Bangkok to Sendai and Beyond: Implications for Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia

Ranit Chatterjee, Koichi Shiwaku, Rajarshi Das Gupta, Genta Nakano, Rajib Shaw

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Abstract

The recently concluded World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 (SFDRR) have set renewed priorities for disaster risk reduction (DRR) for the next 15 years. Due to Asia’s high exposure to natural hazards, the implications of the new SFDRR have major significance for the future development of the region. The 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR), held in Bangkok in 2014, was a regional preparatory meeting for the WCDRR, and proposed various targets and indicators for DRR in Asia. The AMCDRR recommended inclusion of these goals in the SFDRR. This study focuses on the WCDRR negotiations, particularly outcomes that affect four major groups: local authorities; children and youth; science and technology; and business and industry. An analysis is undertaken of the overlaps and gaps in the outcomes of the 6th AMCDRR and other preceding conferences that fed into the WCDRR. A set of recommendations has evolved from this examination for consideration at the upcoming 7th AMCDRR in 2016. The areas that merit consideration in the upcoming AMCDRR 2016 are: (1) development of baseline data and quantitative indicators for monitoring progress in DRR; (2) creation of a common stakeholder platform; (3) construction of city typologies for consideration in all future local level planning; (4) promotion of a culture of safety by linking large enterprises with small and medium enterprises; and (5) exchange and sharing of information and databases between regions at all scales.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-188
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Disaster Risk Science
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Bangkok
  • Disaster risk reduction
  • Sendai
  • World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

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  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Safety Research

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Bangkok to Sendai and Beyond : Implications for Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia. / Chatterjee, Ranit; Shiwaku, Koichi; Das Gupta, Rajarshi; Nakano, Genta; Shaw, Rajib.

In: International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, Vol. 6, No. 2, 01.01.2015, p. 177-188.

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Chatterjee, Ranit ; Shiwaku, Koichi ; Das Gupta, Rajarshi ; Nakano, Genta ; Shaw, Rajib. / Bangkok to Sendai and Beyond : Implications for Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia. In: International Journal of Disaster Risk Science. 2015 ; Vol. 6, No. 2. pp. 177-188.
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