Thailand

30 March , 2017

Twenty three GRAB taxi, GRAB cars and GRAB bikes drivers actively participated in first aid training which included basic first aid theory and practical sessions provided by the Thai Red Cross Training Center for First Aid and Health Care. This second training included first aid, CPR - cardiopulmonary resuscitation, choking, fractures and dislocations, legs injuries, preparing and referring to hospitals. Three senior first aid instructors were facilitating according to the standard first aid training course of IFRC. Based on the results…

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Annual Blood Donation Campaign 2017: “Good Health begins with donating blood every 3 month” | 27-28 March 2017 | Khon Kaen, Thailand

27 March , 2017 - 28 March , 2017

This blood donation campaign, organized by The National Blood Donation Centre in accordance with the National Blood Donation Plan 2017 of Thai Red Cross Society. This event was held in Khon Kaen province of Thailand on 27-28 March 2017 to demonstrate the capacity of the Mobile Blood Donation Unit/Service with medical equipment/installations, the processes of operating Mobile Blood Donation Unit and Medical equipment maintenance of Mobile Blood Donation Unit/Service. There was also visiting of the Fix station (the extended blood…

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National Disaster Response Team (NDRT) training with a focus on gender and diversity | 27-31 March 2017 | Lao PDR

27 March , 2017 - 31 March , 2017

NDRT is a key response tools of National Societies (NSs) and the training was an opportunity to focus in particular at the assessment templates and assess which tools to extend to take into consideration gender and diversity. The agenda consisted of the topics such as needs assessment with gender and diversity analysis, logistics and relief management as well as lessons learned from Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) operation in 2016. There also were the session on applying the theory and lessons…

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Radio Training | 20-23 March 2017 | Lao PDR

22 March , 2017 - 24 March , 2017

  The radio training was held in Thalad, Lao PDR on 20-23 March 2017 by Lao Red Cross' Communications and Fundraising Department (CFD) with support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). This training was a follow-up from IFRC's review and recommendations to strengthen the radio programme in August 2016. The CFD had identified the need to build the capacity in radio programming at the headquarters level through a radio training for CFD and technical…

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Lao Red Cross Youth Empowerment Programme in Social Inclusion | 22-24 March 2017 | Lao PDR

22 March , 2017 - 24 March , 2017

Youth as Agents of Behavioural Change (YABC) Youths in Lao Red Cross Society successfully implemented the youth empowerment programme on the theme of social inclusion at the National University of Lao with the attendance of 200 students. This activity inspired 200 youths to change their mindset and attitude about the discrimination, exclusion and stereotyped opinions against their marginalised friends. It became more significant to Lao Youth since this was the first time of the youth-designed activity and it was totally…

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Training on Participatory Development of Multi-Disaster Risk Map using QGIS | 21-23 March 2017 | Viet Nam

21 March , 2017 - 25 March , 2017

This training is one of the key activities at the regional level under the Building Urban Resilience in South East Asia project supported by the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO). The project supports Red Cross Movement partners in Cambodia, Laos, Viet Nam and Philippines to increase the capacity of local government authorities and Red Cross for disaster preparedness and response through working together to improve community-based disaster risk reduction tools. Thus, as part of the project an innovative and…

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Workshop on Communication Strategy for Blood Donation of Lao National Blood Transfusion Centre | 13-17 March 2017 | Lao PDR

13 March , 2017 - 17 March , 2017

According to the commitment between Thai Red Cross Society and Lao Red Cross summarized from the bilateral coordinating meeting in Nong Khai Province in 2015, Thai Red Cross agreed in principle to  help improving the capacities of Lao National Blood Transfusion Centre (NBTC) in increasing number of new blood donors to achieve the target set for the year 2020. Every year, 60,000 blood units are needed in Lao PDR but only 40,000 blood units are collected from voluntary blood donors.…

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National Disaster Response Team (NDRT) training for Thai Red Cross Society | 15-17 March 2017 | Bangkok, Thailand

13 March , 2017 - 17 March , 2017

This five-day training targeted the National Disaster Response Team (NDRT) which includes Thai Red Cross health station, Relief Division and the relevant networks. It aimed to help expand the knowledge of disaster response to new-comer staff to deploy them for disaster relief and response both at national and regional level. The communication session focused on IFRC's communications section's roles and responsibilities during the disaster and how we use CEA in our programmes.

