Senior Official-Level Forum in Indonesia
Date: 16 November 2017
Venue: National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB), Jakarta, Indonesia
The Senior Official-Level Forum (SOLF) for Strengthening Institutional and Policy Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Integration was held in Jakarta, Indonesia on 16 November 2017 with participation of over 50 participants including senior officials from eight ASEAN Member States, the ASEAN Secretariat, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the JICA Project Team. The SOLF was organised under the Concept Note No. 20 (CN20) Project for Strengthening Institutional and Policy Framework on DRR and CCA Integration, which is one of the Flagship and Priority Projects of the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) Work Programme Phase 2 (2013-2015) being carried over in the Priority Programme 3 of the AADMER Work Programme 2016-2020.
Main objectives of the SOLF were to 1) share good practices of DRR and CCA integration; 2) explore linkages and entry points for collaborative engagement on DRR and CCA across relevant ministries and agencies; and 3) prioritise immediate collaborative activities of the Work Plan for Strengthening Institutional and Policy Framework on DRR and CCA Integration (hereinafter, Work Plan) and commence its implementation. The SOLF was co-chaired by Mr. Vilayphong Sisomvang, Deputy Director General, Social Welfare Department, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Lao PDR, and Mr. Saharat Wongsakulwiwat, Director, Research and International Cooperation Bureau, Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Ministry of Interior, Thailand, on behalf of the Co-Chairs of the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM) Working Group on Prevention and Mitigation.