Regional : Strengthening Cooperation on Disaster Risk Management within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
The KSTA aims to support the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat and member states implement the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) Work Programme 2021-2025 by supporting increased cooperation and enhancing capacity on disaster risk management (DRM). The TA will contribute by (i) increasing regional cooperation on transboundary risks, (ii) introducing high-level technology for regional cooperation on transboundary risks, and (iii) advancing interregional cooperation through capacity building and knowledge exchange.
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|Project Name||Strengthening Cooperation on Disaster Risk Management within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations|
|Country / Economy||Regional
Lao People's Democratic Republic
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Operational Priorities||OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
|Sector / Subsector||
Public sector management / Public administration
|Gender||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The KSTA aims to support the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat and member states implement the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) Work Programme 2021-2025 by supporting increased cooperation and enhancing capacity on disaster risk management (DRM). The TA will contribute by (i) increasing regional cooperation on transboundary risks, (ii) introducing high-level technology for regional cooperation on transboundary risks, and (iii) advancing interregional cooperation through capacity building and knowledge exchange.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
Southeast Asia has some of the world's most extensive transboundary disaster risk including droughts and floods in the Mekong Basin, earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions across the Ring of Fire, and tropical cyclones and storms along coastlines and islands. With the increasing levels of disaster risk, in part driven by the concentration of people and assets in hazard-exposed areas, environmental degradation, and climate change, it is critical that the region strengthens its cooperation and capacity to enhance regional public goods and reduce the social and economic impacts from transboundary disasters and emergencies.
Since 2009, ASEAN has led the region's efforts on DRM through AADMER, a legally binding agreement on regional cooperation in the field of disaster management and emergency response. Since coming into force, it has provided a framework for ASEAN to advance efforts to realize its vision to "build a region of disaster-resilient nations, mutually assisting and complementing one another, sharing a common bond in minimizing adverse effects of disasters in pursuit of safer communities and sustainable development." AADMER is operationalized through 5-year work programs, developed by the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM).
The first AADMER work program (2010-2015) put in place regional mechanisms for joint response and disaster risk reduction, including establishing wide-ranging partnerships. The second work program (2016-2020) focused on protecting development gains through eight priority programs covering risk assessment, disaster prevention and mitigation, disaster preparedness and emergency response, disaster recovery, and knowledge and innovation. The third and current work program (2021-2025) seeks to enhance and support ASEAN's disaster risk reduction and disaster management capabilities through five priority programs: (i) risk assessment and monitoring, (ii) prevention and mitigation, (iii) preparedness and response, (iv) resilient recovery, and (v) global leadership. Each priority program of the current work program is overseen under one of three ACDM working groups co-chaired by ASEAN member states.
In recognition of AADMER's increasing maturity over successive work programs, the scope and ambition of the current work program has expanded. It explicitly covers slow-onset hazards, such as drought, and seeks to play a more active role in transboundary issues at both the operational and normative levels. Further, the work program seeks to engage with regional organizations on DRM outside of ASEAN, including with the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), the Pacific Community (SPC), and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) to exchange knowledge and build mutually beneficial working relationships.
Targeted efforts to enhance knowledge on key DRM issues and building capacity of decision-makers, institutions, and systems can complement and inform ADB's operations in DMCs. The sustainability of this TA is premised on supporting agreed approaches within ASEAN by fostering an enabling environment for further investment at the DMC level.
ASEAN Member States' resilience to transboundary risks improved (ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response)
|Description of Outcome||
ASEAN's transboundary DRM capabilities enhanced
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Regional cooperation on understanding transboundary risks increased
High-level technology for regional cooperation on transboundary risks introduced
Interregional cooperation through capacity building and knowledge exchange advanced
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Cambodia - Nation-wide; Indonesia - Nation-wide; Lao People's Democratic Republic - Nation-wide; Malaysia - Nation-wide; Philippines - Nation-wide; Thailand - Nation-wide; Viet Nam - Nation-wide|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. ADB will use quality- and cost-based selection (90:10) to select consulting firms and International Consultant Selection for individual consultants. The consulting firm will procure goods and services on digital technology solutions based on the systems review and requirements of the ASEAN Secretariat and selected DMCs.|
|Procurement||Procurement will follow the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Goldfinch, Steven|
|Responsible ADB Department||Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||SDCD|
Asian Development Bank
|Concept Clearance||12 Aug 2021|
|Fact Finding||09 Apr 2021 to 09 Apr 2021|
|Approval||06 Dec 2021|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||06 Dec 2021|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|06 Dec 2021||-||06 Dec 2021||30 Nov 2023||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|500,000.00||810,137.93||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,310,137.93||17 Jun 2022||345,442.48|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Strengthening Cooperation on Disaster Risk Management within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2021|
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ADB Strengthens Cooperation with ASEAN on Disaster Risk ManagementThe Asian Development Bank has announced a grant of $1.3 million to advance disaster risk management in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) through technical assistance.
|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Implementation of the ASEAN Guidelines on Disaster Responsive Social Protection to Increase Resilience||Firm - Consulting||Closed|
|Output 1: Regional cooperation on understanding transboundary risks increased||Firm - Consulting||Closed|
|Output 2: High-level technology for regional cooperation on transboundary risks introduced||Firm - Consulting||Closed|
|DRM Coordination Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Capacity Development Technical Assistance||Technical Assistance 6853||30 Jun 2022||CUFA LTD. (AUSTRALIA) | Suite 303, 275 Alfred Street North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia||Asian Development Bank||229,956.00||—|
|Capacity Development Technical Assistance||Technical Assistance 6853||25 May 2022||ASIAN DISASTER PREPAREDNESS CENTER (ADPC) (THAILAND) in association with Earth Observatory of Singapore (SINGAPORE) | SM Tower, 24th Floor, 979/69 Paholyothin Road, Samsen Nai, Phayathai Bangkok 10400 Thailand||Asian Development Bank||234,893.00||—|
|Capacity Development Technical Assistance||Technical Assistance 6853||05 May 2022||RMSI PRIVATE LIMITED (INDIA) | A-8 Sector 16, NOIDA Uttar Pradesh 201301 India||Asian Development Bank||419,495.00||—|
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