Disaster risk reduction and resilience building in Asia: unpacking the Post 2015 Agenda

This report reflects the perspectives of individual practitioners who attended the 8th Practitioner Workshop in Bangkok during 23-25 November 2015 . The publication offers solutions to issues, problems and challenges regarding community resilience, expanding preparedness for response and innovation and risk-informed development. The central points ermerging from the discussions are: Collaboration across agencies and the use of new technologies will be central in ensuring risk-informed decision-making and sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region; New technologies have the potential to bring about substantial change to the landscape of disaster preparedness and response; and Mainstreaming DRR in agriculture is of utmost importance in order to build the resilience of communities and nations in the long-term.