15th meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee on Disaster Management (RCC)
The 15th meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee on Disaster Management (RCC) will be held in Bangkok, Thailand on 15 - 17 January 2020. Organized with support from the Government of Sweden through Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the meeting will focus on the theme Enhancing Regional Cooperation and Coherence for Resilient and Inclusive Societies.
The meeting will be co-hosted by the Department of Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation (DDPM) of Thailand and Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC).
Currently comprising of 26 countries in Asia and the Pacific, the RCC serves as a non-binding regional mechanism to discuss and promote peer advocacy and exchange of expertise in disaster and climate risk management. It is comprised of National Disaster Management Organizations (NDMOs) of member countries.
ADPC, as the secretariat, initiates regular committee meetings and assists countries in the transfer of key findings in future projects in alignment with relevant global frameworks.
The RCC meetings provide an opportunity for the member countries to showcase good practices and discuss ways to transform policies and frameworks into action. It also enables all member countries to update their peers about the progress made in adapting to climate change; reducing disaster risk; implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and pursuing Sustainable Development Goals of the Agenda 2030 priority areas.
The 15th RCC meeting builds on the momentum established from the Islamabad Statement (13th RCC, 2016) and the Kathmandu Statement (14th RCC, 2018) on coherence, including the Asia Regional Plan (2016), the Ulaanbaatar Declaration (2018), and most recently from the Global Platform on DRR (2019). The 15th RCC meeting is also expected to contribute to the 2020 Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.
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