Alan Larson Under Secretary for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs
... affected regions, maximizing needed assistance while not overwhelming local
capacity. Related to this, a clear channel of interaction with the recipient
government gives affected regions the opportunity to guide support according to
their priorities, which is essential for assistance to be delivered ...
share studies and technical documents on HIA
... 2) the HIA proposal on climate change and disaster
management in ASEAN; and
3) to have a 2nd workshop (parallel session 1&2) in 2012
that have objectives 1) to set the work plan and 2)
develop the framework for ASEAN Joint Report on HIA,
Climate Change and Disaster Management, hosted by
Disaster risk reduction
Disaster risk reduction (DRR) is a systematic approach to identifying, assessing and reducing the risks of disaster. It aims to reduce socio-economic vulnerabilities to disaster as well as dealing with the environmental and other hazards that trigger them: Heddre it has been strongly influenced by the mass of research on vulnerability that has appeared in print since the mid-1970s. It is the responsibility of development and relief agencies alike. It should be an integral part of the way such organizations do their work, not an add-on or one-off action. DRR is very wide-ranging: Its scope is much broader and deeper than conventional emergency management. There is potential for DRR initiatives in just about every sector of development and humanitarian work.The most commonly cited definition of DRR is one used by UN agencies such as UNISDR, also known as the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, and UNDP: ""The conceptual framework of elements considered with the possibilities to minimize vulnerabilities and disaster risks throughout a society, to avoid (prevention) or to limit (mitigation and preparedness) the adverse impacts of hazards, within the broad context of sustainable development.""