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AA Webinar V | Anticipatory Action and shock-responsive social protection to strengthen disaster preparedness and resilience - ASEAN

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Adopting Anticipatory Action and shock-responsive social protection to strengthen disaster preparedness and resilience: Learning from the ASEAN region

 This webinar is co-organised with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat, in close collaboration with the Asia-Pacific Regional technical working group on anticipatory action and support from the European Union.

This event is part of KORE Anticipatory Action (AA) webinar series

 As of May 2019, the FAO-led consortium of UN Agencies (WFP, UNICEF, UN Women), Red Cross Red Crescent Movement (German Red Cross and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies) and NGOs (Save the Children International, People in Need, and Dan Church Aid) have been implementing the DG ECHO-funded project: Scaling up Anticipatory Action (AA) and Shock Responsive Social Protection (SRSP) with innovative use of climate risk information for disaster resilience in ASEAN. The ambition of this project was to introduce new and innovative approaches in the implementation of the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) and its work programme.

Since its inception, the project has been implementing the ASEAN Guidelines on Disaster Responsive Social Protection (ASEAN DRSP Guidelines) to support Country Roadmaps to incorporate it alongside AA. Specific target countries included: Cambodia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Viet Nam.

In mid-October 2021, the project commissioned an independent external evaluation/ participatory review to assess the (i) relevance of ECHO-supported interventions since 2017; (ii) efficiency and effectiveness of implementation encompassing partnerships, operational arrangements, resource utilization, etc.; (iii) achievement of results and impacts on capacity building of ASEAN member states (AMSs), particularly project target countries and ASEAN; and (iv) cross-cutting issues including, inclusivity and resilience. The participatory review process involved all relevant stakeholders: beneficiaries, Government officials, ASEAN sector bodies, implementing UN agencies, NGO partners, and others.

Against this background, the webinar specifically aims to:

  • To present the key findings on the progress of advancing AA and SRSP in ASEAN (and beyond) through an institutionalized approach.
  • To illustrate project results and lessons learned relevant to the adoption, institutionalization, and sustainable financing of AA and SRSP, including meaningful evidence of the project’s COVID-19 cash transfer impacts on beneficiaries.
  • To discuss recommendations – for AMSs, ASEAN, and humanitarian/development partners, for further scaling up and sustaining the proven approaches.


Special remarks

  • Director Susana Juangco, Office of Civil Defense, Philippines, Co-Chair ACDM WG P&M
  • Mr. Davide Zappa, Thematic Expert – Disaster Preparedness, DG ECHO  
  • Ms. Hang Thi Thanh Pham, Senior Resilience Officer, FAO RAP 


  • Ms. Zoe Scott, Independent Consultant for FAO RAP 

Panel discussion

  • Dr. Riyanti Djalante, Assistant Director, Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance Division, ASEAN 
  • Ms. Emma Flaherty, Thematic Lead, REAP 
  • Ms. Tran Thuy Anh, Program Analyst, UN Women Viet Nam 
  • Ms. Lyca Sarenas, Chief of Staff, Ministry of Social Services and Development (MSSD), Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Philippines 



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