The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2015

Disasters without Borders - Regional Resilience for Sustainable Development

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The world's most disaster-prone region has witnessed natural disasters that affected development. Building resilience to natural disasters is crucial. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) must be integrated into national development planning. This report assesses the state of resilience in the region, and disaster-related goals and targets of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. It highlights drought and reviews information management that would equip many countries in providing the right information to the right people at the right time, paying attention to the need to integrate DRR into development planning and government. The goal is to build resilience towards achieving sustainable development.




Under the overall direction of Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP, this report was prepared by a team led by Shamika Sirimanne, Director of the Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division. The core team consisted of Syed T. Ahmed, Alf Ivar Blikberg, Nia Cherrett, Shaina Hasan, Kelly Hayden, Sung Eun Kim, Ho Miu David Li, Ryan Meintjes, Matthew Perkins, Sanjay Kumar Srivastava and Keran Wang.


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