This year’s meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee (RCC) revolved around the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) in Asia. Thirteen nations in the region including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam have gathered in Thimphu, Bhutan on 16-18 June to work together on reducing disaster risks and strengthening resilience.
The German Government has supported the meeting and the GIDRM contributed with a best practice approach from Peru on risk-sensitive public investment planning and strategies for local early warning systems. Representatives from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Martin Hoppe, Head of Division, and the Managing Director of GIZ, Cornelia Richter, have joined the annual meeting. The RCC member states will furthermore put a strong focus on generating risk information to national governments to ensure risk-informed development planning, and on strengthening efforts to build resilience of businesses and supply chains to protect livelihoods in the region.