5th ECO international conference on disaster risk reduction
Type: Meeting or Conference
Organizer(s): Economic Cooperation Organization
Date: 01-02 Oct 2010 (tentative)
Location: Astana (Kazakhstan)
ECO is an intergovernmental regional organization established in 1985 by Iran, Pakistan, and Turkey for the purpose of promoting economic, technical, and cultural cooperation among the members. The ECO was expanded to include Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan in 1992, and have accelerated the pace of regional development through their common endeavors.
The Conference will be attended by the participants from Afghanistan, Iran, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan, as well as the related organizations. They will share their recent initiatives for the disaster risk management, especially in the areas of establishment of the national platforms and climate change adaptation, and discuss further strengthening the cooperation for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the ECO region. Further, they will propose the ECO regional strategy for promoting DRR activities through discussion.