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Total Disaster Risk Management
- Good Practices 2006 Supplement -
I@In recent years, natural disasters have been affecting an increasing
numbers of people throughout theworld. The Indian Ocean Tsunami caused
an enormous tragedy the year before last, and moreover, theSouth Asia Earthquake
in Pakistan October of last year resulted in huge number of lives in the
IslamicRepublic of Pakistan, India and surrounding areas. It is important
to point out that the Asian region
accounts for nearly 90% of the worldfs affected population.
@But these crises triggered and brought about serious awareness for the necessity of regional solidarity.
The support for emergency preparedness and response has been expanded over
the entire world immediately after the disasters. Disaster mitigation and
prevention require the involvement of everybody,and it requires the organized
participation of the entire population. National and international resources
are needed to reduce the vulnerability of the population.
@Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) will not only continue to support
the development of scientific capability against disasters, but will also
pay increasing attention to the social dimensions of disaster prevention.
ADRC has collaborative status with the United Nation Office for the Coordination
of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) Kobe and International Recovery Platform
(IRP), and also works in collaboration with many stakeholders in Asia.
ADRC and these partner organizations have formulated a holistic approach
to disaster risk reduction known as Total Disaster Risk Management (TDRM).
@gTotal Disaster Risk Management: Good Practicesh is a user-friendly handbook
including the concept of TDRM and its good practices, that was published
for UN World Conference on Disaster Reduction that was held on 18-22 January
2005 in Kobe, Japan. Herein g2006 Supplement of Good Practicesh contains
good practices submitted by ADRC member countries for relevant stakeholders
to share knowledge in order to contribute to global disaster risk reduction.
@Furthermore, it would be our great pleasure to continue receiving a broad
range of good practices fromyou. I hope this publication will stimulate
the promotion of the TDRM approach and contribute to efforts to build a