At the 73rd Session of ESCAP a side event will take place on 18 May focusing on building resilience to water-related disaster risks and the case for regional cooperation.
The new Typhoon Committee Strategic Plan 2017-2021 was adopted at the 49th session of the ESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee in Yokohama, Japan in February 2017.
On 31 March 2017, a side event of the TWG-DR3 of the RCM was held with the topic: Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction for Poverty Reduction in Asia-Pacific.
The Sahana Foundation has been monitoring accessibility of critical servers in various countries in the Asia-Pacific region, noting that electricity and internet connectivity are essential for early warning dissemination.
The role of ICT at times of disaster and especially during the post-disaster search and rescue efforts are critical. The ICT sector in Bhutan still has significant strides to be made.