February 04, 2013
Under the lead of the AADMER Partnership Group (APG) a number of consultations have been recently held to increase the participation of civil society within AADMER.
AADMER is the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response. On behalf of the Disability Inclusive DRR Network for Asia-Pacific (DiDRRN), ASB participated in a national consultation in Jakarta. General recommendations included the increased participation of ....
High-Level Monitoring Visit to Mentawai a success
December 11, 2012
This year our annual monitoring visit by the government of Indonesia was to the remote Mentawai islands off Sumatra.
ASB works under a Memorandum of Understanding with Indonesian Ministry of Home Affairs coordinated through the Directorate General for Rural and Community Empowerment. We are always pleased to host this annual visit from colleagues from the inter-Ministerial team and this year was no exception.
ASB has been ....
Yogyakarta Declaration in Practice
November 26, 2012
The Disaster Management National Agency of Indonesia (BNPB) is serious in following up results of the 5th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, The Yogyakarta Declaration, encourages the strengthening of DRR implementation at the local level with the participation of the community, including vulnerable groups such as persons with disabilities, women, the elderly and children.
This was demonstrated by conducting the ....
No one is left behind
November 14, 2012
New article on ASB and partner the Australian Indonesia Facility for Disaster Reduction's work on DRR for children with disabilities available from: www.aifdr.org/?p=791
Photo: ASB project coordinator for Ciamis Rofikul Hidayat with Irfan ....
AMCDRR launches with vulnerability and inclusion
November 12, 2012
22 October 2012. The 5th Asian Ministerial Conference on DRR began today with important pre-conference events.
The DiDRRN consortium hosted a Vulnerability and Inclusion in DRR event chaired by ASB Country Director Alex Robinson and with eminent presenters from Bangladesh, Fiji, Indonesia and Pakistan.
From left to Right: Dr Alex Robinson, Mr Sulistyo (Indonesia), Mr Katabwena Tawaka (Fiji) and Ms Naomi Navoce (Fiji).
The event ....
November 12, 2012
The Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Network (DiDRRN) was launched at the 5th Asian Ministerial Conference on DRR, 22 October 2012.
Co-founded by ASB, CBM, Handicap International and Malteser International, DiDRRN aims to ensure that persons with disabilities are better represented and accounted for in DRR policy and practice.
Over 15% of the world's population are living with disability and these individuals are at ....