Myanmar launches disaster risk reduction portal
Myanmar's Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD), the nodal agency for Disaster Management in Myanmar, launched an online portal for wider dissemination of policies, guidelines, manuals and activities regarding Disaster Risk reduction. The launch ceremony was organized on 16th July 2012 at Nay Pyi Taw and was chaired by the Deputy Director General of Relief and Resettlement Department, Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement. Approximately, 30 ministries, UN Agencies and NGOs attended the launch ceremony. The Website is an all-in-one source of Disaster Risk Reduction information for Myanmar. The Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC) provided technical support to RRD for the development of the Portal.
In March 2012 UN-SPIDER conducted a Technical Advisory Mission to Myanmar and worked closely with the Relief and Resettlement Department on exploring options to improve Myanmar's Risk and Disaster Management with space-derived information.