Strategic and project consultation meetings held in Bangkok
The Management Office (MO) took the opportunity to discuss pertinent issues with country representatives during the 6th AMCDRR in Bangkok, Thailand. Meetings were held on June 23 and June 24 with the participation of official members from Citizens’ Disaster Response Center (Philippines), Korea Disaster Relief Association (South Korea), Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies (Sri Lanka), and PLANAS Indonesia as well as observer country Bangladesh (represented by Dhaka Community Hospital Trust).
The MO facilitated the discussions regarding guidelines on the usage of the organization’s emergency response pool fund, including target countries and scale of disaster, amount per response, disbursement timeline and method, and management of funds. Moreover, a project to be funded by Korean company Samsung C&T in Bangladesh was also introduced and fleshed out between APADM and the local counterpart.
On the second day of the meeting, CDRC, PLANAS, and DCH Trust each presented their project proposals for forming multisector DRR national platforms in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Bangladesh. Each proposal was discussed in detail while the MO and other members present provided suggestions for revisions. The MO will follow up on the revised proposals and work to secure funding for the projects within the current fiscal year.