ADRC: Following up on DRR policy peer review project

Proba's view of the Maldives
ESA's Proba sees Maldives from Space
Credits: ESA

UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office located in Japan, the Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC), initiated the DRR Policy Peer Review project back in 2009 with the aim of developing Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) capacities among its members by sharing information.

This year, "Developing a National Framework on Managing Internally Displaced Populations (IDPs) during emergencies" was selected as target project and a reviewer team has already visited the Maldives to conduct surveys.

The team visited institutions and organizations involved in DRR in the Maldives and made recommendations on capacity building. A workshop was held in Male, where good practices from Japan and Myanmar on reducing tsunami risk and improving IDP management were introduced.

The project’s main goal is to support mutual learning processes among ADRC members through frequent information sharing and survey reports.