ADRRN takes the lead on HFA progress review at local government and communty perspectives in South and South East Asia
Save Save the Earth Cambodia as SEA Regional Coordinating Organization hosted the National Coordinators' Conference at Phnom Penh on 2nd and 3rd November 2010. The conference was opened by the Senior Minister and First Vice President H.E. Nhim Vanda. Marcus Oxley, the Chair of the Global Network of Civil Society Organizations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR) flew from the Secretariat at London to Phnom Penh to enhance the process.
The Country Coordinators from South Asian Region participated the conference are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal (Country and Regional Coordinating orgaization) and Pakistan.
The Country Coordinators from South East Asian Region participated the conference are Cambodia (Country and Regional Coordinating Organization), Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam.
The key outcome of the conference:
Country Coordinators have improved technical knowledge on the HFA progress review at local governmen tand community perspectives. how to collaborate with participatroy Organizations, how the study can value the local dialouge proceses between local government and community levels where NGOs can play a vital role in facilitating the processes.
There 82 countries are participating the review process around the world under 10 regions. The Country Reports and regional reports will be followed to the global report ' VFL 11'.
One of the excellence of the GNDR and VFL is - there are only two regular staff they have been working to manage the entire process. We the regional and country coordinators have a lot to learn from this process.