OUTCOMES OF THE REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION MECHANISMS OF TSUNAMI EMERGENCY AND REHABILITATION OPERATIONS IN AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FORESTRY
Representatives from the participating agencies were invited to submit written papers for these proceedings. The papers contribute to the objectives of the workshop and comprise an important output.
The papers provide an overall review of the progress and achievements of the project and its impact on national efforts to manage information and coordinate rehabilitation activities. In particular, the papers offer considerable insight into the information management and coordination efforts in each participating country, including those implemented by the governments and other stakeholders in tsunami emergency and rehabilitation activities. They also offer valuable recommendations on how information management, exchange and coordination mechanisms can be maintained, sustained and improved as government and other agencies move from rehabilitation to longer-term development initiatives.
Whilst there are factors and considerations unique to each country and regions within a country, a number of recommendations emerged that have wide applicability.
Mangrove forests have been grossly undervalued in terms of the environmental service they provide for coastal protection. Mangrove forests must be preserved and rehabilitated.
The papers comprise Annex 4 of these proceedings.