Disaster Risk Reduction Working
Group, Myanmar (DRR Working
During Cyclone Nargis recovery process in 2008, DRR Working Group was constituted under the Early Recovery Cluster comprising various agencies including Government Departments, UN Agencies, INGOs, local NGOs and academic institutions. The DRR Working Group had actively engaged and contributed to the Post-Nargis recovery planning on identifying disaster risk reduction issues for consideration and inclusion into recovery and reconstruction planning.
Later, the DRR Working Group mandate was expanded and it is a platform for DRR related agencies to participate, share and discuss further development of Myanmar DRR in various aspects. The Thematic Areas of the work of DRR Working Group are:
- Support policy dialogue and strengthening institutions for DRR
- Community-based disaster preparedness and mitigation
- Building DRR knowledge and awareness (disaster research and assessments to inform programme development)
- Mainstreaming DRR into other sectors
The DRR Working Group has supported various DRR initiatives by identifying possible areas for DRR interventions and providing strategic guidance to proceed with. The DRR Working Group is open to organizations working on or with interest on Myanmar DRR including government agencies, professional bodies and other development agencies. The DRR Working Group has also enhanced cooperation and partnership among members which has been realized into various DRR projects jointly undertaken.
Further information on DRR Working Group - Term of Reference and Work Plan
The DRR Working Group is chaired by UNDP and co-chaired by Action Aid, Myanmar. The Steering Committee under the DRR Working Group comprising the twelve selected members provides secretariat support and guide the activities. The DRR Working Group convenes a meeting once a month.
To view Meeting Minutes of DRR Working Group Meetings. (link to meeting minutes page)