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About the ISDR IAP
The ISDR Asian Partnership on Disaster Reduction (IAP) was set up in 2003 at the initiative of the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC) as an informal group to promote disaster risk reduction matters in the Asia and Pacific region. The IAP subsequently expanded in 2007 including regional inter governmental organisations, governments, civil society organisations, United Nations (UN) and international organisations, bilateral and multilateral donors. Since 2007, the IAP has emerged as the support mechanism for the Asia Regional Platform for DRR and has been meeting twice a year.
- Supports the political leadership of the regional platform through series of Asian Ministerial Conferences on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR);
- Supports the biennial HFA progress review that includes national and regional progress monitoring and monitoring the implementation of the joint regional action plans and recommendations from AMCDRR; and
- Improves regional coordination and coherence through regional experience sharing.
In 2012, the IRDR was invited to lead the IAP’s Scientific, Academic and Research Stakeholders. The Programme’s active involvement, represented by the IPO’s Executive Director, meant attending the two planning meetings for the 5th AMCDRR, which was held in October 2012. Out of these meetings resulted the Ministerial Statement, the Yogyakarta Declaration on Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia and the Pacific 2012, which includes science within its preamble. The Declaration also includes 11 annexes of the Stakeholders’ Declarations, of which Annex 10 is the statement of commitment from the Scientific, Academic and Research Stakeholders.
In early-2013, the IAP’s discussion forum was launched on the IRDR’s website to provide the Science, Academia and Research (SAR) Stakeholders group the opportunity to further exchanges of ideas and experiences outside of the face-to-face meetings.
This is the online discussion forum for the ISDR’s Scientific, Academic and Research Stakeholders to encourage the exchange of ideas and experiences. The community was established as a result of the efforts from both the IAP and IRDR, based on the Statement of Scientific, Academic and Research Stakeholders for the 5th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.
How to Subscribe to the IAP SAR Listserv:
Simply “Register” in the upper right column and check ‘Also subscribe’. A confirmation email will be sent to you, confirming your username and a generated password.
How to Post Messages to the IAP SAR Listserv:
There are two ways to post messages to the list. Subscribers can:
- Comment on a post already on the list.
- To initiate a topic please email the listserv moderator, Kerry-Ann Morris, the IRDR’s Junior Science Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note this list will be moderated by the IRDR International Programme Office (IPO). Other moderators will be added as needed.