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.
Mr. Puji Pujiono, Regional Adviser on Disaster Risk Reduction at UNESCAP, talks about e-resilience and sustainable development.