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Regional Consultations for Rights of Migrants in Action | 1-2 March 2017 | Bangkok, Thailand

1 March , 2017 - 2 March , 2017
Novotel Sukhumvit Bangkok, Thailand

  Objective of Regional Consultations The purpose each Regional Consultation is to facilitate networking opportunities, strengthen collaboration and exchange between implementing partners, harness the collective experiences of partner civil society organizations (CSOs) and develop a set of recommendations linked to the implementation and objectives of the Rights of Migrants in Action project. More in details, programme managers from partner CSOs and National Society’s Focal Points will have the possibility to strengthen synergies, share and analyse key achievements and challenges, exchange good…

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February 2017

E-WASH Training Sessions | 27 February-3 March 2017 | Lao PDR

27 February , 2017 - 3 March , 2017

First training is Training of Trainers on Emergency Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (e-WASH) response and preparedness for Red Cross WASH focal staff Second training is Training on Emergency WASH response and preparedness for Red Cross Volunteers These two training sessions were the first start/first phase of Emergency WASH activities conducted by the Health Promotion Department of Lao Red Cross Society. The two trainings focused on key practical sessions. Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Promotion were highlighted to all participants. The results of the…

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Flood Resilience Innovation Conference | 23-24 February 2017 | Jakarta, Indonesia

23 February , 2017 - 24 February , 2017
Jakarta, Indonesia

The two-day conference is organized by the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) and IFRC in Jakarta to showcase and pitch innovative ideas related to flood resilience. The project supported selected National Society representatives to attend as a peer-to-peer learning experience. See also: A web story: Innovators take to the stage with ideas for building community resilience towards flooding and other disasters Flood Resilience Innovation Conference (FRIC) Indonesia website Concept note of the event

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National Workshop on KAP Survey Result Sharing | 21 Feb 2017 | Vientiane, Lao PDR

21 February , 2017

This Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) Baseline Survey Result Sharing workshop had an opening remark by Dr. Kaviphone, Head of Disaster Management Department of Lao Red Cross, followed by the explanation of the workshop's objectives by IFRC Building Urban Resilience Project Manager. Then there was a session of sharing experiences of Child-led data collection process on KAP Survey by LRC and children representatives, followed by the presentation on the results of KAP baseline survey in Vientiane. After that that was a…

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2nd ASEAN Safe School Conference | 14-15 February 2017 | Bangkok

14 February , 2017 - 15 February , 2017

On 14 and 15 February 2017, key government officials from the Ministries of Education and National Disaster Management Offices of the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States and other active stakeholders came together at the 2nd ASEAN Regional Conference on School Safety in Bangkok. The Conference was co-organized by ASEAN, ASEAN Safe Schools Initiative (ASSI) Consortium and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Key government officials from ASEAN Member States made statement…

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Peer-to-Peer Exchange Visit of Lao Red Cross to Nepal Red Cross Society on Radio Programming and Community Engagement | 13-17 February 2017 | Kathmandu, Nepal

13 February , 2017 - 17 February , 2017

Lao Red Cross, with support from IFRC, visited Nepal and met with Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS), Association of Community Radios Nepal (APORAB) and BBC Media Action on 13-17 February 2017 in Kathmandu, Nepal to do the radio peer-to-peer exchange with NRCS for the Lao Red Cross' Communications and Fundraising Department (CFD). Outcomes On day 1 they had a meeting about the overview of NRCS' CFD and community engagement and accountibility (CEA) initiatives - NRCS presented about Hotline 1130, the newspapers'…

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Consultancy to Strengthen Monitoring and Evaluation of the Regional Resilience Initiative (RRI) Workshop | 7-9 February 2017 | Bangkok, Thailand

7 February , 2017 - 9 February , 2017

A workshop to review the consultancy findings and recommendations and develop an action plan for M&E enhancement for the Regional Resilience Initiative (RRI) of IFRC Thailand.

