Organization: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), Bangkok and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
- Dr. Allan Lavell, Sasakawa Awardee 2015, DRM Expert
- Ms. Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, World Bank
- Mr. Aslam Perwaiz, ADPC
- Ms. Nancy Zapata Rondón, Peru´s Ministry of Economy and Finances
- Dr. Karen Kraft, Global Initiative on Disaster Risk Management, Peru Senior Consultant
Many developing countries are seeking to mainstream disaster and climate risk management into development policies and strategies. However, only a few governments adopted management practice that incorporates risk reduction starting with investment identification through to implementation. To raise awareness among national governments to be more risk-oriented is to share practical examples of how countries, despite scarce technical and financial resources, utilize risk assessment to mainstream disaster and climate risk into decision-making in public infrastructure investments.
This event presented examples for from Peru and Lao PDR how risk-based approaches can be used for effective decision-making contributing to the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) 2015-2030. The German Government’s technical support to Peru´s Ministry of Economy and Finances led to systematic integration of disaster risk management into public investment projects, with Nancy Zapata, at the forefront and Dr. Allen Lavell involved as an advisor, contributing to some of the key conceptual foundations linking disaster risk management and climate change adaptation. The German government’s Global Initiative on Disaster Risk Management, represented by Dr. Karen Kraft, supports the dissemination of the approach within Latin America and beyond.
In Lao PDR, the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) under a World Bank-funded project, assisted the Ministry of Planning and Investment in integrating disaster and climate risks into the 8th Socio-Economic Development Plan (2016-2020) as well as changes in the government’s Public Investment Project (PIP) management procedures by utilizing risk assessment results from key sectors such as transportation, irrigation, rural housing and urban planning. Mr. Aslam Perwaiz, involved as the Deputy Team Leader of the project contributing some of lesson learnt in demonstrating scientific tools for good policy decisions.