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The IFRC Publishes a Report on ASEAN Disaster Law Mapping

On 11 January 2018, a synthesis Report was published by the IFRC Disaster Law Programme as part of a project to provide technical and research support to the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM). The Report was prepared against the background of a wider regional project to develop an online platform and other forms of peer learning to implement disaster preparedness and response within the context of the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER). Notably, the Report provides an overview of regional trends that have emerged so far in the work of gathering and analyzing relevant national laws and policies of the ten ASEAN Member States (AMS).

The analysis focuses on the extent to which the national laws and policies:

  • Establish national disaster risk management systems that meet the domestic preparedness and response objectives of AADMER; and
  • Designate roles and provide sufficient institutional responsibilities and powers for national institutions to undertake the regional coordination obligations for preparedness and response undertaken through AADMER.

The synthesis Report provides an executive summary of two documents, namely the Regional Stocktake Report (here), the Country Profiles Report (here). The Country Profile Report is envisaged as providing further analysis for the Regional Stocktake Report, and its executive summary may be accessed here. The online platform (here), which complements the said two documents, provides further tools for analysis and research.