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Emergency Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (e-WASH) Trainings | 5-12 February 2017 | Cambodia

5 February , 2017 - 12 February , 2017

Three Emergency Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) specialised trainings were conducted on  5-12 February 2017 in Prey Veng province, Cambodia with an aim to enhance the capacity of the National Society for emergency WASH response in future. There were a total of 88 participants including staff and volunteers from the National Headquater and the chapters in three provinces (Svay Rieng, Bantey Mean Chey and Prey Veng) and also three staff from the Swiss Red Cross and provincial staff such as fire brigade personnel. Two…

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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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January 2017

South East Asia Youth Network Online Meeting | 25 January 2017

25 January , 2017

The 16th South East Asia Youth Network (SEAYN) online meeting was held on 25 January 2017 with the opening of the Chair (from Philippines) and 13 members from 11 National Societies. They launched the School Safety Mapping Initiative following the outcome of the 4th SEAYN Annual Meeting held in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia in September 2016. They also presented about individual National Society youth events from January to April after SEAYN updates by the Chair and Deputy Chair. The summary of ASEAN…

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Launch of School Safety Mapping Initiative by South East Asia Youth Network | 25 January 2017 | Online

25 January , 2017

Southeast Asia Youth Network (SEAYN) launched the School Safety Mapping Exercise for Southeast Asia National Societies (NSs) on 25 January 2017 through online meeting, following the outcome of the forth SEAYN Annual Meeting held in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia in September 2016. The mapping of the school safety programmes and activities within the ASEAN region is one of the ASEAN Safe Schools Initiative (ASSI), under the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER). It was endorsed by ASEAN Member…

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Roundtable Discussion on Climate Change Adaptation with Inclusion | 24 January 2017 | Bangkok, Thailand

24 January , 2017

Plan International Asia Regional office hosted the roundtable discussion on the topic of “Climate Change Adaptation with Inclusion”. It is an informal group meeting of international organisations such as the UN and NGOs working in Bangkok. Objectives 1) To exchange updates: Each organization’ climate change adaptation, action or advocacy efforts (any updates on programmes, projects, advocacy campaigns, as well as tools and approaches to share) 2) To discuss the key gaps in reaching the most vulnerable groups 3) To Identify…

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National Orientation Workshop on KAP Baseline Survey | 14 January 2017 | Lao PDR

14 January , 2017

The workshop on National Orientation Workshop on Knowledge and Attitude Practices (KAP) Baseline Survey was held on 14 January 2017 in Vientiane for 85 students from 5 schools in Vientiane. It aimed to provide common understanding on hazards and disasters in local context and understanding on the questionnaires and simulation exercise.     The survey objective is to determine baseline data to develop project activities and also use it to be comparative with the endline survey at the end of…

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Knowledge Attitude and Practice (KAP) Workshop | 13-17 January 2017 | Lao PDR

13 January , 2017 - 17 January , 2017

The Knowledge Attitude and Practice (KAP) Orientation Workshop was conducted in Vientiane, Lao PDR by ECHO Project Manager - Building Urban Resilience in Southeast Asia project, together with Lao Red Cross' key people for students and teachers in five schools. This was also the opportunity to meet with the Head of Communications Unit and Disaster Management team. The main purpose of this meeting was to conduct the orientation workshop on KAP Baseline Survey for the students and to discuss among the different…

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December 2016

Epidemic Control for Volunteers (ECV) Training for Community Volunteers in the Highest Malaria and Dengue Prevalence District | 19-21 December 2016 | Lao PDR

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

Epidemic Control for Volunteers (ECV) Training for Community Volunteers was organized in Lao PDR to urgently provide health interventions and reach the local communities and vulnerable populations in the affected and high epidemic areas with effective communication and health-education strategies. The four sessions of epidemic response cycle, principle of epidemiology, community tools, action tools, and disease tools with ECV manual in Lao language were employed.

