The 13th annual meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee on Disaster Management was held in Islamabad, Pakistan in collaboration with the NDMA Pakistan
H.E. Mr. Ahsan Iqbal. Minister, Ministry of Planning, National Reforms and Development, Pakistan
The overarching theme for the 13th meeting is "Operationalizing Global Frameworks for Risk-Resilient Development in Asia"
Guiding implementation of DRR in the Asian region; Promoting cooperative DRR programs on a regional and sub-regional basis; and guide the work of ADPC and its future direction.
Established in 2000 as one of the first regional dialogue platforms to promote consultation and cooperation on reducing disaster risk, the Regional Consultative Committee (RCC) on Disaster Management promotes peer advocacy and the exchange of experiences in disaster risk reduction (DRR). Its Secretariat, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), initiated the committee to bring countries in the Asian region together to achieve common goals in DRR, explore ways to transform policies into practice, and promote regional cooperation.