First Business Resilience Forum in Cambodia engages small enterprises in disaster preparedness

A one-day Business Resilience forum was jointly organized by the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), the Federation of Associations for SMEs of Cambodia (FASMEC) and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) through its iPrepare Business facility. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the forum has been conceptualized as part of the multi-stakeholder partnership of Asian Preparedness Partnership (APP) through its country platform, the Preparedness Partnership of Cambodia (PPC) on 22 June 2018 in Phnom Penh.

APP Country Action Plans

One of the foremost activities implemented under the program was to undertake Baseline Assessment studies to map out the current status of the humanitarian ecosystem for managing disasters at the institutional, organizational and operational levels. The assessment studies have been carried out in all program countries to assess capacities, systems, and inter-agency coordination mechanisms of key stakeholders-  Governments, International NGOs, local humanitarian organisations, academic institutions and civil society organizations working in disaster preparedness and emergency response. 

MOI Signing Between NCDM, Cambodia and ADPC

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is implementing the program “Strengthening Capacity of Government, Local Humanitarian Organizations and the Private Sector on Preparedness for Response in Asia” in six countries, Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka, in order to improve the preparedness and humanitarian response to disasters, strengthening the interface and partnership between Government and Local humanitarian organizations and enhancing capacities through partnerships, knowledge resourc

Info-graphics: Cambodia

Cambodia is home to 15,135,169 people with 20.319% people living in urban areas while 79.681% living in rural areas. Country’s GDP is reported as 15,249.684 mil USD. Based on the internationally reported data from 1990 -2014, the most frequent disaster for Cambodia is flood, followed by drought and storms. Annual flood is very common phenomenon in Cambodia while severe droughts occurred at least once every five years. Typhoons usually landfalls during the Southeast Asian Typhoon season with devastating impacts on the property and livelihoods.

Validation Workshop in Cambodia

Cambodian Humanitarian Forum (CHF) funded by USAID/OFDA, commenced in May 2012. The successes of this endeavor lead to launching of the program “Strengthening capacity of Government and Local Humanitarian Organizations on preparedness for response in Asia."One of the six selected countries for this program is Cambodia. This program is being coordinated by Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) with support from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and association with in country partners PADEK and NCDM.

Guidance Notes on Humanitarian Assistance

The development of a Guidance Note on Humanitarian Assistance for the local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Cambodia is one of the outputs of the project “Strengthening Emergency Response Capacity of Humanitarian NGOs in Cambodia”, funded by USAID/OFDA, which was implemented from May 2012 until April 2014. This project was coordinated by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) with in-country partners Partnership for Development in Kampuchea (PADEK), the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) and the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP).

Cambodian Humanitarian Forum (CHF) - Contingency Plan

In order to address institutional, knowledge and capacity gaps that existed in the Kingdom of Cambodia relating to humanitarian response procedures and practices, the Cambodian Humanitarian Forum (CHF) was established in 2012 as a network of local humanitarian NGOs. The creation of the CHF was funded by USAID/OFDA and was assisted and coordinated by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC) and their in-country partners, Partnership for Development in Kampuchea (PADEK), the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) and the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP).

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