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Youth Empowerment Programme | 17-19 December 2016 | Ho Chi Min City Chapter, Viet Nam RC

17 December , 2016 - 19 December , 2016

Ho Chi Minh chapter, Viet Nam Red Cross, inspired by Da Nang chapter, has initiated Youth Empowerment programme from 17-19 December. Their main theme of the activity was gender equality in community. Youth and Volunteering Officer from IFRC supported this activity by coaching and guiding 20 students (12 females, 8 males) from Quang Trung College. Those 20 youths made awareness raising activity by the creation of a drama targeting 100 community people including college students. Key Outcomes of the Activity…

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Singapore Red Cross Youth Red Wave Rising – Pledge to Build Community Resilience | 17 December 2016 | Singapore

17 December , 2016

On 17 December 2016, to commemorate its 65th anniversary, the Singapore Red Cross Youth pledged to boost community resilience in Singapore by championing blood donation, helping the disadvantaged, and educating their community on emergency and disaster preparedness, through a series of activities over the next year.

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Community-Based Health and First Aid (CBHFA): Mosquito Borne Diseases and Vector Control and Epidemic Control for Volunteers | 14-16 December 2016 | Lao PDR

14 December , 2016 - 16 December , 2016

This is the first roll out of CBHFA Mosquito-Borne Diseases and Vector Control and Epidemic Control for Volunteers in Lao PDR to provide and increase the capacity building of Red Cross health personnel working in four provinces located in the deep south of Lao PDR i.e. Sekong, Saravane, Attapeu and Champasak provinces. These four provinces are the risk-prone areas of dengue and malaria epidemics.

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Dissemination Workshop and Training on Gender & Diversity | 13-15 December 2016 | Cambodia

13 December , 2016 8:00 am - 15 December , 2016 5:00 pm UTC+7

With technical and funding supports from IFRC, the Cambodian Red Cross organizes 3-day Dissemination Workshop and Training on Gender and Diversity to all 25 Red Cross Branch Directors, staff and programme managers in total of 47 persons on 13-15 December 2016 in Cambodia.

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Youth as Agents of Behavioural Change (YABC) Peer Educators Training | 12-16 December 2016 | Lao PDR

12 December , 2016 - 16 December , 2016

The Youth as Agents of Behavioural Change (YABC) Peer Educators training in Laos was held by facilitation of Youth and Volunteering Officer from IFRC together with two Thai Red Cross facilitators (one staff and one volunteer) on 12-16 December 2016 targeting 20 participants from the Ministry of Education, Red Cross HQ (DM, Health and Youth), Red Cross Youth Clubs from the high school and university, Youth Union and one staff from Thai Red Cross Youth Bureau. The training was supported…

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Mosquito-Borne Diseases Workshop for Red Cross Health Workers | 6-8 December 2016 | Viet Nam

6 December , 2016 - 8 December , 2016

On 6 to 8 December 2016, the Vietnam Red Cross Society, in collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies organized a mosquito-borne diseases workshop for Red Cross health workers from four National Societies of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. The workshop, which was supported by the Finnish and New Zealand Red Cross Societies, focused on improving the participants’ knowledge around vector-borne diseases and exploring solutions to issues faced by the health workers in their respective communities. The workshop was also an opportunity to pilot the Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya Prevention Toolkit recently developed by the IFRC.

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Youth in School Safety Facilitators Training | 5-8 December 2016 | Myanmar Red Cross

5 December , 2016 - 8 December , 2016

In order to add value to the School Based Disaster Risk Reduction project in Myanmar funded by HongKong RC, IFRC CCST Bangkok would like to propose a MRC Youth in School Safety Facilitators training for a purpose of integration between DM and OD/Youth as the Youth empowerment initiative.

