Brisbane, 13 September 2022 (TDI): Australia is collaborating with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) to host the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (APMCDRR). The event will take place at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 19 September to 22 September 2022.

About the Conference

The conference is expected to attract up to 3,000 delegates from more than 40 countries. Moreover, the theme for this year’s APMCDRR conference is “From Crisis to Resilience: Transforming the Asia-Pacific Region’s future through disaster risk reduction”.

The event provides an important opportunity to review efforts to prevent new and reduce existing risks. Furthermore, it offers countries and organizations to make actionable commitments against the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

In addition, it is an opportunity for delegates from across the Asia Pacific to showcase and share experiences, actions, and innovations to help build a resilient future for the region. UN Women is also actively engaging in different events leading up to the APMCDRR.

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Plenary Sessions

The Conference will host three plenary sessions focusing on critical areas related to disaster risk reduction. These include firstly ‘Risk Informed Investments and Scaling Up Financing for Disaster Risk Reduction’, secondly ‘Making Infrastructure and Systems Resilient’ and thirdly ‘Community Knows Best: Reducing Disaster Risk for All.’

Furthermore, the launch event serves as a platform to better understand the need of integrating climate change adaptation in the Asia-Pacific. In addition, it provides resilience to development plans and shares experiences in promoting climate change adaptation strategies.

APMCDRR enables the strengthening of cooperation and actions to accelerate risk reduction. Moreover, it discusses ways to strengthen regional and subregional cooperation to address climate change challenges. In short, focusing on some key adaptation priorities can help build resilience in the Pacific region.