Natural Disaster Management

5.1    Implement decisions and measures outlined in the Cha-am Hua Hin Statement on EAS Disaster Management and continue to discuss the linkage between the EAS Paper on a Practical Approach to Enhance Regional Cooperation on Disaster Rapid Response and the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response Work Programme 2016-2020;


5.2    Support the operation of the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre), and encourage all EAS participating countries to provide funding and technical support;


5.3    Build on the linkage between the EAS Paper and other disaster management activities under the EAS and ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) Work Programme 2016-2020 as well as promote information-sharing, rapid response, and coordinated action;


5.4    Deepen engagement between the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM) and national disaster management authorities of non-ASEAN EAS participating countries to guide cooperation in disaster management and disaster risk reduction (AU):


5.4.1      Support the ACDM Sessin on EAS Cooperation on Disaster Management;


5.4.2     Consider continued participation of National Disaster Response Agencies of EAS participating countries in the 24x7 Points of Contact Network Meetings, and in providing updated inputs for the Virtual Knowledge Portal;


5.5    Conduct disaster response and recovery exercises, in coordination with other regional forums, keeping in mind the importance of avoiding unnecessary duplication to strengthen the capacity of regional countries to cope with natural disasters:


5.5.1      Support the EAS Earthquake Response and Relief Joint Exercise;


5.5.2      Continue to support the implementation of 2011  Indonesian-Australian Paper on Practical Approach to Enhance Regional Cooperation on Disaster Rapid Response and 2014 EAS Statement on Rapid Disaster Response, including in support in  implementation of the One ASEAN One Response Declaration;


5.6    Conduct capacity-building, exchange of experiences, and sound practices in disaster management:


5.6.1      Conduct capacity-building activities on disaster risk reduction and response including preparedness reporting in accordance with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction;


5.6.2      Promote exchange of knowledge and experience on medical rehabilitation treatment, both mental and physical health under the framework of the World Health Organization (WHO);