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International Volunteer Day Community on the Go by Singapore Red Cross | 4 December 2016 | Singapore

4 December , 2016

On 4 December, Singapore Red Cross (SRC) commemorated International Volunteer Day (IVD) by creating awareness and re-acquainting volunteers and members with the local humanitarian services of the Singapore Red Cross. Volunteers learnt about SRC’s FoodAid, TransportAid, ElderAid and Red Cross Home for the Disabled.

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World AIDS Day by Thai Red Cross Society | 1 December 2016 | Thailand

1 December , 2016

For World AIDS Day 2016, Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre (TRCARC) brought World AIDS Day to life in the communities by organizing special events to raise awareness of the role that individuals and communities could play in preventing the spread of HIV.

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Philippine Red Cross Joins World AIDS Day 2016 | 1 December 2016 | Philippines

1 December , 2016

In celebration of World AIDS Day, the PRC initiates activities that aims to amplify national awareness and issues surrounding on HIV/AIDS.

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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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28th Asian Red Cross and Red Crescent HIV/AIDS Network Meeting & Capacity Building Workshop | 29 November-2 December 2016 | Jakarta, Indonesia

29 November , 2016 8:00 am - 2 December , 2016 5:00 pm UTC+7

Group Photo of 28th Asian Red Cross and Red Crescent HIV/AIDS Network in Jakarta 2016. The 28th Asian Red Cross and Red Crescent HIV/AIDS Network (ART) Annual Meeting & Capacity Building Workshop was held in Jakarta, Indonesia, from 29 November  to 2 December  2016. The ART was established as part of the overall response to the recommendations enshrined in the Beijing Declaration, signed by all National Societies attending the IV Asia Pacific Conference in May 1993. ART is a regional…

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ASEAN Youth Regional Workshop for the development of Youth Development Index | 28-29 November 2016 | Jakarta, Indonesia

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

IFRC representative and the SEAYN chair (Mr. Novey Robert Dolde, Philippines Red Cross Youth Council President) were invited to attend the Regional Workshop for the Development of ASEAN Youth Development Index (YDI) from the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia from 28-29 November 2016. The main objectives of the workshop were: To present, gather and validate data by the ASEAN consultants for the first ASEAN YDI report. To review and finalize YDI framework, domains and indicators. To develop national YDI and…

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A Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement workshop on Disability Inclusion and Victim Assistance in Southeast Asia | 28-29 Nov 2016 | Bangkok, Thailand

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

The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement workshop on Disability Inclusion and Victim Assistance in Southeast Asia was held in Bangkok, Thailand, 28-29 November 2016, by the Thai Red Cross Society, ICRC, IFRC and Norwegian Red Cross. This workshop was a follow up of the earlier Movement workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam, March 2015, on enhanced implementation of the Movement Strategy on Landmines, Cluster Munition and other Explosive Remnants of War. The participants developed a plan of action which included commitments to increased action…

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Regional Workshop on Development of ASEAN Youth Development Index (YDI) | 28-29 November 2016 | Jakarta, Indonesia

28 November , 2016 - 29 November , 2016

Objectives 1. To present, gather and validate data by the ASEAN consultants for the first ASEAN YDI report 2. To review and finalise YDI framework, domains and indicators 3. To develop national YDI and ASEAN YDI report outline Rationale 1. To reflect the Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) Youth voices to the development of ASEAN YDI (by South East Asia Youth Network (SEAYN)) 2. To get the update of ASEAN Youth work in order for South East Asian National Societies…

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Cambodian Red Cross celebrates World AIDS Day 2016

25 November , 2016 - 1 December , 2016

The Cambodian Red Cross always celebrates the World AIDS Day event every year to support the effort of the government and the profound HIV and AIDS activity of its president as the National Champion of the Asia-Pacific Leadership Forum in response to HIV and AIDS in Cambodia. For 2016 World AIDS Day, the CRC celebrated the event with the theme, "Early Test and Early Treat toward stopping AIDS by 2025”.

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Second Humanitarian Week by Singapore Red Cross | November 2016 | Singapore

23 November , 2016 - 26 November , 2016

All in a week’s work for Singapore Red Cross as they host the 2nd Humanitarian Week.

