Partnership Meeting of the Asia and Pacific Centre for Development of Disaster Information Management (APDIM)
- Mostafa Mohaghegh (email@example.com)
The Asia-Pacific region is the most disaster-prone area of the world. Floods, cyclones, earthquakes, and sand and dust storms lead to tragic loss of life, trap people in poverty over generations while economic costs are on the rise. Furthermore, as climate change effects intensify increasingly disasters know no borders.
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), through its resolution 71/11 in 2015 decided to establish the Asian and Pacific Centre for the development of disaster information management (APDIM) as a regional institution of the Commission. APDIM’s goal is to support building resilience against disasters in Asia and the Pacific by enhancing knowledge and disaster information management capacities in the region.
The objective of the event is to explore and identify potentials for expansion of regional cooperation and partnership for development of disaster information management in Asia and the Pacific. Distinguished speakers from the states and international and regional organizations will present their experiences, expertise and views to enhance disaster information management in the region.