The Indonesian government planted trees at Mertasari Beach, Denpasar, Bali, on Tuesday as a symbolic move to reduce the risk of disasters. This was part of a 10 million tree movement which was conducted simultaneously in 34 provinces.
Coal based thermal power plants belch out large volumes of fly ash. INSWAREB is showcasing its technologies in this event so that needy countries could adopt and practice them in order to prevent ash based disasters.
Three individuals – Myriam Urzúa Venegas, Rajib Shaw and Glenn Suerte Felipe Banaguas – and three organizations – the Pacific Disaster Center, Save the Children Philippines, and SEEDS – are the six laureates of the 2022 United Nations Sasakawa Award.
ASEAN and IFRC have committed to promoting and developing their engagement in disaster management with the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between ASEAN and the IFRC on the Strengthening of Community Resilience in Southeast Asia.
The Indo-Pacific region is particularly vulnerable. According to the IPCC, Asia and the Pacific Islands will experience increasingly frequent and intense disasters, with grave impacts on the socioeconomic development of the region's 4.3 billion people.
Through financial support from the European Union, the city of Dushanbe and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) conducted two self-assessment workshops focused on disaster resilience.