Asean strengthens partnership, innovation for disaster management
JAKARTA, Oct 16 — The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and its partners have reaffirmed commitments to raise the Asean people’s awareness about the importance of disaster risk reduction during the commemoration of Asean Day for Disaster Management (ADDM) 2021.
The ADDM is convened annually and jointly with the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR) on October 13.
According to Vietnam news agency (VNA), this year’s commemoration took place on October 14 via video conference, hosted by Singapore as the current Chair of the Asean Ministerial Meeting on Disaster Management (AMMDM).
Under the theme “Strengthening Partnership and Innovation for Disaster Management in Asean”, ADDM 2021 was commemorated on the sidelines of the 9th AMMDM, which was held on the same day. It was attended by Asean Ministers in-charge of disaster