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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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PMI Workshop on Gender and Diversity | 17-18 November 2016 | Bogor, Indonesia

17 November , 2016 8:00 am - 18 November , 2016 5:00 pm UTC+7

Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) Workshop on Gender and Diversity is intended to build a shared perception and strengthen capacity in the area of Gender and Diversity senstive programming. The workshop brought together X participants from PMI national headquarter and 9 provinces in the country in Bogor, Indonesia on 17-18 November 2016.

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Training on Psychosocial Support for Community Practitioners | 9-11 November 2016 | Cha Am, Thailand

9 November , 2016 8:00 am - 11 November , 2016 5:00 pm UTC+7

The Training on Psychosocial Support for Community Practitioners 2016 organized by Thai Red Cross Society and IFRC, Cha Am, Phetchaburi Province, Thailand, on 9-11 Nov 2016. There were 32 participants (Male: 12, Female: 20) actively participating in the training. The trainees had various backgrounds and levels of Psychosocial support (PSS) from 11 organizations, including Thai Red Cross, Lao Red Cross, related line ministries (Public Health, Social Development and Human Security, Interior: Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Education: Non-formal Education…

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Southeast Asia Behavior Change Training: Risks, Attitude, Norms, Abilities and Self Regulation (RANAS) Approach | 8-9 November 2016 | Cambodia

8 November , 2016 8:00 am - 9 November , 2016 5:00 pm UTC+7

Risks, Attitude, Norms, Abilities and Self Regulation (RANAS) training was conducted in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on 8-9 November 2016, by Swiss Red Cross, IFRC and Cambodian Red Cross. The 2-day workshop was participated by water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practitioners from Southeast Asian National Societies of Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Viet Nam, Philippines and IFRC. The training course module consists of an introduction into the planning, design, and evaluation of systematic behaviour change campaigns. The participants learned about how…

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Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) | 2-5 November 2016 | New Delhi, India

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

6th AMCDRR in New Delhi, India Risks and vulnerabilities go beyond national boundaries. Regional platforms provide an opportunity to address trans-boundary issues around disaster prevention and preparedness by providing leadership, by addressing disaster risks and building the resilience of communities and nations in the region. In Asia, the regional platform mainly consists of the Asian Ministerial Conferences on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) and the ISDR Asia Partnership (IAP) forum as its mechanism for consultation and technical support. Established in 2005,…

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October 2016

YABC Youth Workshop in Social Inclusion | Da Nang City, Viet Nam

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

Viet Nam Red Cross YABC youths have designed youth-led activity in Da Nang and Ho Chi Min City with the theme of the social inclusion and Da Nang Chapter has carried out its action in Oct 29-30. Da Nang youths jointly  designed activities with Youth Union members, a total of 29 university students (16 Females, 13 males, a mixture of Red Cross youths and Youth Union) and inspired them to be key agents of non-violence. The youths discussed about violent…

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Training on Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming in Emergencies | 28 October 2016 | Ha Noi

28 October , 2016 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+7
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Hanoi, October 28, 2016 – The Viet Nam Red Cross Society (VNRC), with support from the French Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), organized the Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming in Emergencies Training for all VNRC departments. The training was to provide trainees with basic definitions of, the importance of and methods to mainstream Gender and Diversity in emergencies. Photo caption: Participants working on exercises about gender and diversity mainstreaming in emergencies (Credit: French…

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YABC-National Training of Peer Educators | 25-30 October 2016 | Semarang, Indonesia

25 October , 2016 - 30 October , 2016

A national (Youth as) Agents of Behavioural Change ((Y)ABC) peer educator training (ToPE) was designed and proposed to 24 Volunteers and Staff members of the Indonesian Red Cross/Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI). The training was organized from the 25th to 30th of October in Semarang Indonesia, as a joint venture of PMI, Canadian Red Cross, IFRC Asia Pacific Regional Office in Kuala Lumpur and the IFRC Inclusion, Protection and Engagement Unit in Geneva. The ToPE aimed at building PMI staff and…

