ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) Merupakan Kesepakatan
Disasters are an unfortunate reality that we must face as a society. Whether it`s natural disasters like floods and earthquakes, or man-made ones like oil spills and explosions, the damage caused by these events can be catastrophic. This is why the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) was created.
AADMER is a binding agreement between the governments of the ASEAN region that outlines guidelines and protocols for responding to disasters. It was adopted in 2005 and came into force in 2009. The main objective of the agreement is to enhance regional cooperation and coordination in disaster management, with the aim of reducing the negative impact of disasters on people`s lives and the environment.
The agreement outlines five priority areas for action: prevention and mitigation of disasters, preparedness and response to disasters, rehabilitation and reconstruction, institutional strengthening, and cooperation and partnerships. These priority areas are supported by a set of guiding principles, including the importance of involving communities in disaster risk reduction, the need for timely and effective response, and the importance of building capacity and sharing knowledge and expertise.
Since its implementation, AADMER has played an important role in improving disaster management in the ASEAN region. It has facilitated the exchange of information and best practices between member states, and has helped to build capacity and develop a culture of disaster preparedness. It has also provided a framework for regional cooperation in disaster response, enabling countries to respond more quickly and effectively to disasters when they occur.
In recent years, AADMER has been put to the test by a number of high-profile disasters in the ASEAN region, including the 2008 Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar and the 2013 Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. In both cases, the agreement proved to be an effective mechanism for coordinating regional response efforts and providing much-needed support to affected communities.
Looking ahead, AADMER will continue to play a critical role in disaster management in the ASEAN region. As the frequency and severity of disasters continue to increase, it is more important than ever that member states work together to reduce the impact of disasters on people`s lives and the environment. By strengthening regional cooperation and coordination, building capacity, and sharing knowledge and expertise, AADMER will help ensure that the ASEAN region is better prepared to face the challenges of the future.