In 1996, with the aim to increase the resilience and reduce the vulnerability of communities in disaster-prone southeast Asia, the European Commission's humanitarian aid department introduced the disaster preparedness programme (DIPECHO) in vulnerable countries across the region. Through DIPECHO actions, significant achievements have been made in disaster risk reduction (DRR) in southeast Asia over the past two decades.
To mark its 20th anniversary, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), in partnership with the European Commission, is organising a two-day workshop to enable DIPECHO partners to share their lessons learned, achievements and challenges, as well as the draw out recommendations for future disaster preparedness initiatives.
The workshop will be attended by both national and regional key stakeholders such as government officials, representatives from civil society organisations, as well as DIPECHO national and regional partners.
Date: 07/12/2017 – 08/12/2017
Venue: Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit Hotel