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 legal frameworks for inclusive and climate smart disaster risk governance.” The Peer Review Committee members consists of academicians from institutions in Southeast Asia as well as practitioners in the field of disaster management. The seminar also aims to:
- Provide a platform for different DRM actors and academic institutions in ASEAN to share their academic and policy research among their peers;
- Increase the body of academic work on climate smart DRM laws in ASEAN to strengthen the credibility of the thematic area within the region and provide credible resources for policymakers working on DRM laws and regulations;
- Enhance the engagement of academic institutions in ASEAN on climate smart DRM law and policy; and
- Consider concrete recommendations and next steps to build on this peer learning platform.
Visit the official page of the seminar here for more information.
Disasters have devastating impacts, some of which are more obvious than others. The immediate aftermath of disasters often leave behind visible destruction, damage and human suffering. Additionally, they create major economic losses and long-term effects on a country’s sustainable development outcomes. At the same time, there can be other invisible impacts that go unnoticed and unaddressed. Existing gender and power inequalities and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) are among the somewhat ‘invisible’ risks that increase during and after disasters.
Recognizing that disasters are not gender-neutral, and disproportionately affect marginalised groups, IFRC offers recommendations on how to support gender equality, protection, and inclusion in disaster-related legislation, policies, and procedures. Click here to read the full “Protection, Gender, Inclusion and Disaster Law Snapshot 2018.”