Disaster Environment Working Group for Asia (DEWGA)

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DEWGA is a network of regional and international organisations established in 2007 that aims to guide research, development and capacity building to reduce vulnerability and build resilience to disasters arising from coastal hazards and climate change in Southeast Asia.

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Partners are WWF, IUCN, CARE, the ADPC and the Laboratory of International Environment and Disaster Management (IEDM) at Kyoto University. The group is supported by the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) and UNEP.

DEWGA will seek to be part of the proposed expanded ISDR Asia Partnership and of the UNEP-led ISDR Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction to ensure that the initiative is connected to other disaster reduction partnerships in the region and that its activities are integrated in the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005 - 2015.

External website: www.dewga.org

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