Asian Regional Expert Meeting on Development, Disasters and Catastrophes (Am-DC)

OECD Development Centre – ISEAS Joint Hybrid Seminar

Objectives and Focus of the Asian Regional Expert Meeting
Countries in Asia and the Pacific are highly exposed to natural hazards, and the exposure is increasing. For instance, recent data shows that occurrence of disasters in Asia and the Pacific for 23 year-period of 2000-22 increased by about 90% compared to the previous 23-year period (EM-DAT database). Reducing catastrophic risk is vital for development in countries in Asia and the Pacific.

The Asian Regional Expert Meeting on Development, Disasters and Catastrophes (Am-DC) provides opportunities to discuss policy priorities, analytical approaches and data challenges. It contributes to narrowing the gap between policy research and practical policy implementation in disaster mitigation and response.

Collaboration among people with different backgrounds can build useful platforms to exchange views and strengthen policy dialogue on how to mitigate disaster risks at the regional level. This platform also promotes networking between research and the policy decision makers in Asia and Pacific economies with the hope of spurring further dialogue beyond the events.

There are several key issues for discussion at the Asian Regional Expert Meeting on Development, Disasters and Catastrophes (Am-DC) in April 2023.

• Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance• Near-Term and Long-Term Challenges Toward Disaster Resilient Growth• Disasters and Supply Chain• Budgetary Frameworks and Fiscal Measures in Disasters• Development, Institutional Framework and Governance in Disasters• Disasters and Climate Change

Please refer to the programme here (updated 24 April) and concept note here (updated 24 April) for further details.



This hybrid event is open to the public and will be held at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS).

Attending the Event In-person at ISEAS

To join the event in-person at ISEAS, please register via the ISEAS mobile app, available on iOS and Android via the Apple or Play store. Search “ISEAS” to find or scan this QR code.

In-person registration for Day 1 starts at 9:30 am.

Apple Store

Play Store

Seating capacity is limited. Do register early to avoid disappointment.

Attending the Event Virtually via Webinar

To join the event virtually at the specified date and time using your internet devices, please register via the following links to receive your unique login link for the webinar via the zoom platform.

Day 1 (Tuesday, 25 April 2023) – Please register here.

Day 2 (Wednesday, 26 April 2023) – Please register here.

If you have questions for the speaker, please key in your questions via the Q&A, stating your name and affiliation. The moderator will field them to the speaker during the Q&A session.


Apr 25 - 26 2023


ISEAS Seminar Room 1 & 2 / Webinar