IFRC and ASEAN with text


Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was established in 1967 by 10 countries, namely: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam. The regional cooperative organization has three pillars: ASEAN Political-Security Community, ASEAN Economic Community and the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community. For more information on ASEAN, visit the website at http://asean.org/

ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM) – The ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community is responsible for building disaster-resilient nations and safer communities within the region under the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM) sub-committee and comprised of national-level Disaster Management Agencies. ACDM is mandated “To enhance regional cooperation in all aspects of disaster management including prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery through mutual assistance activities in order to minimize the adverse consequences of disasters on the economic and social development of Member states.”

Guiding Documents on ASEAN


Key Documents on IFRC Collaboration with ASEAN

This PPT presentation was delivered on ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM) in Vientiane, Lao PDR, on 6 April 2017.
Joint Action Plan for technical collaboration between Red Cross Red Crescent and AHA Centre)
This four-page case study describes IFRC’s works to support the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to build community resilience. It highlights the importance of ASEAN in disaster management and key component of IFRC/s work at the national and regional levels. It also discusses IFRC's support to the implementation of the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management (AADMER) Work Plan and the way forward to implement the work in the region.
The Regional Resilience Initiative (RRI) engaging with ASEAN
This brochure reports on the contribution of national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to the ASEAN School Safety Initiative (ASSI). The ASSI is a project endorsed by the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management to be one of the flagship projects of ASEAN in the areas of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. It is a multi-stakeholder initiative, which endeavours to make schools safer by applying and maintaining common standards to school buildings and facilities, conducting teacher and student trainings, school management and planning for disasters.