OUTCOMES OF THE REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION MECHANISMS OF TSUNAMI EMERGENCY AND REHABILITATION OPERATIONS IN AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FORESTRY
This publication marks the culmination of FAO project OSRO/RAS/503/CHA on Information Management and Coordination Mechanisms of the Tsunami Emergency and Rehabilitation Operations in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
This publication was produced by the participants who attended the regional workshop in Bangkok, 30 October – 1 November 2006. They provided the raw material in the form of presentations, papers and discussions and FAO gratefully acknowledges their contributions.
Funding for the workshop was provided by OCHA. FAO gratefully acknowledges their financial support and the trust they have extended in allowing FAO a “free hand” in organizing the event.
No workshop can succeed without a small team of committed individuals who attend to the many logistical details required to bring together a group of people from many countries and Ministries and organize an agenda that results in a productive meeting and tangible outcomes. In this case, FAO acknowledges the efforts of Dr Gamini Keerthisinghe, Senior Plant Production Officer, FAO RAP; Mr Merkur Beqiri, Tsunami Information Management and Review, Project Lead Consultant, FAO RAP; and Dr Yuji Niino, Land Management Officer, FAO RAP; and the many committed FAO support and administration staff who worked behind the scenes.
FAO would also like to extend a note of appreciation to the Governments of Indonesia, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Thailand for delegating senior officers to attend this workshop.
Finally, FAO thanks the participants who spent many hours preparing their material and actively engaged in a highly productive meeting.