The Bangkok Declaration 2014: Committing to Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia

Location: Bangkok, Thailand. 23rd Jul 2014

Hosted by the Royal Thai Government, the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) was held in Bangkok from 22-26 June 2014, with the theme “Promoting Investments for Resilient Nations and Communities”. The objective was to assure a commitment to DRR from all participating stakeholders; ranging from national governments to civil society and international organisations. During this Conference, Mangroves for the Future was a panelist at a side-event organized by IUCN.

IUCN led a panel discussion side-event on 24 June, where representatives from the projects ‘Building Resilience to Climate Change – Coastal Southeast Asia’ (BCR) and ‘Ecosystems Protected Infrastructure and Communities’ (EPIC); together with Mangroves for the Future (MFF), International Centre for Environmental Management(ICEM), and the Thai NGO the Sustainable Development Foundation(SDF), came together to discuss nature-based solutions to disaster risk reduction and climate change resilience-building in Asia. 

MFF delivered a presentation on the Bangladesh experience in enhancing resilience in coastal ecosystem dependent communities. Learn more about MFF's SGF projects in Bangladesh.

The 6th AMCDRR provided final outcome documents consisting of a political declaration called the Bangkok Declaration on DRR; an Asia-Pacific Input Document for the post-2015 framework for DRR (Hyogo Framework for Action 2); and a set of Voluntary Commitment Statements made by key stakeholder groups such as Parliamentarians, the Private Sector and the Media etc.

Read more about the Bangkok Declaration from the IUCN Website newspage.


Excerpt reposted from the IUCN website.


Presentation of MFF at AMCDRR (Thailand) by Assistant Project Manager for MFF Bangladesh, Enamul Siddique.

Presentation of MFF at AMCDRR (Thailand) by Assistant Projec ... , Bangkok, Thailand © IUCN, 2014

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