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Community Health Preparedness of Zika and Dengue | 19-21 October 2016 | Ben Tre, Viet Nam

19 October , 2016 8:00 am - 21 October , 2016 5:00 pm UTC+7

Viet Nam Red Cross (VNRC) conducted the Community Health Preparedness of Zika and Dengue on 19-21 October 2016 in Ben Tre Province. A total of 34 participants from 24 high-risk areas took part in this training. It is expected that the participants are equipped with the knowledge and skills in taking preparedness action in response to the spread of Zika virus. Under KOICA funded project, VNRC with technical support from CCST Bangkok and Vietnam Office provided an update training on…

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Regional Workshop on Public Awareness and Public Education (PAPE) | 18-20 October 2016 | Manila, Philippines

18 October , 2016 - 20 October , 2016

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, in partnership with Finish, German and Spanish Red Cross societies, brings to the project extensive experience in school safety, public awareness and public education and risk mapping, with strength in regional sharing and learning, and peer support. Public awareness and public education for disaster reduction seek to turn available human knowledge into specific local action to reduce disaster risks. It mobilizes people through clear messages, supported with detailed information. Hazard…

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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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Civil Society Organisations (CSO) Capacity Building Training | 6-7 October 2016 | Bangkok, Thailand

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

In follow-up to the findings of the capacity assessment exercise, on 6-7 October IFRC Country Cluster Support Team (CCST) Bangkok organised a capacity building training for partner-implementing Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). A two-fold objective of the training was to: Enhance quality of financial planning, monitoring and reporting of IFRC-supported projects; Promote better understanding and enhance compliance with IFRC procurement rules and procedures. Delivered by the CCST personnel, the training module included theoretical sessions and practical exercises and covered a wide…

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September 2016

13th Annual Southeast Asia Red Cross Red Crescent Leadership Meeting | 27 – 28 September 2016 | Jakarta, Indonesia

27 September , 2016 8:00 am - 28 September , 2016 5:00 pm UTC+7

The 13th Annual Southeast Asia Red Cross Red Crescent Leadership Meeting will be hosted in Jakarta, Indonesia, from 27 to 28 September 2016, under the generous hospitality of the Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia).

The leadership meeting is an important opportunity for presidents, secretaries, general and senior management in the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to evaluate challenges, successes and future direction, as a way of further strengthening the world’s largest humanitarian network.

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Southeast Asia Regional Lessons Learnt Workshop on School Safety Initiative and School-Based Disaster Risk Reduction | 15-16 September 2016 | Bangkok, Thailand

15 September , 2016 8:00 am - 16 September , 2016 5:00 pm UTC+7

IFRC Country Cluster Support Team (CCST) in collaboration with ASEAN and partners will organize the Southeast Asia Regional Lessons Learnt Workshop on School Safety Initiative and School-Based Disaster Risk Reduction in Bangkok, Thailand, on 15-16 September 2016. For more information, see the Concept note | Agenda | Practical information | Participant list | Report For any high-resolution photos, kindly contact Nutchapang.Khowinij@ifrc.org   Session 1: Global & Regional Initiative on School Safety Risk Reduction Presentation on global level school safety: Global initiative on school safety…

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August 2016

Southeast Asia Refreshers Training and Annual Network meeting | 1-5 Aug 2016 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1 August , 2016 8:00 am - 5 August , 2016 5:00 pm UTC+7

National Societies have been increasingly working to ensure gender and diversity is mainstreamed and fully integrated within their programming, plans, policies, tools, branch and volunteering development and is approached in a more systematic and strategic way. A number of significant developments have taken place in the region. National Societies have been actively engaged in the development of gender and diversity policies, organizational self-assessments, training, the development of tools based on the Minimum Standard Commitments togender and diversity in emergency programming,…

