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31 January 2023

As announced last month, ADRC will hold the Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction 2022 (ACDR2022) in a hybrid format (in-person and online) this year, after having conducted it in an online format only for the past two years. The ACDR is held annually in Japan or another ADRC member country and aims to provide a forum for discussing challenges in promoting DRR in Asian countries among stakeholders from member countries and DRR-related organizations. ACDR2022 is scheduled to be held in Sendai, Japan with a focus on the theme: "WHAT IS NEXT? - Learning from the Past, Preparing for the Future."

An outline of the conference is as follows.

(Date and time)
10-12 March 2023
The meeting on 10 March is for member countries only. The event will be open to public starting on 11 March.

Sendai International Centre

(Draft Programme)
11 March (Saturday)
Special Session on the Centennial Commemoration of the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923
Session 1: Large-Scale Disasters and Countermeasures

12 March (Sunday)
Session 2: Broaden Our Horizons for Disaster Data Linkage in SFDRR Implementation: Application of GLIDE (GLobal IDEntifier Number)
Session 3: The Provision of Information via Satellite for Disaster and Crisis Management

Those wishing to participate in this conference in person and online can register on the ACDR2022 website: 

Any conference updates will be provided on that website and in the next issue of this newsletter. We look forward to your participation.

(2023/01/31 15:00)

27 December 2022

ADRC will host the Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction 2022 (ACDR2022) "WHAT IS NEXT? - Learning from the Past, Preparing for the Future" from 10-12 March 2023 in Sendai, Japan (meeting on 10 March is for member and advisor countries only; the main sessions starts on 11 March). The conference will be conducted in a hybrid format (in-person and online).

In addition to a special session on the Great Kanto Earthquake, the conference will include sessions on "Large-Scale Disasters and Countermeasures," "Broaden Our Horizons for Disaster Data Linkage in SFDRR Implementation: Application of GLIDE (GLobal IDEntifier Number)" and "The Provision of Information via Satellite for Disaster and Crisis Management."

Details of the conference will be made available on the ACDR2022 website in due course. Further details on this conference will be provided in the next issue.

13 December 2022 (online)

On 13 December 2022, the fourth GLIDE Steering Committee Meeting was held online from 21:00-22:30 (JST). A total of 14 participants attended the meeting from SC member organizations including ADRC, CRED, EU/JRC, IDMC, IFRC, Tohoku University, UNDP and WMO. After sharing the outcomes of recent international events related to disaster data as well as recent developments in GLIDE system functions, participants actively discussed ways to promote improvements in the connectivity of databases using GLIDE. The conclusion was that each member will continue to promote linkages via GLIDE.   
(2022/12/20 15:00)
12-24 December 2022 (kobe,japan)

ADRC conducted the JICA Knowledge Co-Creation Program entitled "Promotion of Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction" from 12-24 December 2022, in cooperation with JICA Kansai. It was attended by five management-level DRR agency officials from 3 countries: Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Mexico. 

This program aims to share the concept of mainstreaming DRR, that is, incorporating DRR in development policies, and the methods of promoting the mainstreaming of DRR at the policy level. It also aims to share the various experiences of Japan and to examine the strategies and approaches for promoting the mainstreaming of DRR in participants' countries. During the two-week program, participants attend lectures, site visits, and discussions on disaster countermeasures in Japan. They are expected to actively engage in DRR measures to reduce humanitarian and economic losses due to disasters. 

ADRC would like to express its sincerest gratitude to all the organizations and universities that contributed to the success of this program.
(2023/01/05 15:00)
29-30 November 2022 (online)
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ADRC participates annually in the Integrated Workshops (IWS) of the Typhoon Committee, where year-end reports are presented by the four working groups: the Working Group on Meteorology (WGM), the Working Group on Hydrology (WGH), the Working Group on Disaster Risk Reduction (WGDRR), and the Training and Research Coordination Group (TRCG). This year, the Typhoon Committee Secretariat (TCS) held the 17th IWS online on 29-30 November 2022 with the theme "Tropical cyclone planning, forecasting, and response services for early warning and early action."

One of the keynote presentations was from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) of Japan, which talked about the "Use of Satellite Data for Flood Simulation and Risk Evaluation." As reported, various Japanese agencies (e.g., JAXA), with which ADRC also works closely, provide satellite data and create climate change impact projections to simulate floods and assess risk impacts. Satellite data is especially valuable as it informs mitigation measures and also facilitates early action. Other keynote presentations at the 17th IWS were given by presenters from Vietnam, China, South Korea, and the Asia-Pacific Typhoon Collaborative Research Centre. 

The 18th IWS in 2023 will be hosted at ESCAP in Bangkok, Thailand. 
(2022/12/07 15:00)
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