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July 2016

National Roundtable for Implementing Partners | 12 July 2016 | Bangkok

12 July , 2016
Column Hotel, 48 Sukhumvit Soi 16, Klongtoey
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Partners call for greater collaboration to tackle vulnerabilities of migrant workers On 12 July 2016 IFRC country cluster support team - Bangkok Office convened the first roundtable for partner implementing civil society organisations (CSO) under the DEVCO supported “Rights of Migrants in Action” initiative. The objectives of this roundtable meeting were to evaluate progress, agree on capacity building plan and promote cooperation between the civil society, the Red Cross and other stakeholders. The roundtable  brought together 30 representatives from four partner…

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May 2016

Red Cross Red Crescent Induction Training for Governments of ASEAN in ACE Programme | 23-27 May 2016 | Semarang, Indonesia

23 May , 2016 8:00 am - 27 May , 2016 5:00 pm UTC+7

Group photo of representatives from PMI, IFRC and AHA Centre, and participants of ACE Programme from ASEAN countries   IFRC and Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) co-facilitated a Red Cross Red Crescent Induction training for governments of ASEAN on 23 – 27 May 2016 in Indonesia, as part of the batch 3 of the AHA Centre Executive (ACE) Programme. This training is part of the 6-month AHA Centre Executive (ACE) Programme aiming at enhancing the capacities of the future Disaster Management managers of ASEAN.…

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Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction | 16-18 May 2016 | Hanoi, Viet Nam

16 May , 2016 8:00 am - 18 May , 2016 5:00 pm UTC+7

Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction on the occasion of 1 year of implementation of the Sendai Framework for Action (2015-2030) will be held in Hanoi, Viet Nam, on 16 to 18 May 2016. Background The Sendai Framework for Action (2015-2030) was adopted at the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Japan in March 2015. Under its seven global targets, the Sendai Framework outlines four Priorities for Action: (i) understanding disaster risk; (ii)…

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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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Steering Committee Meeting for Regional Resilience Initiative | 26 April 2016 | Bangkok, Thailand

26 April , 2016 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+7

The annual Steering Committee Meeting for the Regional Resilience Initiative (RRI) was held in Bangkok on 26 April 2016. The objective of the meeting was to review the second year of implementation of the initiative and to discuss among partners the proposed Work Plan for the third year of the project. | See agenda and participant list. As per the initiative agreement, the roles and responsibilities are : Project Steering Committee: The project is directed by a Project Steering Committee comprising…

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Climate Change Adaptation Training | 5-8 April 2016 | Vangvieng, Laos

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

Climate Change is underlined in Lao Red Cross (LRC) Strategic Plan 2011-2015 as a “future trend” that LRC needs to take into consideration. The Strategic Plan notes that “Climate change, in particular, not only endangers lives and undermines livelihoods, but also threatens to exacerbate the gaps between rich and poor, and amplifies the inequities between women and men. In the region, emerging and other epidemic-prone diseases pose serious public health and economic threats to Lao.” A key need identified is…

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March 2016

4th Asia-Pacific Communications Forum | 14-16 March 2016 | Seoul, Korea

14 March , 2016 8:00 am - 16 March , 2016 5:00 pm UTC+7

The 3-day Forum was hosted by the Korean Red Cross and co-organised by IFRC and ICRC in Seoul. Under the theme of ‘Communicating in the Digital Space’, the event brought together communications  colleagues from NS, IFRC and ICRC offices from across 23 countries spanning SE Asia, East Asia, South Asia and the Pacific. Colleagues from IFRC Geneva and the Global Disaster Preparedness Center also participated. The focus was on using social media for saving lives and changing minds – via plenary sessions and…

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Climate Change Training of Trainers (TOT) | 7-11 March 2016 | Yangon, Myanmar

7 March , 2016 8:00 am - 11 March , 2016 5:00 pm UTC+7

Climate Change is considered as a cross-cutting issue that should be taken into consideration while implementing community-based activities in the field of Health, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), including the various thematic areas, phases and cross-cutting themes under DRR. In line with this, the Climate Change Training of Trainers was organized in Yangon, Myanmar, from 7-11 March 2016.  See Concept Note | Agenda | Report | Content of Training (bottom of the page)   Climate change, DRR and Health   MRCS Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR)…

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